2010 was a great year. Time to do even better.
- Become financially stable: I need a steady job. Figure modeling is great, but not always reliable. I at least need a reliable part-time job that I can fall back on if babysitting or modeling is light. And it needs to be a job I enjoy, because I obviously can’t stand working even a mildly bad job for too long. So it’s back to waitressing! As soon as I get back in town I’ll be applying like hell for serving gigs, as well as trying to book up January with modeling. Once I’m stable I won’t have to panic about money and I can start saving up for future purchases and a rainy day fund.
- Get back to good eating: I’ve completely fallen off the wagon eating paleo. Especially over the holidays, I’ve looked at sugary, grainy confections and thought “Just this one exception.” But I’m making exceptions almost every day. I’ve been getting caught in sugar cycles and the cravings are coming back. Need to reel it in and get back to more meats and veggies. I plan to download more recipes, cook more at home, and do stricter shopping. I plan to update more about food on the blog too, which is incentive to keep eating well.
- Enroll in a dance class: I miss dance. A lot. Also, I could do with some more exercise in my life since I’m no longer walking everywhere like I did in college. And it will make me a better model. I’d like to do a few different classes: definitely a ballet class for classical training and a fun class, something like jazz, swing, hip-hop, or burlesque. I definitely want to pick a class where I can perform again. As soon as I get financially stable, dance classes will be one of my first investments.
- Get more involved with Atlanta Objectivist Society: I like socializing with the local Objectivists and I’d like to work more with them more to promote my values. So I plan to do as much as I can to promote and organize ATLOSCON and I’m considering moderating an Atlas Shrugged discussion group. (I really enjoyed the breakout groups to discuss Atlas at the Clemson Summer Conference.)
- Make my apartment feel like home: I want my apartment to be my own space. I want it to reflect my personality, be a place to bring friends and family, and be a safe haven for me to work and relax. Through thrift store shopping, lots of DIY, and borrowing concepts from the Not So Big House series, I plan to slowly cultivate my apartment into a place of my very own. I also plan to phase out the cardboard furniture and plastic cutlery with real tables and silverware. It’s a dream I’ve had since high school and I’m very excited to bring it to reality.
- See more of Atlanta: I want to get to know the city better. See the sights. I definitely want to explore Little Five Points more. And a better understanding of Atlanta roads would be nice. It’s also important to explore new museums and galleries in the city to meet new artists and build clients.
There’s more I want to do and I’m sure new goals will come up as my life changes, but I’m more likely to stick to this list if it’s short and sweet. What are your plans for the new year?