72 Things to Do in 2009

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Things to do in the next 365 days

1. Learn all level 3 and 4 kanji
2. Along with ½ of level 2 kanji
3. Pass my Criminal Justice classes
4. Make a decent grade on the GRE (or just take it) – rescheduled for the 3rd!
5. Finish my beginning Arabic self-learning book
6. Finish at least half of my Tagalog book
7. Read a book in Spanish (and understand it)
8. Finish my new Japanese learning book
9. Order and read “Death Note” and “Fruits Basket” in original Japanese
10. Finally learn all the particles correctly in Japanese
11. Learn all of the grammar points needed for level 3 and 4
12. ½ grammar points for level 2
13. Maybe learn a little more Korean while I’m at it… hey, I can read it! might as well know what I’m reading!
14. Figure out what topic I need for my thesis
15. Write (or at least start) a freaking awesome thesis!

Writing Stuff
16. Write five songs
17. Write another book
18. Write five decent short stories
19. Find a good writing space
20. Get a lot of good writing music
21. Make a specific time to do writing and show up every day
22. Post and get my short stories reviewed
23. Read/Learn from my writing style book
24. Get a good, though small, desk and chair

25. Watch three classic movies
26. Read three classic novels
27. Find stuff to do in NOLA (like art galleries, etc.)
28. Go back to swing dancing
29. Learn to play piano (again, better)
30. Join a band (hopefully) and perform original songs
31. ^Possibly take up bass guitar again, and actually practice it
32. Sing every chance I get
33. Get a car, or pressure my dad to fix that crap one we have, so that when I find stuff to do in NOLA, I can actually go do it.
34. In that case, learn how to parallel park while I’m at it.
35. Have a Psych marathon

Job Stuff
36. Try to choose a career
37. Apply for a lot of good jobs
38. Don’t mess up at my current job
39. Learn some more sign language to talk with the woman at the mail room
40. Use my time wisely at work

41. Run 1.5 miles in under 13 minutes (if my leg ever stops hurting, this might even be achievable… might)
42. Do 60 sit-ups in one minute (possibly unachievable)
43. Do 30 push ups (this one’s gonna be the hardest)
44. Eat well, so as to have a happy tummy
45. Floss
46. Learn to somehow magically reverse my hereditary panic attacks so I won’t have them anymore (because they’re stupid!)
47. Swim twice a week
48. Survive my mom’s house

49. New haircut (possibly the “Bones” haircut, haven’t decided yet)
50. Maybe a new computer
51. Wear my ‘pretty clothes’ more

52. Fly a kite
53. Find someplace to wear my yukata (summer kimono)
54. Make a picture collage of interesting NOLA people and stuff
55. Go to Iloilo again
56. Keep in touch with my friends from all over
57. ^Send paper letters/postcards to them too
58. Get my own library card (stop using my sister’s)
59. Have lots of meaningful conversations with Mac
60. Ask a random person for his/her autograph
61. Finish at least half of this list

62. Read the Bible, the whole Bible, this year
63. Find a decent church to go to
64. Compose three praise songs
65. Meditate
66. Hopefully, find faith

Things NOT to do
67. Stop complaining
68. Stop being nervous/worrying
69. Stop berating myself
70. Stop being embarrassed about everything
71. Stop pretending to be smarter than I am, no one is fooled (also, see # about this statement)
72. Stop holding it all in
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