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18 Resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year!

I’m not one for major (or even minor) New Year’s resolutions, but I feel like I should try to make some non-work/school related goals for myself (I have many work/school related goals for myself that aren’t tied to this silly tradition).

Here are 18 tiny goals for 2018:

  1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator more often.
  2. Cook with more fresh fruits and veggies.
  3. Make more recipes (aka use my cookbook collection more often).
  4. Read for pleasure.
  5. Finish knitting the blanket I started in 2015.
  6. Make a dent in my tapestry (I won’t say finish, because that isn’t realistic).
  7. Finally make the itty bitty wedding gift for my friends who got married this fall.
  8. Finish the purple quilt that I cut the pieces for over a year ago.
  9. Make at least one project with left over fabric or miscellaneous fat quarters.
  10. Blog more (my goal is to not skip more than a fortnight, but if I don’t skip a month I’ll be thrilled).
  11. Bake more fancy stuff.
  12. Make proper ice cream.
  13. Restock my freezer with baked goods.
  14. Take more photos of my baked goods with my good camera.
  15. Bring my camera with me more often.
  16. Be more mindful when I’m shooting photos (digital is cheap, but slogging through millions of photos is a pain in the rear.)
  17. Go to Staten Island. (It’s absurd that I still haven’t been to one of the 5 boroughs.)
  18. Go to a Broadway (or off-Broadway or off-off-Broadway) show.

I probably won’t report back on all of these, but as I complete goals that have a final product, I’ll post them.

P.S. The featured photo is of July Fourth fireworks–but close enough

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Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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