So, when I went out with my sister and her friends last night, I was merely hoping to avoid disaster. We went out to the Tempe block party. We went to a couple of bars (including the very cool "Big Bang" which features dueling pianos and $3 beers) and I had an average to above average night out. There were no fights, no arrests, no injuries, no accidents - which made it a fantastic New Year's Eve.
I know many people had a rough 2010, but 2010 was pretty damn good to me. I got an awesome job in the Foreign Service. I got assigned to an amazing post in Belize. I've traveled (Israel, Belize, Guatemala, Vegas, and Phoenix). I've made good friends. 2010 was a pretty good year for me. But, that does mean that 2011 can't be better. Here are a few goals for 2011.
- Quit smoking (again). I quit smoking after law school, but started social smoking this year. That expanded to regular smoking late this year. I quit again on December 22 and so far, so good.
- Travel to at least 3 central American countries (in order of preference) - Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
- Watch at least two sun rises and sunsets. I have had this goal every year and I usually make it. Sunsets are much easier for me to watch than sun rises.
- Get an awesome second posting. This summer, I will get my bid list and get my assignment for my next post.
- Date more.