Friday, 5 February 2010

Life List

I am going to make a life list, things I want to do before I die. I want it to have 100 things on it. Here's the start:

*take a sewing course *learn to play violin *go sky-diving *go to the Maldives *become a "popular" (i.e., successful) published writer *learn German fluently *learn Arabic *learn to water start and windsurf well *go wakeboarding *live in a Spanish-speaking country *get a Master's degree *read War and Peace *go scuba-diving *compete in the Marinera Competition in Peru *learn to surf *swim with dolphins *get a convertible car *take a pottery course *use a pottery wheel *learn to flip my hair when dancing salsa *become an awesome salsa dancer *teach my kids to love themselves *teach my kids to love everyone else

To be continued...

mommy friends

One of my new year's resolutions (I don't usually make new year's resolutions, but this year I decided I would actually improve things in my life!) is to cultivate valuable friendships. Screw the fair-weather, idiosyncratic, moody people at TASIS. Pick a few kind souls and invest in them. Form kind, warm, generous relationships with people that are kind, consistent, real, true.

I also would like for them to be other mothers with small children. I crave like-minded, like-situational, like-interested mothers.

This weekend, I have two playdates! Tomorrow, with my Pugliese neighbor who has a 21-month-old daughter (and who is even more desperate for company than I am). Sunday, with a former colleague (Puerto Rican, yeah!) whose husband likes sailing (potential couple friend!).

Yeah for determining my first resolution!

Now I only need to lose 10 kg.