Monthly Archives: January 2010

Some 2 0 1 0 Resolutions.

Two thousand and ten (well, at least that’s how I say it) It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? 🙂  A brand spankin new year, filled with promise.  I don’t know exactly what this year has in store for me but all I can do is hope for good things, no, actually I hope for really awesome things.  As I said in my last post, I feel like 2009 was a really great year for me, filled with personal growth and I think the goals/resolutions I have for myself this year will help keep the momentum going.  Oh, the possibilities, I am excited.

Find outlets for my creativity – Ever since my girl scout days, I have always loved crafting and using my creativity so this is a big goal for me this year.  I feel like I have all this creative energy pent up and not enough outlets to let it out.  First, I’d really  like to learn to crochet/knit.  There is a store right near my boyfriend’s house that offers classes so I’m going to look into those (so excited!).  I also want to continue to learn more about jewelry making, which I started this year.  And finally, I’ve been really wanting a DSLR camera for awhile now and I’m thinking of putting my Christmas money towards one.  I loved the photography class I took my senior year of college and I feel like I would use my camera SO MUCH MORE if it was digital.  If anyone has any suggestions for a good starter DSLR, feel free to let me know. 🙂  I’m really excited at all the possibilities to create and maybe next year I will be ready to open my own Etsy shop!

Get in shape/lose weight – This was a resolution last year and pretty much the only one that I 100% failed.  I’m still not off to a good start this year either.  What’s it going to take?  I need to get a grip because the last two and a half years have been a steady increase in weight and a steady decrease in the amount of excercise I get.  I sit all day long at my job; I need to get up and get active.  The hardest part is starting – I just need to find my motivation – where, oh where, are you hiding mister motivation!?  I put “get in shape” before “lose weight” because that truly comes first this year.  It’s not all about how I look anymore (although I’m not so happy about that either).  It’s just I feel very out of shape and I don’t like it.  Once it gets a little nicer out I’d really like to start running (Couch to 5K program).  I have always struggled with running so it will be a real challenge for me but I think that will actually help.  I like to be working TOWARDS something so having a strict plan might just be exactly what I need.  So, running at least one 5k is a big resolution for me this year and I really hope I follow through.

Finish applying to grad school – Ok, plain and simple – the process is annoying.  Seriously, every school wants something different from you.  I feel like I’m on a scavenger hunt to just decode exactly what the program requirements are.  Sometimes, I just want to say ughhhh, fuck it.  But I just need to buckle down and finish the rest of these applications.  The most annoying part is getting the recommendations.  I hate having to ask the recommenders over and over to submit their letters BUT I just need to do what needs to be done and stop putting things off.  One school down, five to go!

Be happy & appreciative for everything I have – I really would like to start a gratitude journal and list a few things every day or every few days that I’m thankful for.  I feel like it would really help put things in a positive perspective for me.  I already make an active attempt to be grateful for everything in my life but I think writing it all down would just take it to a new level. 🙂

What are your resolutions?

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