Welcome the year 2013!
Although I will promise you I will be writing the year 2012 on everything until at least July. I don’t make resolutions per say, but here’s a few things I look forward to, and hope to push in the next 12 months.
I turn 30 this year, and it’s totally ok. You know when you’re young and you think 25 is old, and then you turn 25 and you glare at your self in it’s youth. That’s how I feel about 30. 30 isn’t old. 30 is still young. Will I say this at 40? We’ll see. But I welcome 30, even though I’m very curious what the next decade will bring in life events.
Continue to take care of myself. This year during June I started working out regularly for the first time in my life. Now it’s January 1st and not only did I lose multiple sizes in clothing and currently 17 pounds, but I feel great. I realized before how much I was just sitting at my computer and not being active. I started to feel tired and not motivated. Now with the help of monitoring myself everyday and knowing when I need to get up and move, it’s made me feel alot better about myself and become aware of what I need. I also learned how to eat better this year without starving myself. You can still eat that piece of fudge, go for it, but it’s about learning when to stop. This is hard when the fudge is so good, but once you learn to control yourself, it becomes quite simple to just “stop”. I’m proud of myself for finally learning to take care of my body and I hope this continues. One thing I want to give credit to is the Nike Fuel Band. I received this a few months ago and I have to say it’s been very helpful with reaching my daily goal. Sometimes you don’t quite realize how inactive you are being, and then you look at your fuel band at 8:00PM and realized you haven’t moved much at all. Each day I need to get to 3,000 fuel points. If I look at it at night and I’m not close to it, I will either get up and exercise (usually either running or dancing – I find dancing is a powerful workout) or take a long walk. Do I need to get a carton of eggs? Ok, well instead of going to the grocery store a few feet away, let’s walk to one 2 miles away. The fuel band really helps encourage to have a daily game with yourself. If you need to get motivated, I really can’t say enough good things about it. If you get one, be sure to add me to your friends, you can motivate each other on this and a little push sometimes really helps.
Take more fashion risks. Have you always wanted that shiny purse box but wasn’t sure what to wear it with? Figure it out. You don’t need to pair it with a sparkly dress, just wear it with your grandma winter coat. You can wear anything, don’t be afraid. I just got this bag and I’m in love with it. If a little thing like a shiny bag will make me happy, then I’m going to accept that smile.
Stop and tell someone you love them. Make sure that person you actually love or that might be weird for a stranger on the street. Have pets? Tell them you love them. Pets need time out of every single day for your devotion. They become good critters because you are a good critter friend. Let them know how special they are to you.
February will be the month of Matthew and my 10 year Anniversary. Who knew that 10 years ago when we first met in a college dorm in Pittsburgh that eventually we would have everything we have today, because we did it together. It’s a good feeling to realize you created what you have. Be proud of it and keep working towards better.
Keep exploring the new. Stay ahead of the curve, learn new things, push yourself, don’t be afraid of the unknown. Doing the same thing is boring, don’t fall into that trap. If you learn one thing, learn 2 more and then put them all together. Who knows, it could be something amazing, but you don’t know unless you try. Changes don’t come overnight, be patient. If you’re proud of what you’re doing, then you’re doing great. It will come.
See more. I live in one of the greatest cities in the world but don’t take advantage of it as much as I can. Make sure to see a show before it ends. Want to try that taco place? Do it. Go to a park and do nothing. Show NYC how much I love it.
Get a washer and dryer. Make my dream come true.