December 29, 2011

new year, new things

The days approaching the beginning of a new year are always exciting and somewhat bittersweet. It is a time to remember things from the past year and to realize opportunities and new beginnings for the next. I am especially excited about this upcoming year of 2012 so many good things are coming my way. At least I hope.

I decided to come up with a list of 12 resolutions for 2012. I have never done this before. Maybe because I always tell myself that I'll never be able to stick with it. But this coming year I'm intending to do great things so why not get ambitious? All the things I came up with are not really that difficult but things that I am looking forward to and have been wanting to accomplish for quite sometime now. And, might I add it was hard to come up with twelve things. I always say I'll do 'xyz' many and I get to the last three and go absolutely blank. It's a bad problem. But, back to the task at hand - here is my list.

12 Resolutions for 2012
I made the font red because I heard over at the ColorIssue blog that red is supposed to be good luck.

1. Graduate, graduate, and GRADUATE!!
2. Get my very own puppy. I have been waiting years to do this. I'll have to video myself, well boyfriend will, when this actually happens because I might cry. I am a crier.
3. Look and f.i.n.d a permanent (for now) home for myself. Can't wait to decorate.
4. Be hired for my first big girl job. Those are very hard to come by these days so crossing my fingers on this one gang.
5. Start and maintain an exercise routine. The maintain part is the hardest for me. Luckily this girls got a guy that likes to work-out. I'm thankful for that (most days).
6. [Re]give up everything soda-pop. I don't say caffeine because I'm a sweet tea drinker. I will never vow to give that up. It's like a drug.
7. BLOG ... a lot more.
8. Go on vacation? This will mainly be up to mom and dad. I am still poor.
9. Take more pictures. I always say this but this time I mean it. Even if that means velcroing my camera to my dag on hand.
10. Volunteer at the Humane Society. I have always wanted too. I think 2012 well be no better time.
11. Save some money! [This will be the hardest one] Pitiful I know. Glad boyfriend knows how to save! So, thankful for that boy.
12. Finally, get reaquainted with some old friends. College has spread my time thin and I've lost touch with quite a few people. But, also made a lot of great friends through college so I won't say it's all bad.

Well, there ya have it. My list for 2012. I will do my best to update you from time to time on how I'm coming along with all of this. I'm optimistic that this is gonna be a kick hiney year!

Heres to 2012.



  1. You have some AWESOME goals! I think 2012 will be an amazing year for you :)

  2. I like your last one about getting reacquainted with those you have lost touch with. I love catching up with long lost friends and realizing that although we might be on different paths we can still connect on so many levels. happy 2012!

  3. Thank you so much :) I do hope that 2012 has some nice things in store for me.

  4. You're so right. Although, it may seem like you will no longer have anything in common when you get together it's like you've never even been apart. It's a great feeling to reconnect with old friends!

    Happy 2012 to you as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting I really appreciate it.

  5. You made a very good list, I'll be looking forward to seeing you keep up with these! I should definitely consider making it a goal to not drink soda, but eating at Mexican restaraunts is just too good when paired with Coke. And, ditto on the taking pictures more and velcroing my camera to my hand, haha.

  6. I look forward to seeing myself keep up with them as well. Cross your fingers! And, now that you mention it maybe I should have said giving up soda minus when I'm eating mexican.

    Grrrrr. I'm already breaking my rules!