Aromatherapy candles at Target with simple, lovely names.
First and foremost, happy New Year! Hopefully 2011 was good to you, and though a “perfect year” is impossible, I hope 2012 is everything you hope for. I hope your resolutions are resolved, your dreams realized, and your attempts successful. A new year is always exciting and scary for me–I do not like change, and in fact it makes me nervous. I always want to be a better person, friend, daughter, girlfriend, student, but it’s so easy to remain the same and do things the way you are used to that often these “betterments” don’t happen. I suppose that’s why people make resolutions. I already have a “bucket list” of sorts, albeit unfinished, which you can check out here, but I am going to do a list of resolutions as well. Some will be frivolous and some serious, but here they are, in no particular order:
– Be myself. As I get older I find that I care less what people think about me. I have adopted a “take it or leave it” mentality; if you don’t like me, fine! There are plenty of people that do.
– Do what’s best for me. I tend to be a doormat sometimes and while thinking of others is a good quality, I need to focus on myself and my dreams.
– Speaking of dreams, I need to work on my bucket list and accomplish at least ten goals this year.
– Be healthy. I know this is cliche, but eating healthy and exercising are so important, especially now that my metabolism has slowed down and I don’t run five miles a day anymore. I don’t mean diet and I certainly am not going to even mention weight loss, but I want to eat healthy and exercise at least three times a week.
– Read and write more, strictly for pleasure.
– Smile more!
– Take more photos. Expand my photography skills and knowledge.
– Be nicer to others. Compliment others and be more friendly.
– Continue growing my hair out! Hopefully by this time next year it will be almost as long as I want it to be.
– Complain less.
– And finally–this one is always a contender and always ends up ignored–at least attempt to stop procrastinating. This has been a resolution since the beginning of high school (but this has been an issue since I was, like, six and first had things to procrastinate on) and hopefully this will be the year that I actually get my work done before the night it’s due!
And that’s pretty much it. It’s a lot, but hopefully I can be successful.
Finally, I just want to thank everyone who reads my blog. I truly appreciate each one of you and it’s because of you that I keep up with this. If you need anything or want to contact me for any reason at all, feel free. I love hearing from you! Thanks again, and happy New Year!!