Well here we are, it’s 2014. What? When did that happen? Do you guys remember when it was 2012 and we thought the world was going to end? I remember because this one couple in Florida sold their house and all their possessions, as well as rid themselves of all their money in preparation to be Raptured. I’m a Christian and a believer, but that seems kind of ridiculous.
However, as I sit here with copious amounts of Greek yogurt, honey, and olive oil coating my hair, I can’t help but think about the summation of 2013 for myself, as well as the “resolutions” I’m making for 2014. I put “resolutions” in quotes because half of the stuff I say I’m going to do won’t happen. I like to be honest with myself.
I did a lot of stuff in 2013 that I’m super happy about. I mean, there were some bad part….the beginning of the year wasn’t so hot. But all in all, I’ll say the positives outweigh the negatives. Let’s see…well, I saw two of my favorite bands live twice (Paramore and Say Anything). I got to see The Weeknd live at the Fox. Wow….what a show. I saw Ellie Goulding live. Eh, that concert wasn’t the best as it was a festival type deal, and I was not prepared. But still, Ellie Goulding.
I went natural in 2013 (natural hair, just in case you were confused). That’s been a lot of fun. I’m kind of obsessed with my hair now.
Uhm, I think the event that sort of topped off the year was moving into my own place. You can’t see right now, but I’m raising the roof and taking a bow. Just a huge deal seeing as how I’m 25 and I’ve been living with my mother. Now, while moving out of your parent’s place is kind of iconic, It’s even better when you win the roommate lottery. I have won the roommate lottery. Just could not have asked for a better person than Jasen to live with. I’m not meaning to gush, but he’s kind of the best person ever. I need to do something huge to thank him for being awesome.
Looking forward, 2014 is looking bright and shiny, and doable. Then again…today is the 5th of January. When I was younger I spent a lot of time making a list of new year resolutions, and it wasn’t a short list. I sort of wish I had kept one just so I could compare it to my “resolutions” list this year…cause I have one…but I also do not have one. I didn’t even take the time to try and write one out. It’s more like a mental checklist. However, for the sake of this post, I’m going to write the list out right now.
#1: Tis the year to be more selfish. I spent a lot of 2013 helping almost everyone. I spent a lot of money on other people, and I didn’t utilize the word “no” effectively. So, this year it’s going to be all about me. I’m going to pamper the shit outta myself, and I’m going to enjoy it. 🙂
#2: If you love it, let it go. My book is done, you guys. It’s done. What? Can we just take a moment to revel in that?! I keep editing it and going over it and trying to make it perfect, but I’ve decided that, come March, I’m going to leave it as it is and just send it out into the world to be it’s own person. Fingers crossed.
#3: Dude, I’mma get healthy. I’ve already started back at the gym. Very exciting. Also, I’m busting my ass with TurboFire because Chalene Johnson has a new program coming out and I want to be able to tackle that without feeling like I’m dying. Also, I’m going to cook more….and maybe lay off of the sweets….even though they’re so tasty.
Alrighty, well those were my big three, I’ll run through the rest real quick. #4: write more. #5: take a real vacation. #6: Go to twice as many concerts. #7: Get all A’s. #8: Make a new friend.
And like I said before, most of those won’t happen.
Yikes. This turned out to be long. I was going to say something about Christmas. Something about how it was really nice to get together with family even though not a single one of us had monies for gifties. Something about the reason for the season. I was even going to talk about my Santa fetish and pick apart The Santa Clause (with Tim Allen) because it’s kind of my favorite Christmas movie (I love the second one because he plays football and I really want that 25 jersey/shirt he had on). But I’m tired and under the influence. And this To-Do List is staring me down. Instead, I’m going to leave you with a really cute Christmas pic I found on Deviant Art, and I’m going to say Happy belated Christmas/New Years to you. And let’s make a pact to, at bare minimum, not get pregnant this year.