Tonight I will write a list. I will title it Things To Do in 2009.
They won’t be resolutions, per se, but rather things I want to accomplish within the next year. Because as fast as the years seem to fly by, there’s a lot – big and small – one can do in 365 days.
Among my “Things” to do?
- Start some sort of foundation or charity in honor of Bismarck. It baffles my mind that we have been without him* now for almost a year and a half. An idea I’ve had is a fund for people struggling to afford their pet’s medical bills. I just really want to do something to honor my boy, who brought so much love and joy into the world and into my heart. (*physically speaking, of course, as I believe he is always with us in spirit)
- Come up with an organizational system for our entryway/laundry area. We have this little space where we enter our house through the garage, and it has no rhyme or reason to it. The tiny closet does not fit all our jackets, shoes, hats, scarves, umbrellas, etc., so they end up getting strewn about – on the kitchen table, on top of the washing machine, (I hate to admit this) on the floor… I need a plan to organize this space. Badly. (Paging Nate Berkus!)
- Do something with the 8 million (a slight exaggeration) domain names I have registered over the course of 2008. Sometimes I’ll be driving an an amazing business idea will come to mind – and I go home and register the domain name right away. This has happened quite a few times (hence the *nearly* 8 million registered domain names). Some, as I look back on them, are just OK… but some really are amazing. And it’s those that I will pursue in 2009.
- Run a marathon. I’m training for one in May – I’ve already registered for it. I’ve run a half marathon before, but this will be my first full one. 26.2 miles in 2009, here I come!
- Make Ryder and Seth feel love and happiness every single moment. Because that’s truly what they give me.
These are a few of my “Things.” There are more, and I’m sure there will be more as the year goes on. Some big, some small… all important to me.