work hard, (work the hardest i ever have—not in a japanese husband way, but a heroine with a destiny to fulfil way — and without sympathy because i'm a modern day protagonist who need no approval).
read often, (ten books + whatever i find while drinking tea).
watch a film a week.
learn another language to fluency; answering a little when asked 'can you speak this language?' is not fluency. let's face it, we all understand un peu le francais.
social interaction: accept it.
meaning: stop shutting people down within the first ten seconds of meeting them.
dance, (even when friends whisper 'i don't know you' as they side-step off the street).