Happy 2010: Resolution #1
Happy New Year! I’ve got a good feeling about 2010. There’s just something so balanced and wholesome about the sound of it… so balanced and wholesome that I’ve decided to make a few tentative New Year’s resolutions for the first time in many moons. I realize “tentative resolution” may sound like an oxymoron, but I fear commitment and “resolution” has a finality that scares me. I say keep ’em tentative; much better to write in pencil than in permanent marker.
I have only three rules for these quasi-reso-whatevers:
1. They must be fun.
2. They must be flexible.
3. They must not inspire guilt.
That is all. In other words, I will only aim for goals that make me happy, I will change my fickle mind any time I like and I will not starve myself to lose 30 pounds by bikini season (HA, it’s always bikini season here so that’s just silly).
Resolution #1: Get Scuba Certified
I’ve talked about this one for a long time, and I’m both exhilarated and apprehensive about the idea of exploring the depths of the big bad ocean.
Pros: seeing incredible marine life, reefs and even shipwrecks. Cons: The movie “Open Water.” Since I refused to see “Open Water” under any circumstances, the pros win.
All reservations aside, there is absolutely no better time to take the plunge (tee hee). I live in Hawaii, which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful dive spots in the world, and the Marine Corps Base 15 minutes away is offering a winter special for $159 per person. It would be crazy not to do it. Brian and I paid our fees today, and we start classes Monday. You’re mine, ocean.
What are your fun goals for 2010? More of mine to come…