Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Morning Deserves an Update

So. It's another end to another week. At this point, they kind of blend into one another. This week felt soo long, yet today it feels like it was just last weekend yesterday. I think it's because all I do is go to work, come home, chit chat with friends, and try to make it into bed early enough that I am not fighting against myself to wake up in the morning and do it all over again. In all honesty, the most exciting thing about this week was that I discovered Trader Joe's grocery store. I think that I assumed that living in DC again would instantly give me a social life, it would make my world just seem that much better by default. And you know what? It actually did. As much as I sit around in my apartment and watch tv and eat frozen meals, it still feels great to just be in DC! When I was staying with my sister in Maryland, I got home from work, came home and watched tv and went to bed at a reasonable enough hour to wake up and do it all over again. So what's the difference between then and now? Now I am doing this by choice! If I wanted to go out I could. I could actually be out all night clubbing and drinking, but if I am going to wake up and drag my ass to work, then I need to go to bed at a decent hour (having a motion-sensored snooze button on an alarm clock doesn't make it any easier to get out of bed in the morning). But you know, I think that I am ready to go and start taking advantage of being back in a city with a downtown that goes beyond having a shopping mall. So, in order to hold myself accountable, I am going to write my to-do list on here. So, here goes my 12 goals to accomplish by the end of February:

1. Go and check out the 15 Thrift Stores in the DC area on
2. Visit the Rober Frank exhibit at the National Gallery of Art
3. Print and frame some of my photographs to hang in my apartment
4. Read and finish 1-2 books
5. Go to the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring
6. Cook a really nice complete meal for myself (and possibly a few friends)
7. Find a book club and go to a meeting
8. Go and actually use my apt building's workout gym
9. Find out exactly how my company's health insurance policy works and make plans to USE IT
10. Go out on photography excursions at least 5 times
11. Write more in general (blogging, journaling, creative writing)
12. Start keeping in touch with my friends and family more regularly

So, I think that to start, that's a very do-able list. I think that if I can accomplish these then I will be able to start adding more and more to the list until I am actually not just coming home everyday and falling into the same boring (yet comfortable) old routine. Wish me luck!

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