I've been sick for the past few days and while resting on the couch and drinking lots of fluids, I have also been trying to motivate myself for the rest of the year. It's almost February already--January went by so quickly. I made a list of things that I want to accomplish or learn or start in 2010. I made a list of crafts that I would like to make and perhaps sell in the future. And while I was thinking about things I want to accomplish (I'm really looking forward to taking a class on operating my new sewing machine!), I started thinking about the things that I do now that my younger self would be proud of. I'm closer to 30 years old now than 25 years old, but I'm still young with plenty of time to experience new things. I am going to make an effort to cherish the cool things that I can do and not worry so much about what I can't do. Below are four things that my teenage self would be envious of:
1. I know how to eat with chopsticks.
2. Every week I do the New York Magazine crossword puzzle in pen and almost always finish it without help.
3. I can navigate New York City, including the subways, almost as well as a local (well, much better than I tourist at least)
4. I have no problem being by myself. I'm able to sit in a coffee shop for hours alone or eat dinner solo without feeling like people are looking at me.
What can you do now or have you done that your teenage self would be impressed by? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be on the mend for the next few days, shaking this cold and thinking of more things to add to my list for 2010!