Oh, 2010. It’s coming up quick. It's time for all us to personally take a moment to recap 2009 and the hilarity that ensued. For me, it started with a resolution to have a serious relationship with someone who wouldn’t let me down (thank you, Gym). The rest of it was filled with lovely weddings, overseas vacations, and a brief month where I thought I’d achieved Zen, which was dashed by an appointment process that I still can’t quite put into words. But the best part of 2009 was the wonderful, reliable women who I’ve brunched with that last 52 Sundays followed closely by the amazing bargains I found while shopping away various frustrations.
Now, I’m staring down the road at next year and thinking of resolutions that will make me as happy as the one I made this time last year. A few I’m considering: Learn to like canvassing, learn to walk past a dress sale, and learn to be nicer to myself. I also have some resolutions I’d like to see made in our political climate. All resolutions don’t have to be personal, right?
Local: Overdue maintenance and repair to our streets and sidewalks
I love that Portland continues to make itself into a world-class city. We have big dreams and some great leaders that are helping us make our way there. Can’t we tackle a few things at once? On the way though, we can’t forget the simple things that make our city comfortable. Bumping my way down North Lombard, constantly tripping over uneven sidewalks or losing one of my favorite flats in leaf muck does not a comfortable city make.
State: An inspiring race for governor
The one person who could have made the 2010 election cycle attention grabbing in Oregon, Lynn Peterson, didn’t even make it into the race. I know Democrats have John Kitzhaber or Bill Bradbury to pick from and both have wonderful resumes. I think we’d survive with either, but I want one of them to make me feel something, anything other than disinterest.
I would talk about national issues, but really I only care about the next picture I see of Michelle Obama.
Now it’s your turn. What political resolutions do you want to make? Heck, share the personal ones, too.