2020: New Year, Same Great Me

It’s 2020! My main goal for the year is to keep on being the best version of myself. I like the person I am. I want to keep being me, do good, and make and do cool stuff.

collage of pictures representing my mood for 202, including "okay, boomer," "legalize witchcraft," Giles (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) with a chainsaw, and a possum wearing a foil hat.
2020 mood board

Here’s what I want to do this year:

  • Make good food and not waste the food I make or buy.
  • Read at least one book per week.
  • Read the books I already have.
  • Read library books and bike or walk to the library for most trips.
  • Bike or walk to places around town as much as possible.
  • Keep at my weight lifting and exercise, mostly as a support for roller derby. It is really fun and rewarding to compete in weight lifting, but it’s hard to do both. This year I’m going to focus on derby as my main sport.
  • Play roller derby and have fun doing it. I’m going to take breaks when necessary and remember that it’s a fun hobby.
  • Announce derby at tournaments, make opportunities for new people to try announcing and find ways to support other announcers.
  • Coach derby. I started coaching towards the end of 2019 and I aim to continue.
  • Knit a shirt or sweater and learn a new knitting technique, like brioche.
  • Sew a cool item of clothing.
  • Learn how to mend things and do some mending. I bought thread and needle, plus some books on embroidery techniques. I’m two-thirds of the way there.
  • Stop buying shit I don’t need.
  • Support small/local/woman-owned businesses when I do need to buy things.
  • Garden. Keep my herbs alive for more than a month. I usually get lazy and stop watering them, but I like to have fresh herbs.
  • Try new things.
  • Be an informed voter and help others to be informed, especially considering the upcoming election.
  • Take the DELE C1 exam. This is a Spanish proficiency exam I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years but I’m going to do it this year for real. I already have the date set: July 10.
  • Get better at Icelandic.
  • Spend time with people I care about. Don’t rely on facebook to maintain my relationships.
  • Be generous.
  • Have and enforce boundaries.
  • Relax (not as easy as it sounds thanks to 🌈anxiety🌈).