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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: The Resolutions


Well here we are, friends! 2012 is over, the apocalypse was averted, and anyone who was counting on it scrambled to figure out New Year's Eve plans. I stayed in with a couple of friends, which was just fine with me. I must be getting old, because Apples to Apples and hot chocolate sounds like a superior night.

I've been thinking about my resolutions for the new year. I'm really bad at resolutions, but who isn't, right? My old problem was that I put way too much on my plate, and I make it too specific. Now I try and make more vague goals, because then I can dance around the wording at the end of next year in order to make it seem like I accomplished it. Know thyself. Anyways, here's some things I hope to see happen in the next year.

1. Be more selfish.
"Wow, what a horrible person," said anyone reading this right now. But let me explain! I spend a lot of my time and money on other people. A lot. And all I do is end up feeling like I'm running in place and not getting anything done for myself. So I'm deciding to change that, because if I'm not taken care of, how can I do the same for others? So yes, I'm gonna be selfish and pay off my credit card before helping other people. Basically this resolution is to make me pay off my credit card.

2. Get a passport.
It's something I've wanted to do for years, but never had a reason to.

3. Cook more. DIY more. Blog about it.
Pretty simple, right?

4. Read at least one book per season.
That's right, folks. I'm challenging myself to read four books this year. I'm a terrible reader. What I love, I really love, but if it doesn't grab me I'm just awful at keeping up with it. I'm open to recommendations, though!

5. Organize my life.
See? Vague! I want to really downsize what I need in my life. Keep my closet down to pieces I will get a lot of use out of. Get rid of home decorative items that just end up being clutter. I want everything in my life to have it's place and be important to me. Considering that fact that organizing my craft stuff the other day made me feel so good, I expect to love this idea.

Let's get 2013 started, everybody!


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