A lot of people make their resolutions when they ring in a new year. I prefer to make them on my birthday. This list is a loose collection of things I will either attempt to do or get better at in my 28th year.
- Be more willing to admit when I listen to pop music. Like Bruno Mars ‘When I Was Your Man’, which I’ve listened to no less than 10 times since turning 28 hours ago. At first I was ashamed, then I realized it sounded good and downloaded the entire CD. Maybe I should just spend the year of being 28 admitting my overall love for Bruno Mars, especially Marry You.
- Make more attempts to let people know how important they are and how thankful I am for them. I like to hear it. So it wouldn’t hurt for me to make more attempts at insuring that all of the people important to me know.
- Spend less time ridiculing people. Particularly when they put up really silly Facebook posts. I was going through my phone to delete pictures the other day, and to say I had quite a few that were screenshots of someone being overly dramatic or saying something crazy is an underestimate. But I’m guilty. If you act a fool on Facebook, I will screenshot it and send it to my boyfriend or close friends that will also laugh at you . I will also do this with your mugshot; in fact, I will ALWAYS do this with your mugshot. That said, I’m still trying to make an effort to only do this when it is 100% necessary. Also, I hope you do it to me if I’m acting like someone that needs to be on Springer, or if I make the horrible mistake of ending up on Jailtracker.
- Spend more time with my friends and family. Since school started almost two years ago, I’m pretty much a hermit. I study, study, and study some more. And when I’m not, I’m tired from studying or working a 60 hour work week (for free). This should end in May, and at this point, I plan to quit hanging out in my living room with my head crammed in Current
- I need to become more organized this year. I loathe organization and cleaning, but I love it when my house is clean. A lot of it is a time issue. My time is so limited between Allie and school that when I do have free moments I would really rather not spend them cleaning. In fact, one reason that I’ve continued to educate myself is that a long time ago I set the goal that I would not stop going to school until I had a career where I could feasibly pay someone else to clean my house twice a week. BUT–I kind of feel as a real grown up, I should probably get better at shoving things in organizations bins and not letting clutter stack until I want to pull my hair out and/or end up on Hoarders. I could probably brush up on doing dishes as well. Honestly, though, maybe I would be a good candidate for Hoarders, because I would not care when they wanted to trash everything. I would just be thankful.
- Take more self portraits and pictures with Allie. I hate having my picture taken. But I know that in 20 years, I’m going to wish I’d been more cooperative about photos.
- Go to one or a few concerts. I love concerts. I like the music, but I like the people watching even better.
- Drink actual water rather than deciding that because my beverage was made with water at some point that it counts.
- Be less of a jerk.
- Actually get in Laurel Lake. The lake grosses me out in ways I can’t explain. I will go, but I will not enter. I feel like if I do enter, I’ll need a strong course of Bactrim, in a near immediate fashion. But I think I’ll try to get over it this year.
I think that’s enough. Rome wasn’t built in a day.