It's that day of the year when everyone makes a list of goals to achieve in the upcoming year. I actually like New Years resolutions. It's good to have goals, both short and long. The way I look at it is yes, it would be awesome to achieve everything I list in my resolutions, but even if I only complete a few, that is still a success. So here's to a brand new year. I just know that 2014 is going to be an amazing year. It's going to be my year! I am starting my life, and I am starting it now. 2014, look out! I am coming for you!
1. Fit into a size six dress by New Year’s Eve and WORK IT!
2. Blog at least once a week.
3. Read, read, read. Usually my goal is 100 books which would be amazing, but my more achievable goal would be 75 books which would beat my previous years. In addition I would like 20-30% of the books I read to be on my own-to-be-read bookshelf.
4. Get my first kiss. Yes, you read that correctly. I am 24 years old and still haven’t got my first kiss. Most of the people that read this blog already know this because I am an open book. So whether this means meeting someone and having it go somewhere, or picking a total stranger and making out, I am getting this done before I turn 25. For reals.
5. Start my career. Seriously. It’s time for me to stop making excuses and start really putting myself out there. If this job happened to mean moving to California, I would not be sad about that at all.
6. Get a dog so my soul will stop being broken.
7. Talk to my friends. This seems like a no-brainer, but I’m serious. Growing up, nobody tells you how hard it is to keep friends when you're an adult. Newsflash: it is. How often do I pick up the phone and call a friend just to chat. Let me answer that – never! This is not acceptable. I need to be a better friend and put forth the effort to keep my friends in my life.
8. See my friend Jenna graduate from Grad school. What an achievement! I can’t wait to see it!
9.Visit my friends in Vegas. I need a vacation and someone to quote Spongebob with me.
10. Write letters. Like real ones with a pen instead of a keyboard. One each month.
11. One drink soda once a month. I can pick a special occasion and that will be my time.
12. Pay off a debt. This will be tough, but I want to do as much as I can to make it happen.
13. Save up $2,000+ for something.
14. Save up to buy myself something special – class ring, artwork, language program, etc…
15. Take a class – hip hop, French, painting, etc…
16. Make time each day for daily devotion and prayer.
17. Donate a sizable chunk to charity.
18. Finish reading the Bible.
19. Make time to have some fun – like playing video games, which I love, but rarely play.