lost in a february song

hello! happy february! it’s been a month now, so i’ve decided to revisit my new year’s resolutions to check in on my progress:

1. postpone certain procrastinatory activities until homework is complete

i’ve been trying a new method that i call the ‘cycle method’ – i star tasks that absolutely must be completed and do a bit of each, rotating through the list. at the end of each cycle is something more fun that still needs to be done (like writing this blog post, or cleaning a section of my room). it seems to be working so far!


2. find more breakfast food options

i’m making a list, and possibly a weekly calendar. my greatest new find is quesadillas, or anything in a wrap form.

3. expand my cooking repertoire

ian and i made fajitas…

4. distribute holiday presents/cards in a timely manner

so far i’m two for two. let the valentines day card-making challenge begin!

5. come up with some sort of exercise routine

i’ve done nearly nothing with this so far. i just walk more quickly sometimes. small steps (but actually large steps, literally…).

6. give myself a weekly allowance of $10

this didn’t work. i went into debt too quickly to feed myself and so forth…instead i’ve been keeping a detailed spreadsheet of my purchases and hopefully i’ll come up with a better plan from there. trying to work on the tight budget for a couple of weeks did make me quite mindful of what i need verses what i want, and that did help.

7. read 50 new books <— this is my main one

see my progress on the 2010 reading tab :) also, i completed 21 days of reading for pleasure every day, with the help of a brilliant site called habitforge.

8. see 10 plays

none yet. but i’m seeing the student-directed play this week!

9. watch 43 movies

i saw ‘sherlock holmes,’ ‘fever pitch,’ ‘hamlet 2,’ ‘the princess and the frog,’ and ‘he’s just not that into you.’ pretty good for movie-shy me.

10. get training in shakespearean acting

i’m working on applying to some summer programs. i’m also in a play now, and although not shakespearean, it’s great to get feedback from a director and to sit in on other actors’ rehearsals to watch them develop.

11. visit 10 museums/aquariums/historic sites

i saw harry potter: the exhibition at the museum of boston!

12. consistently put nerdfighter notes in john green books at bookstores

i’ve left several at some barnes & nobles around the area and i even got a response from someone! it was really sweet.

13. post on my blog more regularly

i’m really trying to post at least once a week and to make up for the weeks that i don’t!

14. attend 10 concerts

i’ve been to two school concerts so far: jazz, blues, & percussion and the voice recital. i also performed in/attended a concert by the nec prep school called ‘today’s youth perform today’s music.’

15. reread through the potter series

i’m still at the beginning of sorcerer’s stone, but i did start!

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