Sunday, January 2, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese calendar 2011 is the year of the rabbit.  I have no idea what that entails but it sounds cool.  I figured that I couldn't pass up a chance to talk about new years resolutions.  I've always been one to set some pretty lofty resolutions every new year only to either forget them 2 weeks later or give up out of frustration.  Now I hesitate to jinx myself and say that THIS year will be different.. but it will!

It's definitely going to be an interesting year considering that I graduate (fingers crossed) in May.  Then I have to make some pretty big decisions about life. Well hopefully I will have made some of those decisions pre-graduation day but knowing me there's a good chance I wont.  Since I have no idea where I will be living come June I figured I should make some resolutions that aren't region specific.  I will only share a couple of them here because the rest are either too personal or too embarrassing.  But mostly too embarrassing.

1.  Become Ambidextrous.  (I had no idea how to spell that and according to spell check I got it right the first try)  So you may be asking yourself what that actually means.  I'm sure you know the definition of the word but you're asking "to what extent does Jo want to become ambidextrous?"  Good question.  I don't know.  But I do know that by doing everyday activities with your non-dominant hand you are expanding your brain and who's gonna argue that that's a bad thing?  I've already started doing simple things like using a fork in my left hand, brushing my teeth left handed and using my trackpad on my laptop with my left hand.  I'm pretty excited about the possibilities.

2.  No french fries for the year.  I have to credit my good friend Kimball Burton for this idea.  He did it last year and he looks good! Ok, he looked good before too but i'm sure it's improved his health.  Seriously though, who needs fries?  They taste great, don't get me wrong but I think there are so many things in our diet that "taste great" but are horrible for us.  And then there is the argument of moderation.  I'm all for that but I feel that I often do better when I deal in extremes and this is an extreme that is a positive thing.

3.  Visit two new countries.  So I guess this one is region specific in a manner of speaking but it's something I really want to do.  I don't know how or when or with whom but I really would like to go somewhere new.  I think it's really important to constantly be learning and this is just one great way to learn about new cultures, people, and just life in general.  We live in a very homogeneous place (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) but we're all people who live on the same planet and it's cool to see how other people think, feel, eat, laugh, etc.. I have to give a shout out to Mckay Orton for going out and just experiencing the world.  If you haven't read her blog or if you don't know who she is check out her blog! Really, it's amazing. If anyone is interested in accompanying me on whatever journey I embark on please let me know.  I really hope to make this one happen.

Well, those are a few of my resolutions.  I know there aren't an extremely large number of people who read my blog but I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the new year and what you hope to accomplish or improve.  Just remember, life is good.

Oh.  here is a random video that I have enjoyed and don't want to keep it to myself.  if you watch it and don't laugh, even a little bit, you have no soul.

Happy New Year folks.


Julianne said...

I love that stupid video so bad.

Hayley said...

who is that guy and why? he needs to be a ventriloquist.

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McKayJoice said...

Shout out. Thanks.

Graduating and using your "trackpad" with your left hand!? Wow, this is a big year for you.
Life is good, and I think you are bound for big things.

And that video is so freaken funny.

Sydnie said...


[head dance]

I was born on the year of the rabbit. It's the best of all the years.

Good luck with your resolutions! Love them all.

Brett C Zollinger said...

two resolutions. 1- convince you move to Northern California. 2- Pass law school. Seriously tho, one of your resolutions should be to become my roommate.