Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcoming 2012!!

Thank goodness 2012 is here!! Last year was terrible, but I'm hoping this year will be wonderful. I have so much planned for this year, so much to do, and I won't lie, I'm actually terrified!  This is the year I graduate with my MA, the year college is done for me, the year I go into the real world, and the year I hope we are able to move to CA! A lot has to happen for that stuff to work out, like I have to actually get busy working on my thesis so I can get finished, and Matt and I may have to be separated for a while so one of us can go to CA and look for a job, but the year is looking good from here and I hope it's a wonderful one. Wish us luck on having a better year than the last!

So, last year my resolutions were to take time out for myself and not feel guilty about it, stop procrastinating, write, and get more organized. I didn't do many of those things, but I think I did manage to do some writing (I got two chapters of my thesis written), and I managed to take time out for myself once in a while, but not nearly enough. What I didn't do was stop procrastinating, for the most part, nor did I get organized. Sadly, my biggest priority was the organization, which I failed to do and am still living surrounded by clutter.  There are few things I hate more than clutter!! Maybe, though, this year we'll be able to get rid of some of it. I sure hope that's true.

This year, my resolutions will be both more realistic and less, so here they are:

  1. Graduate--This should be easy, especially since I'll graduate in either May or August, depending upon how far I get with my thesis over the next month. Right now, it's looking like August.

  2. Move to CA--This one is the hard one right now. As of now, we barely make ends meet so saving to move is impossible. I think we'll work it out, even if it means one of us have to go to California, stay with my parents, and look for a job and the other one come after that. We hate to do that, but we will if we have to.

  3. De-clutter--This sort of goes with the move, so it's cheating. We'll see.

  4. Read--I really want to read more this year, but with teaching and writing, and trying to graduate, who knows if I'll have time.

  5. Lose some weight--I know, this one's traditional and maybe I'm setting myself up for failure, but I have a good start since I've managed to lose 15 lbs by laying off of junk food. I also want to give up diet coke, but I don't think I really can. So, I'll just drink more water to off set it. I'm going to join Weight Watchers to see what I can make of it.

That's it, and it's not a big list. Some of those things will be much harder than others. My biggest priorities are the first two, to graduate and to move to California, and hopefully this time next year I'll be telling you how we managed to get the move done. Finger's crossed.

For now, I'm off to get some reading in. It's thesis material, but it counts. I hope you all have a very happy new year, and that this year your dreams come true. Happy 2012!!