Resolutions: Recap and Re-do

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
For New Years 2008/2009 I made 10 resolutions. I thought that I would revisit these resolutions and see how I did.

1. Finish Graduate School. X

2. Find a post-graduation job that will pay me for art therapy

3. Propose a research study to a national conference or journal X

4. Don't be so stressed X

5. Be physically active 3 days a week

6. Make time for art X

7. Stay publicly and politically active

8. Knit for a charity
9. Travel X

10. Have more fun

Total: 5 out of 10

I did finish my M.S. degree in art therapy and attend graduation on December 19, 2009,...

...however I am still looking for an art therapy job. I don't think that I anticipated that school and my master's project would take up so much of my time and energy. While I had to put exercises, being publicly and politically active, knitting for charity, and having fun on hold, I still got a lot done.

I wrote a proposal to try to get my master's video shown at the 2009 American Art Therapy Association Conference, however it was not accepted. I plan on proposing again in 2010 and this time it will be a lot easier writing a proposal for a finished film rather than one that isn't.

Also, this year was less stressful. I think it helped that my course load was lighter and I moved in with the boy over the summer.

And in 2009, I traveled to Lawrence, KS and Kansas City with the boy, Red River, NM and Aurora, CO (to pick up my brother) with my parents, and Dallas, TX for the 2009 AATA conference.

I wonder what this year will bring...


I have been snooping around the blog world and found that this year, many are making a list of the 101 things to do in 1001 days. So below is my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days

Sarah's 101 in 1001 (January 8th, 2010- October 1st, 2013)
  1. Find an art therapy job
  2. Be financially stable
  3. Get my master’s project bound and copyright
  4. Finish the art therapy video
  5. Promote the crap out of finished art therapy video
  6. Submit an article to the American Art Therapy Association Journal
  7. Attend 2010 KATA conference
  8. Be more physically active (at least 2-3 times a week)
  9. Take a yoga or Tai Chi class
  10. Make time for art
  11. Keep up with my craft "to-do" list
  12. Get my yarn stash down to one box
  13. Learn how to read a sewing pattern without help
  14. Complete all sewing projects and patterns purchased prior to 1/8/2010
  15. Make at least one blog post a week
  16. Get more followers on my blog
  17. Get more comments on my blog
  18. Finish the Sookie Stackhouse novels
  19. Read one book a month
  20. Travel someplace new
  21. Take Schaeffer to New Mexico
  22. Visit Europe
  23. Drop a dress size (or two)
  24. Make a new friend
  25. Reconnect with an old friend
  26. Visit a friend once every 3 months
  27. Eat more veggies
  28. Drink red wine
  29. Study up on mixed drinks so I know what to order when I go out
  30. Drink more teas
  31. Start an Etsy shop
  32. Sell arts and crafts
  33. Show art in public
  34. Go to a lake
  35. Go to a baseball game
  36. Update my scrapbook
  37. Visit an art museum that I haven’t been to
  38. Re-visit an art museum that I have been to
  39. Go to a concert
  40. See a play/ musical
  41. Learn to play tennis
  42. Move out of Wichita
  43. Do something extra special for my parent’s 60th birthdays (2010 and 2011)
  44. Plan something extra special for my 30th birthday (2013)
  45. Find a good excuse to be wayyyy to busy to attend my 10year high school reunion (or be wayyy fabulous if I do attend)
  46. Attempt to cook a meal from scratch
  47. Go on a picnic
  48. Hang out at the park when the weather is warm
  49. Go to the KC Zoo
  50. Make a Christmas newsletter
  51. Make something unique for everyone for Christmas
  52. Remember family birthdays (mostly, help Schaeffer remember his family’s birthdays)
  53. Spend time with family
  54. Spend less, save more
  55. Spend more time at thrift stores than at retail stores
  56. Knit for a charity
  57. Hang out at Yarn. in Hutchinson (I love that place)
  58. Spend a day on Main St. in Newton (fun little shops)
  59. Hang out on Mass. Street in Lawrence
  60. Regularly clean out my closet and get rid of clothes I don’t/ can’t wear
  61. Re-purpose at least 1 clothing item into something new
  62. Write more letters
  63. Participate in a craft swap on
  64. Participate in 3 Art House Gallery Co-op shows every year
  65. Save up to buy a new computer/ laptop
  66. Get a Wichita library card
  67. Donate old books to a library
  68. Take a glassblowing class
  69. Convert my VHS movie collection to DVDs
  70. Keep up with my KEXP and This American Life podcast
  71. Finally get an iPod
  72. Delete my MySpace account
  73. Wear more accessories
  74. Set up an official art/craft/work space in our home
  75. Start a collection of fun socks
  76. Volunteer somewhere
  77. Buy a gift for a kid in need at Christmas
  78. Visit Melissa in Texas
  79. Go out with Schaeffer once every 2 weeks
  80. Have a guest over once every 2 weeks
  81. Save money for a tropical vacation
  82. Run a mile without complaining
  83. Go to a movie on opening night dressed up like a character in the film
  84. Go bowling
  85. Get an Nintendo Wii
  86. Take the Buy Handmade Pledge
  87. Stay up to date with the fashion trends
  88. Work on developing my own, personal style
  89. Maintain my German language skills
  90. Learn a new language (My Language Coach on DS anyone?)
  91. Take my vitamins
  92. Floss
  93. Knit something out of old plastic bags
  94. Decide if I am ready to settle down or not
  95. Get a pet kitty
  96. Keep up with Fabulous Finds Under $50s style inspiration calendar in 2010
  97. Invest in more fashion basics (t-shirts, jeans, blazers, trousers, etc.)
  98. Travel somewhere by train
  99. Keep resume up to date
  100. Take Schaeffer to St. Louis.
  101. Learn to embroider

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