the year i try new things.
the boy gives me a hard time about my dislike of sushi. well i'm not a fan of fish... and raw fish creeps me out. maybe this year, i'll let him help me find something i like... or at least that i'm bare enough to try.
maybe i want to try to learn a new skill. i still have the "teach yourself to knit" kit i bought way back when. have i taught myself to knit? no way, jose. i guess i will just need to give in and say to someone "teach me your ways" and call it a day. or maybe erika and i will finally take that second cake decorating class... five years later.
the year i get back in to shape
i know at least one of you are thinking "oh but emily, you are so skinny!!"
yeah, but just because i'm 5'11" and proportionate doesn't mean that i don't get winded after climbing a flight of stairs. i've been debating year in and year out (basically since i quit my gym membership in 2011) about starting at a cheaper place. well, the cheaper gym has been found, but now i just need to man up and sign up.
the year i save more spend less
yeah, so far so good. i've been a lot better at my spending habits than i have in years past. like, WAY better. on top of that, the boy and i have set a "we want to go to disneyland together" goal of putting $20 a month aside for said disneyland trip in the future. that has helped already with a mindset of remembering to set that aside, well... because i love disneyland. 'nuff said. plus, there are bigger (and pricier) things that i know my future holds, which fall under the "more important than a new shirt" category.
the year i make a clean sweep
yep. clean sweep as in out with the old for plenty of room for the new. (this is where the blog photo makes a little more sense) this past week i have thrown out 3 dozen old roses, a vase of balloon shards, 7 wrist corsages, countless numbers of test prints from photography classes, a bazillion cd cases, and so much more. i think this might just be the biggest room cleaning over haul i have done in my entire life. throwing things away & donating stuff without remaining emotionally attached to them has been rough, but i'm already amazed with how much more space i have in my closet. if i keep this up, i will have so much less stuff to deal with down the line when moving forward to the next steps in life. besides, random things i find that amuse me but don't get to stay have already been documented forever on instagram.
the year i blog more
no seriously, its a goal. which in turn, will hopefully help me craft more this year, do more memorable things, and just straight up want to document more. i was recently going through old writings from a few years back, and really wish i had done a better job at documenting things here and there. maybe 2013 will bring day trips, adventures around this area, and all that jazz. and when i say maybe, i really mean please and thank you.
the year i do all that and more
no seriously. i'm hoping to make a lot of this year. 2012 was pretty excellent, so hopefully 2013 will be super duper. with ice cream and oreo cookies on top.