I have the whole year (and a lifetime) ahead me and I have plans conjured up in mind so it is time to write them down. So far, this is what I am going to do and I hope I will be about to write updates of my progress.
1. Read more. I have backlogs on reading but since this is not a race, I always take my time. These are 16 books in my list and I hope I will be able to read all of them before the year ends.
2. Write frequently. I just have to keep on typing for the words to come out. I hope I can be mindful of the surroundings around me and be able to describe them vividly in words. Or, I can just write what is in my head. I always think regular writing and reading can help me in avoiding Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases one day. I also tried to do visual journaling. My friend, Grace, gave me this travel planner and stickers and I finally got to use them.
3. Do more art. This is what I missed most for the past five months. I painted once or twice and that was it. Few days ago, my aunt asked me to repair the faded paint on a jar. I squeezed some acrylic paint more that what was needed so I decided to used the excess on a canvas that was meant for a wedding gift for my niece. She has not seen the painting. I do not know if she will like this. But I am happy with the result. This is the first time I painted something abstract.
4. Do more cooking experiments. Every now and then, I cook the meals in the house like this grilled milkfish I am trying to prepare. There are dishes I wanted to try and I already list them down. I just have to pace them because what I wanted to cook are dishes that are loaded with calories. Yes, crispy pata is on the list.
5. Make memories.
How about you? What are your plans for this year?