11 New Year’s resolutions for 2011

Every once in a while, I’ll make New Year’s resolutions – not every year, but when I do, I tend to take them seriously. Here is my list for the coming year:

1) Improve my spoken French

2) Train for a half-marathon

3) Develop a comfortable, reliable high E

4) Do more things by telephone, rather than always resorting to emails and text messages

5) Spend more time with Kerry (make sure I’m home enough between gigs and tours!)

6) Keep better contact with my brothers

7) Continue the momentum with my chamber music ensembles

8) Make more time for Reiki – treatments, meditations, teaching

9) Attend interesting seminars and workshops, like the sweat lodge I participated in last year

10) Do a better job collecting frequent flyer miles instead of remembering my card somewhere in-flight and never doing anything about it.

11) Do more improvising on the horn 

Also, I would like to share a link to a fantastic article from one of my favorite newsletters, The Good News Network, entitled Eleven Things to Give Up in 2011. It’s all about being more honest with yourself and others, getting rid of your dramas such as guilt, martyrdom, perfectionism. We so often slip into these behaviors as a matter of habit, and though we may only do these things in small ways, they can sabotage our lives and rob us of vital energy and enthusiasm. Please have a look. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/most-popular/11-things-to-give-up-in-2011.html

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