Just because I’ve got some time on my hands and this thought won’t leave alone.
So, what are your New Year’s resolutions for the new year?
This year I think I’ll pass on the usual, eat less, lose weight and exercise more because honestly, it’s not fun and it’s pretty much everybody’s resolutions or not far. (Not even mentioning it never works).
So this year, I thought I’d be a tad more original. Ahem. Sort of. Ready? ….. Go!
One: Learn Italian. Okay, my mother was Italian, the better half of my family is Italian and speaks Italian, but just because my mom married a French guy, we are the only ones who don’t speak the language fluently. I’ve got basics, you know, you gotta pick some things here and there along the years, but I can’t say that I’m actually speaking and (mostly) understanding Italian. And that will eventually be useful for number two:
Two: Spend the summer holidays in…. Italy! Aha! Ever since I saw that James Bond movie (Casino Royale? with Craig) I wanted to see Venice. I mean the place is so beautiful and there are so many things to do or see in Venice. I’ve got to add that Em’s going there this year rekindled that lost wish in me. Okay, I have actually been to Italy once when I was… bloody hell, 16? Well something like that. So that’s a loooooooooooong, looooooooong time ago. I went to Rome for a cousin’s wedding and since her father was a guide, he showed us almost everything there was to see in less than 3 days. Exhausting (well not for me, remember i was 16 or so). I still remember St Peter, the Pieta, the Caravago paintings and a lot of other extraordinary things. But I haven’t seen plenty of others that I yet have to discover. Then we went to San Marino and Urbania which was my mother’s native village. And that was fun too. But that’s about all I saw of Italy. So this time I would love to see, well, Venice and a few other places as well. I’ve heard of a cave, a blue cave* that is a real splendor and I guess I also would like to go around the country for a proper tour of Italy, land of my ancestors. I got a feeling I’ll have to make plans to organize all this.
Three: Take piano lessons. I have always wanted to do that. When I was little (about 8) we moved into a house that had an old piano in the basement. The thing was every bit of scrawny but I had the greatest fun with it. I would sing and play and compose grand tunes on that thing and since it was in the basement, I guess nobody suffered too much from it. *grins* Actually, I would also love join a choral or take singing lessons and if I was bold enough I would have done so since a very long time ago but I still lack the courage.
And that’s about it for now although I could add some things like see real icebergs, see the desert and… damn I forgot the other one but I guess I’ll have to keep that for another year. I know we usually have to make about 10 resolutions but if I can get at least those three to become real, then I’ll be a happy bunny, ahem, person.
Now your turn.
* Drat. I have actually just seen on Google that it’s in Greece. Oh well. *shrugs*