Hello there everyone,
I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year. I love New Years. It feels like a brand new start. I wonder what's gonna happen this year.
I wrote a lot of entries about 2006. I complained a lot, but I failed to stress that a lot of good happened to me last year as well. Last year was the year of change and I went through a lot of things for the first time. It was a bittersweet year, and I look back on it with more good memories than bad.
I won't make a long list of resolutions. I will definitely not make a resolution to lose weight or go to the gym more often. That is something that I resolve to do for the rest of my life. I won't make it a short-term goal, and I think that's why many people fail at it.
To help myself be more active, I would like to dedicate more time to dance. There are other dance forms I would love to learn in addition to bellydance. For instance, I would love to learn the Charleston. I know it's from the Roaring 20s, but it makes me so happy. I don't know if I'll actually get around to taking lessons, but I will definitely keep on bellydancing.
I would also like to continue my journey with yoga. It has already helped me with my flexibility and breathing, which is so important in bellydance.
But my main goal for this year is paying down my debt. If I can do that, then I can follow my dream of world travel. I definitely haven't seen all the places I want to see, and I really want to improve my foreign language skills. I am not talking about a week long vacation in a couple of cities learning conversational phrases. I am talking about immersing myself deeply in another culture and fully learning the language for a year or two.
I couldn't imagine carrying on responsibilities such as a boyfriend, a marraige, a dog, a career or a house without having traveled completely unattached one more time, like I did in Barcelona. Yes, being alone in another country is very hard, but the payoff is huge. This is the perfect time to do it because I have no attachments except for a car and some posessions, which I could sell. The only thing holding me back is debt, which is a huge shame.
This year, I will also keep applying for jobs in the federal government and taking those exams. I don't care how many times I fail. I don't care how many rejection letters I get. I've already gotten a lot. I just have to keep on moving until something happens.
Anyway, I really hope 2007 is a happy year.