I saw people wearing these glasses last night (this picture is from Meaghan O. at Life is hard. Here is someone.), and I’m pretty sad that I didn’t have any. They just wouldn’t be as fun on any other night. I saw Paper Bird and These United States. I missed the Dovekins (sorry, Dovekins, but I will catch you soon, and you were delightful to talk to).
I thought it would be fun to read old diaries yesterday, you know — see what I was thinking in 1995, 2000, etc. I found nothing profound. It seems I’ve grown up a lot. Thank god. I’m glad I’m not 13 anymore. Or even 18. Or even 23.
Oh, 2009, you were a pretty good year. Themes for the year: reading, dating, applying to graduate school. Oh, and sleeping — I’ve never slept so consistently well in my entire life. Fantastic.
2010 goals… There’s always the usual read more, write more, be healthier and a better person with more resolve (ha — that’s always a good one — resolve to have more resolve). I might move away in 2010, if all goes well with applications (and I don’t choose the local school). So I think my goal is to appreciate and make the very most where I am, wherever that is. Meaning I’ll continue to adore my apartment and my neighborhood and all my favorite local haunts in a deliberate way. It will be my mission to live in Denver in such a way that it couldn’t be done in any other city. Let’s quantify it, for the sake of measurable results: visit at least one new or favorite local place a week and write about it. Ooh: and maybe take a picture (I never take enough pictures). It will be like a love letter to this city I’ve called home for 10 1/2 years… And if I move, I’ll finish out the year by exploring my new home with just as much zeal.