Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out With the Old and In With the New

2011 was perfect.

I learned so much about myself in ways I could have never imagined. I moved halfway across the country by myself (only to have the parents follow me a few months later). I fell in love again. I matured in ways I could never explain. I started working out. I started blogging. I "learned" how to sew. I started working full time (and it kicks my butt everyday). I learned to cook. I made amazing and wonderful new friends (who love Mean Girls as much as I do!). I volunteered at my church. I met my favorite band. I started a real savings account. I started reading more. I learned a very tiny amount of html (Can you tell?).

I laughed, I cried, I hurt, and I (unintentionally) hurt others. It has made me who I am, and I wouldn't take one second of it back.

All in all, I am so much prouder of the person that I have become. I'm very different than I was in 2010 and I couldn't be happier. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store! Hopefully, most of the following!

Who couldn't love Calvin and Hobbes?
  1. Go back to school. I am absolutely loathing this year off.
  2. Try at least 10 new recipes from Pinterest, especially slow cooker ones.
  3. Travel. Travel. Travel. I have become obsessed with the idea of traveling lately. Thinking about changing my major so I can just travel the globe the rest of my life.
  4. Get my own apartment for actual alone time before the rest of my life begins.
  5. Buy all the wonderful seasons of Home Improvement... And an iPad.
  6. Sew at least 5 skirts (or at least finish the first one).
  7. Read at least 10 of the books I downloaded.
  8. Get an amazing new job that I love. I'm currently in the application process for getting a job on a cruise ship. And by in the application process, I mean that I haven't even finished my resumé.
  9. Do a complete clean and back up of my MacBook. It's been running ridiculously slow and I don't want it to die on me!
  10. Ride a Ferris Wheel. I am terrified of heights, and I hate almost any type of theme park ride, but it has always been my dream. We can probably thank The Notebook for that one.
I have no idea how many of these will actually get done, but I feel like they're a little realistic. Just a little bit of saving and crafting. Wish me luck!


  1. these are great resolutions!! a job on a cruise ship sounds REALLY fun.

  2. A job on a cruise ship does sound fun! And I second the traveling goal - I would love for this to be the year I actually get to go out of the country. =)

  3. this is the absolute best time to do a job on cruise ship! i would love to see a reality show on the life those people live. it looks fabulous and so so different.

    we have so many of the same resolutions! i want to start sewing more :)

  4. Happy new year! you have some fun resolutions!

    p.s i love that calvin + hobbes cartoon!

  5. Ooooh let me know if you find any good slow cooker recipes. Those are my FAVORITE. SO EASY!

  6. great goals! and mine are staying monthly.

  7. Great blog.
    xoxo and happy year

  8. These are great resolutions! May you have an awesome new year!

  9. Great list! Traveling is always on top of mines too ;)

    Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

    Check out my blog for a review of V Nunes jewelry, thanks ;)

  10. Dang girl! Way to list these bad boys! Sew at least 5 skirts?! I hope to sew A skirt in my lifetime! :)

  11. wow! you did a lot of awesome stuff this year! great job!


  12. Can't wait to see all the skirts!!! (Also... I LOVE Home Improvement too!)


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