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Resolutions, Smesolutions

In all honesty, 2013 wasn't a bad year. Sure, I did things that I regret could improve on, but it wasn't one of those, "I am soo ready for this damn year to be over!" type of things, and it certainly was not a super-fun-year-to-remember. Ok, ok, it did have it's parts, but you are just going to have to wait for my recap, cause the year's not over yet :)
Well, the New Year is upon us (calling Dr. Obvious), and guess what time it is? Not only is it the time to experience the nostalgia of "the last pee, kiss, ect of the year", and the first hangover of the year, but time to write out a list of things that you  promise you will complete by the new year's end, but in reality you are still working on that list from like five years ago... wait, what are those called? Oh yeah, New Year's resolutions. Duh. And you know what I call them? (Hint... look at the title) 
I have written them out before, but for the past couple of years, I haven't understood the point. It's like walking in on your parents wrapping "Santa Gifts" and no longer wanting to take that coveted picture with Santa every year. Sure it looks cute for the scrapbook, but to actually put any effort into writing them... well, it just makes my head hurt.
But hey, if you are a twenty-something single (or attached) without any kids, and writing out a list of things that you will stop doing and stop following come March plus getting drunk on the last night of the year suits you, well, then go away now. Please don't listen to my ole' lady ass, you can stay and play. Promise!


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For the rest of us... I share with you the following:

A couple of years ago, I found this cute lil template in Self magazine, and really liked it:

I am proud of....
in 2013.
I won't criticize my....
in 2014.
I can't wait to...
in 2014.
It basically brings combines the whole resolution and reality picture. Like showcasing your accomplishments, without making you write a list of "I won't blah blah blah".
I have written mine, and it goes something like this:
I am proud of...
leaving a job that I hated and landing one that I love
standing up for myself
starting my blog
starting my Master's degree and being only six classes away from graduation
making new friends
in 2013.
I won't criticize my...
weight
ability to do something
parenting skills
in 2014.
I can't wait to...
graduate with my Master's degree (May)
go on vacation
see my bestie (April)
get another tattoo
potty train Lil Man
pay off my credit cards
be in the financial secureness to be able to buy a house
in 2014.
I also make up a list of short-term-achievable-goals, but they are rather personal, and I am almost positive that you would not want to read them. Cause I know y'all hate reading anyways :)
So, here's to the last post of 2013, here's to a great past four months of blogging, and here's to celebrating NYE mom-style... aka, at home, in my jammies, watching movies, with a glass of pink moscato champagne. Yep, I'm that awesome.
Oh btw, along with sponsoring Brianna from Endlessly Beloved, I am also sponsoring Erin from Two Thirds Hazel this month!! Both are great ladies you should check them out when you get a chance :)
AND GUESS WHAT GOES LIVE TOMORROW??? A GIVEAWAY!!! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK!!!

4 comments

  1. I like the template that you used. I'm a huge list maker. It helps to get my thoughts straight because my mind is always running. Happy New Year!

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    1. I know exactly what your talking about. That's how I am sometimes with blog posts. I write down my thoughts in lists. One of these days, I am just going to do a post of all the different thoughts. LOL

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  2. Congrats on Master's Degree! Pink moscato = LOVE!!!

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