Thursday, December 27, 2012


I don't normally create New Years Resolutions, but this year I am going to try it out. Here are a few things I'm hoping to accomplish in 2013...

1. Conquer French braiding, curling irons, etc: I'm not the greatest at doing my own hair, so one goal for 2013 is to master whatever's tricky hair-wise. This includes but is not limited to: French braiding, using a curling iron, finding the right hairspray for my hair, eliminating split ends, finding bobby pins that actually stay in my hair...

2. Train for and run a 5K: I run, but not as often as I would like. Nor am I as disciplined about it as I want to be either. I think signing up for a 5K lateish in the year (let's say July) would be the perfect way to kick my rear in gear and start running consistently.

3. Create and stick to a daily routine: I desperately need structure in my life. If I don't have a set schedule for each day, I go a little bit insane. I can be flexible with my structure, but not having a reason to get up in the morning means I won't get out of bed ever...and that's not okay. And since I am currently unemployed and have completely open blocks of time, I need to get the structure of a routine back so I don't lose my mind. This means scheduling time to work out, time to run errands, whatever.

4. Start talking like a real person: I have a horrible habit of saying 'yeah' and other non-professional things all. the. time. and since I'm heading into the real world soon, I should probably start speaking a bit more professionally/intelligently/mannerly on the reg, instead of just when I'm trying to be on my best behavior. (This includes not saying "on the reg"...)

What's on your New Years resolution list?


  1. I love these, and want to incorporate all of them into my new years list (except the 5k--I'm still working on running for more that 30 secs at a time!)

    I was talking to my family at dinner today, and actually said "It was like, that place with the thingy, or whatever." and I wanted to die, because I realized that is how I talk, all the time. I'm starting a new job in January and I'm terrified I will sound like a complete moron if I don't nip this habit in the bud! Thanks for the reminder.

    I found the best bobby pins of my life in a gas station in rural Vermont, of all places, and I've never been able to find them again. So frustrating!

    1. @AlexCarolyn: I use the Couch to 5k running app and love it!! Some weeks are more challenging than others, but it's so helpful in gradually working you up from the 30 secs! I've taken a lot of time off from running so I'll probably end up using it again from the beginning.


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