4. Only buy clothes that can be worn in all seasons and for both work and play
5. Do more art
Aside from our travel resolution, I have several other resolutions for the new year that I would like to share. This is the first year ever, at least to my memory, that I have been really excited about resolutions for the new year and I know that writing them down here will help me stay motivated.
1. Drink more water. Drinking enough water has been something I have struggled with since I was a kid. Step one: Buy a pretty pink Klean Kanteen water bottle.
2. Do more yoga. Sam and I have memberships to a bouldering gym that also has yoga classes so I can go to an unlimited number of yoga classes. My goal is to go to at least two yoga classes a week. Step one: Go to yoga on Monday nights before the week gets too crazy. And this week I went on both Monday and Tuesday.
3. Read 20 books this year. This one came from one of our friends who declared it to be his resolution as he was leaving the New Year's Eve party we had at our house. And I am not counting children's literature or anything that I read with my students. Step one: Brew tea. Step two: Start reading. I have already finished my first book of the year: The Four Agreements.
4. Only buy clothes that can be worn in all seasons and for both work and play. I love clothes but I am trying to narrow it down to only the essentials, the items that I love and will wear the most. That's where my new style rule comes in: 75% of my wardrobe must be items that can be styled to work for all seasons (I live in the mountains so I wear sweaters year round) and for both teaching and time outside of work. Since I already have a great wardrobe, anything that I buy during 2015 must fulfill these requirements. Step One: Find cute dresses at Loft on sale for $6 apiece that look great with a scarf, cardigan and boots and will also be perfect in the summertime with sandals (in Europe, with my soon-to-be new husband.)
5. Do more art. When I was a kid I was constantly drawing, painting, crafting, writing songs and writing plays. Now I hardly do any of those things. This year I want to make time for doing art simply for the sake of art. Step one: Organize art desk and supplies.