HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

5 Jan

It’s officially 2014 and by officially I mean it has been for 5 days now…

The last half of last year, I really sucked at this whole blogging thing…and I apologize.  One of my New Year’s Resolutions?  Blog more often like when I first started…at least more than once a month like I have been lately..

Speaking of New Year’s Resolutions…did you make any?  Normally I don’t really plan on doing anything but this year is different.  I have a WHOLE list of them!  (in no particular order)

Get in Better Shape

Shocker, right?  Who didn’t see this one coming?  Duh, this is like #1 on the most common resolutions list (never actually seen the list but I am guessing it is so don’t take that as fact) but I have even more motive because my wedding is in LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS!! AHHH!!!  Basically eating healthier, exercising more, drinking more water, etc. are all in this category

Go to Church More Often

Since buying a house about 30 minutes away from our church, Joseph and I haven’t received an A+ in attendance.  He comes up to the house on the weekends and we rarely make the drive back to go…So that needs to change.

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SAVE, SAVE, SAVE

Before we bought our house, Joseph and I had bookoos of money saved up (bookoos being a relative term but it seemed like a whole heck of a lot to two 24 year olds).  Now that we have the house = more bills, and not to mention the wedding, we have been running low on the funds…at least as far as I’m concerned.  There’s a certain amount that I have mentally noted that I do not like my bank account to get under and since buying the house it has been hovering around that amount instead of growing…it’s time to make that piggy grow.

Pay Off (most) Debt

This one kind of contradicts the previous one seeing as we have to spend money to pay off debts BUT I would like to pay off all of my student loans and Joseph’s vehicle by the end of 2014 so all we have is our mortgage.  Obviously we know we won’t pay off our mortgage in 2014 unless we happen to win the lottery…and seeing as I don’t play the lottery, that may be an issue.

Be More Positive 🙂

I realize that I am not always the most optimistic or  happy-go-lucky person.  I tend to get down on myself or frustrated because I have little patience.  I want to work on that this year.  I will try to have more patience and see the happy side of things.  I don’t think I am a complete grumpy goose by any means but it would be nice to not “sweat the small stuff.”  (says the girl currently planning a wedding – HA!)

Learn Something New (and Useful)

Ok, this cartoon is too optimistic...I just want to learn something new...not every day...baby steps.

Ok, this cartoon is too optimistic…I just want to learn something new…not every day…baby steps.

There’s lots of life skills and random hobbies that I would like to learn.  Sewing, how to fix my truck when it breaks (this one may appear to be more useful seeing as Big Red is now over the 10 year mark), Spanish, to play the piano, make different delicious recipes, how to fold a fitted sheet…you know, things like that.

Volunteer More

I guess “Do More for Others” would be a good title for this one but I already chose Volunteer More so get over it.  I already donate blood often – but I can do more.  There’s plenty of help needed at church and in my community that I can volunteer my time/service/money towards.  One thing that will never happen is giving money to a beggar though…I will buy you food but don’t you dare ask me for money.

Be Outside More

This past year, I felt like I never had any time to just be outside.  I LOVE being outside.  I need more of that in my life.  I don’t care if it’s camping, fishing, going on walks, sitting on my porch, whatever – I just want to be out there…but it needs to warm up first.

Take a True Vacation

Not a stay-cation or a visit to somewhere in Texas – like a true get-out-and-see-the-world vacation.  Obviously, I have kinda cheated this year because I know we are going out of the country for our honeymoon but I want to make an annual trip to somewhere new – not necessarily out of the country every year but definitely out of the state.

Take a Picture Every Day

I have seen people do this in previous years and it seemed pretty cool so I’ve decided to take on the challenge this year.  So far my pictures have been lame and not very exciting but hey, it’s a picture (see-that’s me being positive already).  I just haven’t done anything very eventful so far seeing as I’ve been sick and at home all year so far.  BUT I am determined to get some good ones!

So do you think that is enough to strive for in 2014?  What did you decide to change (if anything because I know you people are perfect and shouldn’t change a thing, right?)

Happy New Year everyone!  Let’s make it the best one yet!

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One Response to “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!”

  1. Neva January 5, 2014 at 6:01 PM #

    Omg, at the very least, I will teach you how to fold a fitted sheet!!! Being a maid at Villas in my teens was at least good for that!!! 🙂

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