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?