New Year Resolutions


Hi Hart Beat. We did it. We made it to 2016 happy, healthy, and slightly better rested than last year. Today is my first day back at the office but I thought it might be a good idea to talk about this hole “New Years Resolutions” thing too.

So, do you have any, Hart Beat? Last year mine was so theoretical, “do something intentional everyday” that this year I thought to come up with a few concrete ideas. Another thing I thought about while compiling my few resolutions was to keep the list positive. Instead of thinking of things that I did poorly in good old ’15, I thought about some things that I love and that I didn’t get to do enough of during the year. That way maybe they will be incorporated into my life a little more this year.. So without further ado, my 2016 New Years Resolutions.

  1. Dance more. I realized that I need this resolution when one day, I was talking to a friend and I said “My number one favorite thing to do is dance” and Pedro retorted with “No, your number one favorite thing to do is sleep.”… Whoops Hart Beat, he might be right. I’m not sure what happened in 2015 and even though I was going to the gym and biking a lot more, I kind of forgot to do my “number one favorite thing” and that one is totally on me. Since I don’t know the best places to go dancing in the city AND I am turning into an old lady who likes to go to bed early on Friday nights, I decided to formalize this one a little more by signing up for a dance class at Mark Morris… starting this Wednesday… in modern dance… WISH ME ALL THE LUCK.
  2. Speak more Spanish. Since leaving Bates in 2012, the frequency of my Spanish speaking has declined slash disappeared. I’m not proud of this fact and think this year might be my last chance to not lose everything I learned back in the day. Any suggestions from you, Hart Beat? Have any spanish friends in NYC who want to language exchange?
  3. Read more. I don’t know about you, Hart Beat but PODCASTS RULED MY WORD IN 2015. While this is a great thing and I have learned so many things, all of the free time that I used to use to read (before bed, commuting on the train, hanging out on Saturday mornings) I know spend binging on as many podcasts as I possible can. I feel like even when I remove one from my feed, a new one sneaks it’s way in. So I’ve struck a deal with myself. In the morning commute I listen to the radio or the day’s new podcast, and in the commute home I take the local train and just sit and read. I’ll let you know how that goes today while I finish this cray book.

So there they are, Hart Beat. Pretty good right? I would honestly love to hear yours. Comment or tweet at a girl, okay?


Madonna in “Hung Up” at the bottom (duh) and top photo from this tumblr.

2 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions

  1. Leah

    Love these resolutions, especially the dancing one! You’ll love modern dance. I miss it so much and I’m hoping to get back into it once my knee is a little more rehabbed.

  2. Carmen

    For speaking more Spanish, you could try Meetups. I’m a member of a couple French ones and it’s a great way to meet people and practice with natives speakers and non native speakers alike


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