1. Journaling: I'm terrible at keeping a consistent journal. I have approximately 15 journals from different periods in my life that have 2 to 3 entries and then I never wrote another word. I'm sure somewhere there is a rocking Lisa Frank hologram journal from 1994 detailing my love for Tommy McDowell (he was really cute with that blond bowl cut, a stud, truly).
So, the goal: write in my journal AT LEAST every other day.
2. Don't spend all my money.
Being broke=not fun
Eating ramen (or equally cheap meal) everyone once and a while=fun, delicious, and sodium filled!
goal: while I have a set daily budget. try to spend less on a regular basis so that if something special, and more expensive arises I will have some extra spending.
3. Call my mom once a week (Hi Mom!). You know, make sure she knows I'm not dead, or kidnapped, or anything bad-- MOM, THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN. DON'T WORRY. I'LL BE FINE.
goal: keep in touch with family and friends while I am gone through blogging, email, and rare phone calls
4. Try to learn as much language as I can along the way. I'm going to create some cheat sheets of commonly used phrases and their pronunciations for all of the countries where I am going. Be honest, how many people do you know who can say "Where are the restrooms?" in 9 languages?
goal: don't look like an idiot while doing the "pee pee dance"
so, guess what....
15 DAYS UNTIL I LEAVE
I've been procrastinating and still haven't done a dry run of my packing yet. But I swear! Tomorrow! Will post! Trust me!