2011 Resolutions in Retrospect

What a year! 2011 has been a decent year, if not a busy social year indeed. I always say that I’m anti-social but I find myself going out every week whether it’s to meet friends for dinner, drinks, or just to go see a movie! But I was conscientious about the goals I set for myself this year. I made sure to make a short VERY SHORT list of goals because I wanted to actually achieve them.

Find a boyfriend

This has been a goal of mine for 3 years. I didn’t just want to ask any guy to be my boyfriend. It was a long and arduous search with many months of “I don’t care anymore” but secretly eyeing a crowd, wondering, could he be the one? Worst of all, I was told this year by a male friend, “If I were straight, I’d be afraid to date you. You have too high of a standard.” So what if my standard runs to tall, good looking, dark haired, British sounding men with a good education and is smart enough not to flaunt his intelligence? It can’t be that possibly hard. Could it?

Make 3 new dishes every month

I love cooking. Something about cooking calms me. I measure food, convert weights, do some mathematical equations in my head, toss and turn, and voila, a new awesome dish. I tried new recipes and invented new dishes and by the end of year, I was able to create some healthy alternatives as well to start a new healthy living.
Paula Dean

Read the classics every month

I fell a little on this one towards the end of the year. But I’m proud to say these are the titles that I did accomplish reading:

War & Peace Leo Tolstoy
One Hundred Years of Solitude Márquez, Gabriel García
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Possession A.S. Byatt
Emma Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Dracula Bram Stoker

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

PS, I found my Darcy, British (colonialism) accent and all.