Every year we make New Year’s Resolutions, but why?
How many of these “resolutions” do we actually achieve?
I am pleased to say that last year one of my resolutions was to start a blog about life in Portugal. It was quite a challenge for a “technomuppet” such as me, especially as six months before this resolution I was not even aware of the blogosphere scene. It took me five months to pluck up courage and when someone introduced me to WordPress, as it was relatively user friendly, “PigletinPortugal” was born.
Another 2010 New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight – my target weight loss was 20kg. A little optimistic bearing in mind I love eating, but I did lose 2.5kg.
So my resolutions for 2011 are: – Sod the diet and enjoy life, wine and food.
– Exercise more (5 times per week) so I can enjoy the above without feeling guilty.
– Enrol in a decent creative writing course.
– Participate in the WordPress PostAWeek challenge.
– Learn one Portuguese word a day to increase my very basic vocabulary and concentrate on future and past verb tenses.
– Learn one French word a day focusing initially on family, food, directions and home. I can then at least grunt out a word or two and not look a complete nerd to surprise our daughter, who lives in France.
– Build a raised vegetable garden and grow more vegetables and herbs.
– Research and cook one new recipe each week; photograph the results, both successes and failures, and post to my blog.
– Start drawing and painting again. Maybe even have a go at drawing some basic cartoons.
– Visit Tomar, Ria Formosa, Evora and Tavira.
– Finally – buy a GPS gismo so we can go geocaching.
What resolutions did you make and achieve in 2010 and what resolutions have you made for 2011?