Friday, January 1, 2010

oh, hello 2010.

Happy New Year! :)

Wow! I can't believe I can say I've been alive for 2 whole decades. That sounds like such a long time to me! 2010 is going to be one of the biggest years of my life because a) I'm finishing school b) I'm moving out and c)...I might be getting engaged... shhh... no one has officially asked me (you know, with the ring and the one knee and all?) but I am pretty sure a little birdy told me that it's gonna happen!!

I know everyone is blogging about their goals for the new year, and I am not going to be the one to stop the trend, so here are a few of my goals for 2010:

-Eat healthier: I am going to be moving out of my parents' house, so I will have no excuse not to cook the healthiest meals I can, and to not buy a lot of unhealthy foods for my home.
-Finish school and start a career: School only has 2 months left and then I'm going out to the real world... I am so nervous, but I am so ready to start working full time again.
-Decorate the apartment: I have so many DIY decoration projects in mind for when I get my apartment and I can't wait to get started on them.
-Get better at crocheting: I just learned how to crochet a few months ago, and I think I'm pretty okay at it for a beginner, but I am ready to learn how to make some more challenging things, like gloves or a hat maybe?
-Make more friends: The only friends I currently have are either in my class (who I never see outside of school) or live over 1000 miles away. When I move to Louisiana, I hope to make and keep some real life friends that I can hang out with. And I hope to meet some of YOU guys, too!!
-Be more creative: The past few months have been a great awakening in my creativity. I used to do all kinds of crafts when I was younger, and then I stopped while I was in my teens (too cool for it, I guess? =P ) Now I am crazy about making things all over again!
-Drink more water: I am not a big soda drinker, but I do drink way way way too much fruit punch and it isn't exactly the healthiest drink. I am going to try to limit my sugary drink intake and up the h20!
-Remove negative people from my life: I've been working on this for a while now, and it is definitely challenging to do. Sometimes you hold onto a friend for far longer than you should just because you think it will be easier than letting them go. I've learned that my outlook on life can be so much happier when I let go of the people with rotten attitudes and bad personalities. I'm going to try to keep negative people out of my life because it improves me as a person.
-Save more money: I have saved almost every penny I could of the money I have earned since this summer, and I couldn't be happier. I have a nice stash of money for my apartment, and I want to keep saving up to make sure I can afford to buy everything we will need.
-Read more: I've not been reading as much as I used to lately, and that's simply because I have way too many other things on my plate. When I get out of school, I hope to spend a lot more time hitting the books for pleasure, rather than for study.
-Join a gym: I desperately need to get back into shape, and I won't have the excuse of not having any time once I get out of school. I fully intend on getting rid of all the unwanted jiggly bits and building some muscle!
-Become more independent: this isn't really an option, but more of a requirement. Moving out of my parents house is going to be challenging and scary, but I hope to handle everything maturely and gracefully, no matter what happens.

I hope you are all having a great day! I just got home from 8 hours at work (on a holiday! I know!!!) so I am tireddd. Have a nice weekend! :)


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  2. I pray that you'll be able to achieve everything you want for 2010! :D

  3. Great set of goals for 2010, Emilie! One thing I'd really like to do is to learn how to crochet better as well. I think you're already way ahead of me -- I'm still only at the basic granny square stage.

    All the best to you in 2010! This is going to be an exciting year for you and I'll look forward to reading about your progress here on your sweet blog.


  4. Happy New Years! I hope you comeplete all your goals! Hope your doing great, haven't talked to you in a bit!!

  5. Good luck on all your goals! You'll finish them, you seem like a very motivated person!! Moving out on your own is really a big adventure and it is so fun (besides the missing your parents part), but keep yourself busy with decorating and you'll be great :) I hope you have a FANTASTIC start to 2010!!

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