Rumor has it that if I want to be a real human being I need to make New Year's resolutions. Rumor also has it that unless you write down your resolutions, you won't hold true to them. What better place to write down your resolutions than a blog? Seriously, y'all better slap me if you see me breaking my resolutions.
1. Be consistent with the blog! My goal is to have at least 3 posts per week. No excuses. (Although I think the fact that I'm still at home on winter break serves as an excuse).
2. GTL. Seriously, Gym, Tan, Laundry. I need to work out 5 days a week (I normally do, but this semester was super busy so unless I wanted to wake up at 6am, working out wasn't an option). Tan (I'm saving this one for when the DC weather isn't in the 40s). Laundry (I need to do at least one load per week instead of the usual five loads every two months, but maybe this is revealing far too much about myself).
3. Save, save, save. Okay, I admit it. I'm a shopaholic. As soon as I get a paycheck I log onto my favorite websites (J Crew, Forever21, Sephora, Ulta, Ebay, etc.) and spend all my money until I have left just enough for food. And that's only when I'm extra restrained. I have recognized it as a serious issue, one Dr. Phil would argue I may need an intervention for... So, for 2012 (and all the years after, hoepfully) I am going to set myself a STRICT allowance. However, there will be wiggle room when JCrew and Anthropologie are having sales....
4. Organize. I seriously need to organize my dorm room at school and clean it up every night before I pass out for sleep. I am a pretty organized person and I hate messes, yet my room currently looks like a bomb went off.
5. Buy textbooks right at the beginning of the semester. This past semester I thought I would be a badass and "show those professors" by waiting until two days before I had to read an assignment to find the book. This resulted in me paying overnight shipping for my French textbook only to get a call from my mom in California that my textbook had been shipped there.
6. No more Lean Cuisines. Seriously, after eating those microwavable "meals" for the past three years of college I can't do it any more. It's pretty much the same thing as eating cardboard, only more expensive.
7. Buy a new laptop. During finals, I was writing my last paper and knocked over my Venti Skim Gingerbread Latte all over my laptop. At first I thought my laptop was fine, but then the keyboard stopped working and now it sounds like two plane engines running everytime I try to turn it on. I think I'm going to have to say good-bye to Apple for the next few years, as I can't justify spending over $1,00 on a laptop when I can get a decent PC for half the price. If you have a PC, any suggestions would be appreciated (feel free to Tweet me @ehansen73).
8. Visit the South. I have an obsession with the South, especially Texas. It all started after watching my favorite television show of all time, "Friday Night Lights." I picture myself moving down South following my graduation from college in May 2013 (believe me, I'm counting down). However, I figure it would probably better if I actually visit the South (outside of Georgia, which I have previously been to and LOVE), before I up and start applying for jobs down there. Therefore, one of my goals for 2012 is to visit Nashville, Austin, and Charleston.
Here's to a New Year!