No resolutions for this girl. Big changes take small steps. I don't believe in quitting anything cold turkey, but actually learning from your mistakes and taking the proper steps to better yourself. I have learned in the past that this is the best way to make a change- it's not flight or fall.
Well, except that one time I gave up soda for New Years.. I lasted almost 2 years before I gave in and had to drink an ice cold Cheerwine.
1) I have got to lose some weight- tone up- something.
When Andrew and I started dating I was in no way a skinny minnie, nor will I say I was fat.. But after nearly two years of getting comfortable with each other and eating lots and lots of late night junk food.. I have to start eating better.
2) Save money.
I finally got a job. It may be a temporary job but all the more reason to start saving. Now, I am not going to lie- I got my first pay check and made a few impulse purchases of things I had my eye on- but, I need to start saving. I am currently living with my very sweet and accommodating parents who are paying the majority of my bills (ok- all of them, but I don't have many!), buying almost all the groceries, have a roof over my head, and got me out of college debt free. There is no reason I should not be able to save up a good amount of money this year so I can have a good start when I do finally flee the nest.
3) Not let things get to me.
I try to be a happy person. I try to treat others with kindness. I struggle just like everyone else though. I blame this mainly on the fact that I have no patience. I get frustrated very easily and while I hate that about myself, I really can't help it. I want to try to have more patience with others. This may be a slow process and definitely won't happen over night but I am going to make an effort to try.
4) Spend more time with God.
I received a new Bible for Christmas and I would love to start having devotions. I complain about having no time for anything but there is always time for Christ. I need to make the time and I know once I get into the swing of things I will be in such a better place.
These are simple goals that I should focus on every day and that I think about quite frequently and have been thinking about for basically my whole life. That's why I like to call them changes instead of resolutions. They are things I need to remind myself of, in written form this time- everyone could use a little reminder every now and then.
Here's to 2012