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