One of mom’s Christmas presents this year was a chalk board to keep us organized, made of slate recycled from an old classroom. Last night we all wrote down our new year resolutions for 2012, and as you can see from my photo of the day, we have some good ones! I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about my own resolutions (for those following me on Twitter you already had a preview).
1. Bike more. My purple bike has been in DC for 2 years now and it’s only been out about ten times. Biking is GREEN, free, fast, and another way to exercise. Win win!
2. Learn more about wine. I love learning (and sampling) new wines and I would like to visit more vineyards this year to expand my knowledge of the wine making process. This should come in handy for opening a coffee wine bar.
3. Cook more international foods. I love cooking and I love traveling, so making meals inspired by places I’ve been and places I want to visit makes sense. In 2011 I traveled to so many places: New York City, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, Atlanta, London, Cambridge, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Milan, Lyon, Paris, and Los Angeles. I am hoping to have the opportunity to travel a lot this year as well, but if somehow I don’t have time for a 3 week Eurotrip, I can at least explore through food. =)
4. Start a business. This could go two different ways, but I don’t want to say too much here. Just know that 2012 is going to be entrepreneurial.
Here’s to new goals in 2012!