I really don't. If I'm going to make changes in my life, it's because I want to, not because the calendar ticked over.
That being said, I did make a list of things of 20 things that I would like to accomplish this year. Just in case the world should end next December. You know how it is. There is no doubt in my mind that I will not be able to accomplish everything on this list, but I hope to give it my best effort.
So here we go.
The 2012 Just-in-Case the World Should End To Do List, Which is in No Particular Order of Importance. Also called the 2012 JCWSELWPOI, if you're into brevity.
1.) I'm so making baked Alaska. BOOM. The gauntlet has been thrown, bitches.
2.) Learn how to play the guitar.
3.) Ride on a motorcycle.
4.) Sew a dress from a vintage pattern.
5.) Visit Taliesin. Here I come, Frank Lloyd Wright! This trip also may or may not include the House on the Rock.
6.) Buy a 1950s dress.
7.) Donate to the local animal shelter.
8.) Watch these classics: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Pulp Fiction, North by Northwest, Schindler's List, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
9.) Make a souffle.
10.) Sleep under the stars. This one might be tricky, because I hate bugs. We'll see.
11.) Watch 5 sunrises in a row.
12.) Get in the car one morning and take a road trip without knowing where we're going.
13.) Go on a picnic.
14.) Have my favorite photos that I've taken printed, and hang them in my home.
15.) Plant a tree.
16.) Become a micro-lender on Kiva.org
17.) Make 2 vegan desserts.
18.) Eat 5 foods I've never eaten before.
19.) Print out all my digital photos and put them in albums, so that I actually have physical copies of them. I'm 4 years behind on this. Help.
20.) Finish reading Don Quixote.
As I complete things on my list, I'll update it here on ye olde blogge. Wish me luck! If there's anything you'd like to accomplish this year, let us know in the comments!