Never have I ever

There are so many things I want to do.

I've decided to do something about it.

It's time to stretch; broaden my horizons; push the comfort barrier; learn new skills.

This year I am going to do the following:
1. Learn to play guitar.
2. Keep a houseplant alive.
3. Fire a gun.
4. Re-learn to read music.

I have never successfully kept a plant alive, ever.  No matter what I do they die.  This could be partially my fault-- I buy tone, name it, am really good about watering it for about a week, then look around a few months later and think, "OH YEAH!" and then am filled with guilt about killing my sweet Fred.  The poor bastard never saw it coming.

While stumbling this afternoon I found this article "Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins" Eartheasy Blog and it has inspired me to turn over a new leaf.  Healthier air and cultivating a green thumb?  First step: pick a plant.  I'm leaning towards the Philodendron but am open to any suggestions.  What plants you kept alive?  Do you have recommendations for a Reformed (Accidental) Plant Killer?  Next step: more research and saving funds for Fred.  Check.

I have my father's old guitar.  Next step: find an (inexpensive) teacher.  The first attempt at attaining this skill flat lined.  I practiced for a week then never picked it up again.  I have regretted this for years, YEARS, and still have the guitar.  Every time I open the closet to get out the vacuum I see it and make a promise to one day play.  The promise has yet to be fulfilled but miracles happen.

I have already decided the first song I will learn is Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car".  Who knows?  With a lot of practice and some patience, I could become part of the Von Trapp Family Singers.  I consider that a semi-check. Che.

As far as guns go, the boyfriend's brother owns a gun (shotgun if I remember correctly) so that's a start.  Having my first shot fired come from a shotgun is really intimidating so I will keep a lookout for something a little tamer; a part of me, though, says Let it rip. Big hair, big fun. First step: evaluate that statement.  Next step: find a gun to hire and a place to fire it.  Check.

Two checks and a che.  Not too bad.

I encourage you to join me in Soul Yoga and make a list for yourself.  We can do it, together!

BTW If anyone would like to gift me a replica of June Carter Cash's guitar it would be the gift that keeps on giving, really. xo