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One (And Only) Resolution Post of 2017

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Ah, the case of the missing 2017 resolutions. The resolutions that never were. Or were they?

I jotted these down on Post-Its on January 1st and just never got around to posting them. Halfway through the summer, I found them stuck inside the cover of my Sudoku book, and started checking them off.

So, in case you’ve been waiting with baited breath for 365 whole days…here are/were my 2017 resolutions:

Print some photos and hang at 1701ACCOMPLISHED
Hire a person to help with some projects – ACCOMPLISHED – This year, we’ve had employees since May 1. It’s been fun to build a little team and a relief to have some help around the building.
Organize old photos/files on my computer – FAILED? – I don’t even know what files I was talking about
Sell iPhones – ACCOMPLISHED? – I can’t remember if I sold an iPhone. I probably did.
Redesign Fathom Coffee labels – FAILED – But they also look pretty cool, so I’m not sure why I wanted to do this.
Get a dishwasher/counters at 1701 – ACCOMPLISHED
Make it to the final table at poker – ACCOMPLISHED
Go to NJ in the summer – FAILED – My car kept breaking every time I had a trip planned.
Visit a tropical island – FAILED
See Nicole in person – ACCOMPLISHED – Nicole came to visit this summer! We had a blast while she was here.
Visit Joelle or see Joelle on a day that isn’t Christmas Eve – FAILED – But we did see each other on Christmas Eve.
Run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – FAILED – I registered, and I started training, but then I tripped, fell, and injured myself for four months. #goodjob
Put some kind of class or training on the calendar at 1701 – ACCOMPLISHED – I planned a Salesforce training back in February or March. The funny thing is, no one really showed up, but my best client found me on Google because of that event, so I’m glad I put it on the calendar!
100 members at 1701 – FAILED – Finishing out the year with about 70 members.
See a few good concerts – ACCOMPLISHED
Read a few good books – ACCOMPLISHED
Take a trip somewhere – ACCOMPLISHED – Went on a southwestern road trip with my mom in March. We hit up a bunch of National Parks, hung around in Palm Springs for a few days, and finished our trip with a sunset at Santa Monica Pier. Took a 29-hour vacation to Charlottesville and Shenandoah National Park by myself in July.
Go kayaking – ACCOMPLISHED – My brother and I went kayaking one day over the summer.
Go paddleboarding – FAILED
Get more stamps in National Park Passport – ACCOMPLISHED – I got Lake Mead NRA, Death Valley NP, Joshua Tree NP, Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Shenandoah NP, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge
Go for a ride in a seaplane – FAILED
Find the perfect task management system – ACCOMPLISHED (as much as I could)– This is impossible. There is no perfect task management system. But I, myself, am a walking task management system, and I am pretty good at managing tasks in any system.
Help people start and grow businesses – ACCOMPLISHED – A few I can think of off the top of my head: We helped the Eliza Hope Foundation by making their website. We helped Chris Lane Video and Alexanimation by referring lots of business to them. We helped Megan Hogan by giving her free space for workshops. We helped Troopster by connecting her with Xerox, from whom she was able to secure a pretty large donation, and we provided free space for her care package packing parties. We helped Vibrant Shores Brewing by giving them some of the inside scoop on property in the ViBe Creative District. We helped Fika Coffee Bar by providing some input about brewing equipment and becoming her coffee supplier. We helped Prosper Insurance by becoming their trusted technology partner, and implementing Salesforce for them on a pretty tight timeline. And I’d like to think we helped a lot of other businesses just by bringing Founder Institute events to Virginia Beach, connecting lots of interesting people with other interesting people, and providing an inspiring space for everyone to get their work done.
Get bikes for 1701 – ACCOMPLISHED – We got a few bikes in the spring for members to borrow whenever they want to take a break and a ride to lunch or the beach.
Fathom Coffee pop-ups shops – ACCOMPLISHED – We did a bunch of pop-up shops in 2017, including one at Anthropologie last spring and several throughout the holiday season.
Write some actual blog posts – ACCOMPLISHED – I wrote a few here and wrote a few on Port & Starboard‘s blog, too.
Sell all the crap in the pile from my closet – ACCOMPLISHED – I sold and donated countless items this year.
30-Day Yoga ChallengeFAILED – I started it again, but I only made it to day 6 or something.
Get cat under control – ACCOMPLISHED (mostly) – Once I moved, I switched the cat to the Breeze Litter System, which has been so much better than the old box. She’s also been pretty good about staying out of my room, and I haven’t caught her on my new furniture once!
Paint a picture – ACCOMPLISHED – I painted something on a piece of wood during an abstract art workshop at 1701.
Go ice skating – FAILED
Shoot a gun – FAILED
Small Business Saturday – ACCOMPLISHED – We organized the second annual Small Business Saturday event in the ViBe District. We had a pop-up market in our building with about 25 vendors and coordinated a scavenger hunt with about 20 other participating businesses in the neighborhood.
Go hiking – ACCOMPLISHED – Hiked during my trip to the National Parks in the spring with my mom and during my trip to Shenandoah in the summer.
Go on a boat – ACCOMPLISHED – Went on a whale watching cruise and a dolphin watching cruise on the Rudee Flipper.
Get a new waterproof phone case – FAILED
Capsule wardrobe – FAILED – I’ve pared my wardrobe down significantly, but I can’t say I specifically did a capsule wardrobe this year at all.
Organize Evernote notes – ACCOMPLISHED – I’ve been going through them pretty regularly to make sure they’re all in notebooks that make sense and deleting the ones I don’t really need.
Go surfing – ACCOMPLISHED (sort of) – I took my surfboard in the water, but there weren’t any waves. I paddled around for awhile.
Go on a girls trip – ACCOMPLISHED – If you count my vacation with my mom…
Drink more water – ACCOMPLISHED – I don’t really have any statistics for this, but by my estimation, I think I probably drank more water this year than last year.
Less shopping – ACCOMPLISHED – See above. I definitely acquired less items than I have in previous years, that’s for sure.

28 accomplished, 14 failed. Those might be my best numbers ever. 🙂

As for 2018, well…I’ve spent the entire weekend working, cleaning the house, and watching movies, while intermittently snacking on homemade gluten-free cookie dough stowed away in the fridge. So if I wake up tomorrow without salmonella, I think I’ll be heading in the right direction. 😉

Also, my brother is in Japan. He says hello from next year. He says 2018 is pretty chill — you’ll like it.

Happy new year! 🥂

One and Only Resolution Update of 2016

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I never posted my 2016 resolutions. I had a draft in my Evernote, and I updated them a few times throughout the year, but in reality, I only had one resolution. I wanted to open a coworking space.

Accomplished.

First time in 13 years I’ve ever gotten 100%. 😉

Happy new year.

2017 resolutions in progress. 🙂

Final Resolution Update of 2015

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Fail at updating my blog. Fail at updating resolutions. But I think I did knock a few more out since June.

Twelve months down, zero left. That makes a year.

Work & Professional Development
PMP Certification – FAILEDPMP application submitted, January 23. Approved, January 29. (Now I just have to take the test.)
ITIL Certification – FAILED 
Force.com Developer Certification – ACCOMPLISHEDThey changed this certification this year, I got a Salesforce App Builder certification instead, November 20. I also got a Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant certification, November 10.
Security+ Certification – FAILED
Have everyone on my team get a Salesforce certification – ALMOSTTwo people on my team have certifications. Two do not.
Attend Dreamforce – ACCOMPLISHEDAttended Dreamforce, September 15-18. It was amazing.
Find a better system to manage projects – ACCOMPLISHED – TaskRay installed in Salesforce org, April 2. 
Have someone in my company create a real quote for actual products in our Salesforce org and send it to a customer (as in, launch “Phase 2” of our Salesforce project) – ACCOMPLISHEDDone. Finally. October 23.
Present something at a conference – FAILED
Start a Salesforce user group (either locally or one for my company’s suppliers) – Started a group on the Salesforce website, February 28. Started a one on Meetup (well Jeff did, but I helped invite people to join), November 15.
Apply to grad school – FAILED

Improve Social Life
Host a dinner party – FAILED
Host a brunch – ACCOMPLISHED – Hosted a brunch, July 4.
Host a poker night – ACCOMPLISHEDPlayed poker at John’s house after the Kentucky Derby, May 2.
Host a wine tasting – FAILED
Host at least three visitors in my guest room – ACCOMPLISHEDStephen in town, March 21-26 and April 3. Kerri and Leah, May 22-25. Regina, July 23-27. Christina and Jon, July 31-August 2. Courtney, August 7-8. Mom, August 26-28. Aunt Debbie and Lee, September 5-7. Dad, October 9-11. 
Host a crab party – ACCOMPLISHEDHosted a crab party, July 25.
Make some actual NYE plans – ACCOMPLISHEDHaving a NYE party @ John’s later, December 31.
Go to more events and less bars – ACCOMPLISHED
Watch less TV – ACCOMPLISHED
Invite people out that I don’t normally spend time with – ACCOMPLISHED
Make more friends who are girls – ALMOSTI’m working on it. I’m also accepting that maybe I just always have and always will get along better with guys.
Play poker in real life with human beings (as opposed to on my phone with other people’s avatars) — ACCOMPLISHED –  Joined a poker league, February 6! Now I can play poker with real human beings once every three weeks. 🙂

For My Well-Being
Complete this 30-day yoga challenge – ALMOSTI did about half of it before I got sick in February and then never started it up again.
Mentor a child through The Up Center – FAILED
Volunteer for something – ACCOMPLISHED – I volunteered my time making this website for my friend Casey’s non-profit over the summer and in the fall.
Feel confident about my appearance in a swimsuit by February 10 – Pretty much accomplished. I bought a bunch of one-pieces and tankinis, and I ended up wearing my bikinis anyway. Then I got so sick, I lost like six pounds, so that counts, right?
Have a vegetarian week – FAILED
Run in a race – FAILED
Try a juice diet – FAILED
Post a series of gluten-free recipes – FAILED
Get contacts or prescription sunglasses – FAILED
Figure out why my eyes are so red and puffy and sensitive all the time/fix it – FAILEDI figured out why, but every doctor just says that it’s a chronic condition that will come and go, and there’s not much to be done. 🙁
Ride my bike at sunrise as many times as possible when it’s warm enough – FAILED
Cut my hair or stop using it as an excuse not to exercise (as in, “It takes so long to blow dry…”) – ACCOMPLISHEDI stopped using it as an excuse and I had Tori cut a lot more layers in it, so it takes less time to dry anyway.
Write a really nice post about Mele when I’m ready – FAILED

Travel
Visit Aunt Kim & Uncle Franky in Pennsylvania – FAILED
Spend a whole week in New Jersey – ACCOMPLISHED
Visit Nicole in Texas – FAILED
Visit my brother in Jacksonville and take a road trip down the coast of Florida to Key West – FAILED
Taste wine at some vineyards – FAILED
See Mayan ruins – ACCOMPLISHED – Saw the Tulum Ruins, February 15.
Put feet in Mediterranean Sea – ACCOMPLISHEDPut feet in Mediterranean Sea, April 14.
Take photos of a lighthouse- ACCOMPLISHEDTook photos of two lighthouses the night we went out on a dolphin cruise in Virginia Beach, August 2.
Shop at the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale – FAILED
Go back to Hawaii – FAILED
Go back to Las Vegas – FAILED
Go on at least three cool weekend trips – FAILEDFour trips to NJ do not count.

New Things to Do
Take pictures of pelicans with my telephoto lens – ACCOMPLISHEDTook photos over the summer from Chris and Terri’s boat.
Learn how to use new sewing machine – FAILED
Sew myself a dress – FAILED
Learn to play the ukulele (at least one song) – FAILED
Shoot a gun – FAILED
Roast my own coffee – ALMOSTHelped someone else roast coffee one lovely afternoon in October.
Create a book of my Instagram photos and send it to my grandparents – ACCOMPLISHEDGave them a book of Virginia Beach photos for Christmas, December 24.
Find a creative way to keep area around coffee grinder clean – ACCOMPLISHED I’m not sure this is creative, but I wipe off the counter once per day with a paper towel or my hand.
Paint something cool with watercolors – ACCOMPLISHEDIt wasn’t with watercolors, but I did paint a mermaid at The Mermaid Factory with my mom, August 27.
Make some kind of homemade liqueur (maybe this one?) – ALMOSTI got halfway through the recipe. The mason jar is still sitting on my counter. I was supposed to finish it back in May or June or something.
Take a dance class – FAILED

Stuff I’ve Been Putting Off
Go through pictures from Hawaii/write a post about trip – ALMOSTI went through some pictures and made John a photo book from Hawaii (and one from Barcelona) for Christmas, but I didn’t write a post.
Back up all data and sell old computer – ALMOST – I backed up the data, but I didn’t sell the computer.
Get vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress hemmed/altered in time for Tulum trip – ACCOMPLISHEDTechnically accomplished because I had this dress altered, and I picked it up February 8. But the lady kind of messed it up, so now I need to take it back.
Finish barstools – ACCOMPLISHEDBarstools complete, January 1.
Post a “how to” about editing photos on an iPhone – FAILED
Find a way to display some of my Instagram photos in my house – FAILED
Frame all of my new Cassidy prints and the pelican print I bought last year – ACCOMPLISHED
Start a new business – ACCOMPLISHED
Post in this blog more – FAILED

The Usual
Go horseback riding – FAILED
Go ice skating – FAILED
Go surfing – FAILED
Attend a few good concerts – ACCOMPLISHEDHullabahoos @ The Sandler Center, January 9. Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake @ The Norva, January 31. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness @ 17th Street Stage, May 30. Zac Brown Band @ Farm Bureau Live, June 5. Idina Menzel @ Chrysler Hall, August 26. Reel Big Fish and The Pietasters @ 24th Street Park, September 5. The Killers and The Foo Fighters @ Dreamforce, September 17. Streetlight Manifesto @ The Norva, October 23. The Legwarmers @ The Norva, November 31.
See a few good plays – ACCOMPLISHEDSalome @ Harrison Opera House, February 3. Legally Blonde, The Musical @ The Sandler Center, April 18. Orpheus in the Underworld @ Harrison Opera House, September 27. The Little Mermaid @ The Sandler Center, October 3. Catch Me If You Can @ ODU University Theater, October 24. La Boheme @ Harrison Opera House, November 10. A Christmas Carol @ The Sandler Center, December 5. The Nutcracker @ The Sandler Center, December 18.
Read at least 10 good books – ACCOMPLISHED – Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost by Phyllis A. Whitney (you can purchase this classic gem for $.01 on Amazon…), And One For All by Theresa Nelson (end phase of reading favorite books from age 13), The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank, True Believer by Nicholas Sparks, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott, Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux, Maroon Rising by John H. Cunningham, Foundation by Isaac Asimov. (I kind of lost track because I borrowed a lot of books from Amazon, so this probably isn’t a complete list.)
Make a new resolution every month: FAILED
January: Stop fiddling with my resolutions in Evernote, and put them on my blog where they belong – Posted, January 18.
February: (Nicole said this counts, so I’m posting it.) Pay off my car – Paid off, February 21.
March: Plan trip to Spain, and grow more trees than Jeff – FAIL. Never planned trip to Spain. Just did a bunch of stuff when we got there. Growing more trees than Jeff was a pretty stupid resolution.
April: Fail.
May: Fail.
June: Uh…I don’t even know. I’ll be happy if I write another blog post before July.

Totals: 32 ACCOMPLISHED, 7 ALMOST, 36 FAILED. Pretty consistent with most years, and setting goals you may not be able to accomplish is important. 🙂

Happy new year!

Resolution Update

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Ooooookay. It’s been like three months. I don’t even know what happened for those three months. I went to Mexico. I went to Spain. I worked a lot. I went to New Jersey. It got warmer. I went to the beach a few times. I tried to focus on reading some books, but I couldn’t to I resorted to reading books I used to like when I was 13 because I could finish them in two hours before I got distracted. I gave my closet a much-needed overhaul and took like 12 bags of stuff out of my house. Then I splurged on a pair of Ferragamo shoes I’ve been eyeing for about eight years. I made a plan to go to the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale, but I think I’m going to bail on that. Kerry and Leah came to visit for Memorial Day weekend, and that was super fun. We’re going to try user acceptance testing on the never-ending quoting-in_Salesforce project at work, so maybe we’ll get that right this time. Fingers crossed. And that just about catches us up to present day, right?

June 1. First day of hurricane season. It’s a good thing I put it on my calendar because I almost forgot. But then I remembered, so I went on a four-store jaunt around the Oceanfront and Hilltop to find passionfruit juice and maraschino cherries, so I could make the perfect hurricane. And I’m glad I did because it was a gorgeous night for a drive, and my hurricane was the most delicious one I think I’ve ever made. Oh, and I even picked myself up some food for dinner. 😉

Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is five months down, seven to go.

Work & Professional Development
PMP Certification – PMP application submitted, January 23. Approved, January 29. (Now I just have to take the test.)
ITIL Certification
Force.com Developer Certification
Security+ Certification
Have everyone on my team get a Salesforce certification
Attend Dreamforce
Find a better system to manage projects – TaskRay installed in Salesforce org, April 2.
Have someone in my company create a real quote for actual products in our Salesforce org and send it to a customer (as in, launch “Phase 2” of our Salesforce project)
Present something at a conference
Start a Salesforce user group (either locally or one for my company’s suppliers) – Started a group on the Salesforce website, February 28.
Apply to grad school

Improve Social Life
Host a dinner party
Host a brunch
Host a poker night
Host a wine tasting
Host at least three visitors in my guest room – Stephen in town, March 21-26 and April 3.
Host a crab party
Make some actual NYE plans
Go to more events and less bars
Watch less TV
Invite people out that I don’t normally spend time with
Make more friends who are girls
Play poker in real life with human beings (as opposed to on my phone with other people’s avatars) – Joined a poker league, February 6! Now I can play poker with real human beings once every three weeks. 🙂

For My Well-Being
Complete this 30-day yoga challenge
Mentor a child through The Up Center
Volunteer for something
Feel confident about my appearance in a swimsuit by February 10 – Pretty much accomplished. I bought a bunch of one-pieces and tankinis, and I ended up wearing my bikinis anyway. Then I got so sick, I lost like six pounds, so that counts, right?
Have a vegetarian week
Run in a race
Try a juice diet
Post a series of gluten-free recipes
Get contacts or prescription sunglasses
Figure out why my eyes are so red and puffy and sensitive all the time/fix it
Ride my bike at sunrise as many times as possible when it’s warm enough
Cut my hair or stop using it as an excuse not to exercise (as in, “It takes so long to blow dry…”)
Write a really nice post about Mele when I’m ready

Travel
Visit Aunt Kim & Uncle Franky in Pennsylvania
Spend a whole week in New Jersey
Visit Nicole in Texas
Visit my brother in Jacksonville and take a road trip down the coast of Florida to Key West
Taste wine at some vineyards
See Mayan ruins – Saw the Tulum Ruins, February 15.
Put feet in Mediterranean Sea – Put feet in Mediterranean Sea, April 14.
Take photos of a lighthouse
Shop at the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale
Go back to Hawaii
Go back to Las Vegas
Go on at least three cool weekend trips – Took a weekend trip to NJ, May 8-10. (Is that cool?)

New Things to Do
Take pictures of pelicans with my telephoto lens
Learn how to use new sewing machine
Sew myself a dress
Learn to play the ukulele (at least one song)
Shoot a gun
Roast my own coffee
Create a book of my Instagram photos and send it to my grandparents
Find a creative way to keep area around coffee grinder clean
Paint something cool with watercolors
Make some kind of homemade liqueur (maybe this one?)
Take a dance class

Stuff I’ve Been Putting Off
Go through pictures from Hawaii/write a post about trip
Back up all data and sell old computer
Get vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress hemmed/altered in time for Tulum trip – Technically accomplished because I had this dress altered, and I picked it up February 8. But the lady kind of messed it up, so now I need to take it back.
Finish barstools – Barstools complete, January 1.
Post a “how to” about editing photos on an iPhone
Find a way to display some of my Instagram photos in my house
Frame all of my new Cassidy prints and the pelican print I bought last year
Start a new business
Post in this blog more

The Usual
Go horseback riding
Go ice skating
Go surfing
Attend a few good concerts – Hullabahoos @ The Sandler Center, January 9. Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake @ The Norva, January 31.
See a few good plays – Salome @ Harrison Opera House, February 3. Legally Blonde, The Musical @ The Sandler Center, April 18.
Read at least 10 good books – Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost by Phyllis A. Whitney (you can purchase this classic gem for $.01 on Amazon…), And One For All by Theresa Nelson (end phase of reading favorite books from age 13)
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Stop fiddling with my resolutions in Evernote, and put them on my blog where they belong – Posted, January 18.
February: (Nicole said this counts, so I’m posting it.) Pay off my car – Paid off, February 21.
March: Plan trip to Spain, and grow more trees than Jeff – FAIL. Never planned trip to Spain. Just did a bunch of stuff when we got there. Growing more trees than Jeff was a pretty stupid resolution.
April: Fail.
May: Fail.
June: Uh…I don’t even know. I’ll be happy if I write another blog post before July.

Resolution Update

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So, clearly I’m off to an amazing start on keeping track of these. It’s like a repeat of…whatever that one year was that I never posted any updates. I can’t remember.

Anyway, resolution update. Two months down, 10 to go.

Work & Professional Development
PMP Certification – PMP application submitted, January 23. Approved, January 29. (Now I just have to take the test.)
ITIL Certification
Force.com Developer Certification
Security+ Certification
Have everyone on my team get a Salesforce certification
Attend Dreamforce
Find a better system to manage projects
Have someone in my company create a real quote for actual products in our Salesforce org and send it to a customer (as in, launch “Phase 2” of our Salesforce project)
Present something at a conference
Start a Salesforce user group (either locally or one for my company’s suppliers) – Started a group on the Salesforce website, February 28.
Apply to grad school

Improve Social Life
Host a dinner party
Host a brunch
Host a poker night
Host a wine tasting
Host at least three visitors in my guest room
Host a crab party
Make some actual NYE plans
Go to more events and less bars
Watch less TV
Invite people out that I don’t normally spend time with
Make more friends who are girls
Play poker in real life with human beings (as opposed to on my phone with other people’s avatars) – Joined a poker league, February 6! Now I can play poker with real human beings once every three weeks. 🙂

For My Well-Being
Complete this 30-day yoga challenge
Mentor a child through The Up Center
Volunteer for something
Feel confident about my appearance in a swimsuit by February 10 – Pretty much accomplished. I bought a bunch of one-pieces and tankinis, and I ended up wearing my bikinis anyway. Then I got so sick, I lost like six pounds, so that counts, right?
Have a vegetarian week
Run in a race
Try a juice diet
Post a series of gluten-free recipes
Get contacts or prescription sunglasses
Figure out why my eyes are so red and puffy and sensitive all the time/fix it
Ride my bike at sunrise as many times as possible when it’s warm enough
Cut my hair or stop using it as an excuse not to exercise (as in, “It takes so long to blow dry…”)
Write a really nice post about Mele when I’m ready

Travel
Visit Aunt Kim & Uncle Franky in Pennsylvania
Spend a whole week in New Jersey
Visit Nicole in Texas
Visit my brother in Jacksonville and take a road trip down the coast of Florida to Key West
Taste wine at some vineyards
See Mayan ruins – Saw the Tulum Ruins, February 15.
Put feet in Mediterranean Sea
Take photos of a lighthouse
Shop at the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale
Go back to Hawaii
Go back to Las Vegas
Go on at least three cool weekend trips

New Things to Do
Take pictures of pelicans with my telephoto lens
Learn how to use new sewing machine
Sew myself a dress
Learn to play the ukulele (at least one song)
Shoot a gun
Roast my own coffee
Create a book of my Instagram photos and send it to my grandparents
Find a creative way to keep area around coffee grinder clean
Paint something cool with watercolors
Make some kind of homemade liqueur (maybe this one?)
Take a dance class

Stuff I’ve Been Putting Off
Go through pictures from Hawaii/write a post about trip
Back up all data and sell old computer
Get vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress hemmed/altered in time for Tulum trip – Technically accomplished because I had this dress altered, and I picked it up February 8. But the lady kind of messed it up, so now I need to take it back.
Finish barstools – Barstools complete, January 1.
Post a “how to” about editing photos on an iPhone
Find a way to display some of my Instagram photos in my house
Frame all of my new Cassidy prints and the pelican print I bought last year
Start a new business
Post in this blog more

The Usual
Go horseback riding
Go ice skating
Go surfing
Attend a few good concerts – Hullabahoos @ The Sandler Center, January 9. Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake @ The Norva, January 31.
See a few good plays – Salome @ Harrison Opera House, February 3.
Read at least 10 good books – Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Stop fiddling with my resolutions in Evernote, and put them on my blog where they belong – Posted, January 18.
February: (Nicole said this counts, so I’m posting it.) Pay off my car – Paid off, February 21.
March: Plan trip to Spain, and grow more trees than Jeff