I thought I would check in with my list. Maybe I should have checked in with it a little earlier so I'd still have a good chunk of time to address the items I'd lagged on, but overall, I'm pleased with the status of my resolutions.
In 2008, I resolved to:
Learn to use chopsticks.
It's kind of ugly, as Ray pointed out ("Leslie, do you need a fork?") during Evan's birthday dim sum, but I'm not starving to death at the end of the meal, so I'm counting it.
Drink more milk.
I now drink milk almost every day. I am less freakishly concerned about the condition of my bones.
Practice more yoga.
This is a funny joke. When I wrote it, I meant I'd practice twice a week as opposed to once. Somehow, I didn't practice ANY yoga this year. I did take up running and two kinds of dancing, which is something, but I need yoga to control anxiety and migraines.
Read more books.
I've read 12 books so far this year, which isn't as many as I would have liked to read. But considering I made this resolution because I'd only managed to read 3 books during the year of the split and continued to have a difficult time sitting still through 2008, I think this is a significant improvement.
Joke. Try again next year.
Make something with my sewing machine.
I made two softies and a skirt.
Start cooking again.
Less of a joke than yoga and painting, but I did not cook enough for it to become a habit, so a failing grade on this one too.
Finalize my divorce.
My divorce was final on May 19.
I will grow.
I started running, tapping, bellydance and applied to be counsellor at a summer camp for kids with cancer. These are all things I would have considered impossible before this year. Now I am trying to keep an open heart with someone, even though it is the scariest thing in the world to me at the moment. Growing is never finished, but I think this was a pretty good start.