And as I promised, let’s get those resolutions started. I’m also going to delve more into specifics later on. I’ll link to them on the main list, but for now, I want to pull 10 generic resolutions, that I can expand upon later.
- See all Oscar nominated best-picture films. Bonus: See all Oscar nominated films from another category as well.
- Finally finish Homeland, despite the fact that it hasn’t blown me away that much thus far.
- Delve further into the world of Aaron Sorkin. I gobbled up The West Wing this year and fell in love. I want to try Sports Night (I have a feeling I’ll love), Studio 60, and The Newsroom. Bonus: Rewatch The Social Network and try a few of his other films.
- Read 20 new books, at least 1 of which is nonfiction.
- Regularly, listen to All Songs Considered and find 3 new artists to indulge in from there. I used to be good about finding new artists through college work, but I don’t have that privilege any more so I need to be better about proactively finding new music.
- See at least 10 critically acclaimed films that I missed during their peak. This can refer to any genre, any decade, and any films. The goal is to just catch myself up on the world of film.
- Actually make it to something live onstage in DC. Vague, I know.
- Read the books based on the movies I’ve seen and want to see this year (Cloud Atlas, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and more).
- Try out at least 1 TV show featured in Alan Sepinwall’s book. And then I can finally read through that chapter and understand what I’m reading.
- Continue my exploration of podcasts. For once, I want to feel like I’m not just an NPR junkie wannabe, but an actual NPR junkie.