But that doesn't stop me from setting some goals for myself anyway.
I bought this Daruma doll at the Hokkaido shrine on New Year's day. You paint one eye, and make a goal or wish for yourself. When you've accomplished the goal, you can paint the other eye. I figured this will be a nice reminder to keep at it this year. So here's what's up for 2012;
- BE MORE ADVENTUROUS
I've always veered on the side of caution my whole life. This year, I want to take more chances, and step out of my comfort zone a bit. Does that mean I'll be jumping out of a plane this year? Heck no, but it does mean that I'm gonna speak more Japanese, more hiking, be more active, and maybe even take up skiing lessons.
- MORE QUALITY TIME WITH MY MAN
Nathan and I have been married for 13 years, so it's easy to get into a routine, even when living overseas. We're making it a priority to have at least one date a month - just a special time for the two of us where we can connect with each other. This is actually starting today: Nathan booked us a room at a spa in Jozankei where we're gonna get massages, soak in hot springs, and just hang out with each other. A great way to start the year, I'd say!
- LEARN TO PLAY MY UKELELE
It's about time I learned an instrument, and I've always like the ukelele, ever since I used to play around with my mom's as a kid. I can't wait to be able to play old songs from the 1930s!
Well, there you have it. Here's to a great new year!!