With only hours until the world brings in a new year, It is - as always - the perfect time to start fresh and make some changes in life. I never make just one resolution, because I like to try to I've had some great resolutions in the past that have done me very well, and I have had some that still challenge me greatly.
- To Never Drive Like I'm in a Hurry, Even If I am (2010).
This is the resolution that has stuck with me the longest. It's made me a much more relaxed driver behind the wheel, and I'm far more patient than I used to be since I chose to drive more responsibly. This resolution came on the coattails of a rough driving year, and I was still learning all the nuances of RWD (which I now absolutely love!). As a result, I have had very few problems.
- To Put Money Aside Each Month for Emergencies (2011).
I am so thankful that I went this route for 2011. Granted, by the end of the year money was a little too tight to save any notable amounts, but with this resolution, I was able to take some short vacations, go to New York City, and get car repairs taken care of. Definitely a good move.
- To Eat More Healthful Meals (2012).
Honestly, I do a lot of physical work already, and I have a dog. Come Sunday, I will not be one of the people with a shiny new gym membership (not that I think they're bad, I feel guilty if I exercise without my extremely energetic dog). But I will be the one shopping the outside of the grocery store with a list in hand. I want to try some new recipes this year, and I want to start learning how to make home cooked meals just as convenient as going out.
- To Expand (2012).
I'm working on a little bit of an expansion project for 2012 with the website and with what I'm designing. I'm thinking that in order to really expand, a name change will be in order in the near future, and I may upgrade to my own domain. I still have a lot to consider and research, but so far the prospects look pretty good.
For Christmas, from my husband I received a chop saw, and from my brother a hand saw. Add that to my creative arsenal and graph paper, and so many of what I've put down may come to life. I'm very excited about seeing how all of this turns out this coming year!
- To Buy a House (2012).
I'm hoping this is my year. I've helped with so many projects and seen so much love go into other people's homes, that I want to take a part of that for a space for me. I want to own! I'm very excited to be able to start a life with my own space, but I'm nervous for the responsibility. I know a lot regarding maintenance and what choices I would make for a home, so I am definitely ready to start seeing these come to life.