Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions

In general, I think New Years resolutions are pretty cheesy. They always end up being something that people claim they'll do, and maybe they'll do it for like a month, but then old habits set in. In general the idea is good, new year, new start, lots of hope for what you want to accomplish with your life, but a lot of times people seem to set unrealistic goals that they never intend on continuing through the year.
The most common resolution: working out. Never go to a gym in January.

With that being said, considering the rough end to my 2011, but the fact that I'm feeling very hopeful and confident about the future, I have decided to make some New Years resolutions. Well, it's mostly one resolution, but I'll give you the list of how I'm intending to make my resolution happen.

My New Year's Resolution: Be A More Awesome Carolyn. 

Pretty simple right? Here's how I intend to accomplish this:

  • Go skydiving! 
    • I already have my Groupon purchased, so this will be accomplished sometime in the next couple months.
  • Move to Washington D.C. 
    • I'm ready to live somewhere new, and I've already gotten a head start on this by starting my job hunt a couple months ago. Hopefully I'll be able to make this happen sooner rather than later.
  • Read really good and interesting books.
    • Suggestions welcome!
  • Discover new and awesome music.
    • Suggestions welcome!
  • Bake something really difficult, with lots of steps and fancy ingredients.
    • Also in the same vein, work on my decorating skills
  • Create some crafty thing where I'm not saying "well, it isn't perfect, but..."
    • Pinterest will help with this I'm sure
  • Go to the flea market more in search of interesting plates for my future plate wall
    • Helpers welcome!
  • Go some place I've never been.
    • Montreal is high on my list, as well as a lot of places in South America and Europe...but staying in the realistic mind, Montreal is probably going to be my most affordable option.
  • Have really good conversations about anything and everything.
    • Whether this be with new people I meet or old friends, and this means I need to read more than just headlines so I fully understand what's going on in the world, and listening to more NPR.
  • Just live my life like a good and positive person should. 
    • No more negativity, no more dealing with bullshit, enjoying my life as much as I can, even if it's mundane things like just sitting on the couch watching TV.
I think that's a pretty good list! Now, I just need to make sure I can check things off before December 12, 2012 seeing as how that's when the world is supposed to end. 

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to 2012!

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