- First off, I intend to write more. Both in blog form and otherwise. I say this every year and fail nearly every time, although having a blog does help tremendously. 2008 was my first year with a blog.
- Second, I plan to travel more. I have lived in Raleigh for nearly six months already and have barely begun to explore my new home. In Orlando, there was not much to do in a six-hour drive: Miami, Tampa, St Petersburg, St Augustine, Savannah... fun now and then, but still pretty restrictive. In 2009 I want to see the ocean and the mountains, I want to visit both Washington, D.C. and New York City.
- Third, I will donate blood on a regular basis. In Orlando I donated blood whenever the bus came to my hotel, but that was only three or four times a year. I did not seek it out. Giving blood is such an easy thing to do, that I am ashamed to say that I haven't done it in nearly a year.
- Fourth, I want to cook more regularly. We eat out a lot, and when we eat in, we eat prepared meals - frozen pizzas and chicken-flavored veggie nuggets (really good, believe it or not). I miss cooking. Being vegetarian has taken some of the fun out of the kitchen, because it is more difficult to be passionate about cooking vegetables than a roast. Regardless, I do want to spend more time making food myself.
Maybe next year.