Inspired by this blog, I decided to put together my own list of things I want to do and carry on through the new year. Don't call it a resolution. It's good to reflect and remind yourself of what you want/should/need to do.
1. Read more. It's that simple, but somehow the hardest thing for me to make time for lately. I have a stack of books piling up at home and so many more on my wish list, yet I find I'm distracted by electronics and excuses. Needs. To. Stop. ::insert crosses arms girl emoji::
3. Build a better commuter bike, increase activity, & acquire *summer bod*. My current bike commute, when I'm not being weak and driving, is a 10 mile round trip adventure. It's a very easy ride and relatively flat. I come from just north of Center City Philadelphia (Fairmount) to deeeeeeep South Philly (Navy Yard). It's manageable and makes me feel so productive and alert. For 8 years I've been riding a very dependable fixed-gear bike. I'm certainly keeping her for quick jaunts, but these legs are achy and they just wanna freewheel! Oh, the frame I have was gifted from a colleague: Schwinn Circuit.
4. Learn more, solve problems. Some of you may know I've been tackling a second undergrad degree, very slowly, at night, in Civil Engineering. There have been road blocks and schedule conflicts, but I'm going to keep on chugging. Take classes when I can and read more when I can't. This is kinda like #1, but still a goal I have to remind myself of periodically. About halfway there...
5. Be relentless. Just attack everything with all I have and be tenacious. Nobody is going to do it for you. Be fierce and achieve your goals. Aside from Beyonce, these pictures represent the kinda fierceness I'm aiming for.