Friday, December 31, 2010

Resolutions!

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2010 was magical.  Truly.  And because I love so much how Nina summed up her year, I'm going to do the same.

In 2010, I...
It's been... a good year.  A very good year indeed.  Moving to NYC has been, without a doubt, one of the best decisions of my life.  I am so thankful to God, my family, and my friends (that means YOU!) for the outpouring of love and support throughout my transition.  I am STOKED for what 2011 has to offer!!  And with that, I leave you with my New Year's Resolutions... 

My word for 2011: FAITH 
It didn't take me long to decide on my word for 2011 - faith.  The latter part of 2010 required a great deal of faith on my part, and I definitely struggled with it.  It's something I've always struggled with actually.  I'm not talking about faith strictly in the religious sense (although that is definitely part of it).  I'm talking about faith in myself and my decisions, too.  I'm talking about trust.  Trusting moi and in the bigger plan.  So let's talk about faith!
  • Create monthly goals and blog about them - I used to be really good about this, but completely fell off the wagon.  I find that creating, thinking and discussing monthly goals increase the likelihood of my actually achieving them.  (Plus it makes my NYR list a heck of a lot shorter.)  Stay tuned for January's - it's a good one!
  • Create a budget (done!) and stick to it - I've already created my monthly budget in a fun, pink Excel spreadsheet.  Now I need to stick to it which means recording every single transaction and keeping myself accountable (even when I go overboard).
  • Read the Bible - I bought an awesome woman's devotional Bible a couple months ago and spent some quality time with it.  It helped me tremendously when I was going through a very dark period full of fear, uncertainty and loads of tears (namely when I was afraid I would never find a job and made the wrong decision to leave my cushy life in Austin).  Since I've started working, however, it has been sorely neglected.  I want to spend time with it, reading it like I would a good book (isn't that what it is, after all?).  I used to know the Bible SO well (aka when I was in grade school and went to Sunday school on a regular basis), and it's appalling how much I've forgotten.  My faith is important to me, despite the fact that I don't discuss it much on here, and just as I said last year, I want more spirituality in my life and to grow my relationship with God, and I think this is a great first step.
I'm ringing in the new year with all my NYC besties at my friend Will's apartment.  I'm thrilled that he's having a party b/c he lives about 7 minutes away from me (walking!), which means I don't have to deal with finding a cab on arguably the first night of the year to find a cab.  I haven't decided what I'm wearing, but I anticipate it will be short, sassy and sparkly!  (I also plan on having huge TX hair and fuchsia lips - tee hee)

What are your NYE plans?  STAY SAFE AND BE MERRY!  See you in 2011.  :D

4 comments:

Katz NYC said...

Happy New Year darling!

I need to get on my goal writing asap. It def includes a new job, yogi transformation and one trip to somewhere spiritual and far far away like India or Thailand...

Phoenix Peacock said...

GREAT plans for 2011. And I can't believe I missed your post about Chatham. I LOVE the cape and my hubby and I got married in chatham. Isn't it fabulous!! Although silly crazy p-town still is my favorite. Ooooh, this makes me miss the cape!

Felicity said...

I'm doing something similar to #1 except i'm doing them weekly. I hope this works, it would be so embarrassing to announce a goal and than not follow through. : )

Happy New Year!

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Imelda said...

Try using Mint.com for your budgeting--I've used it for about six months with great results! You can set budgets for tons of categories, it downloads your transactions from your debit/credit cards/checking and savings accounts, and helps keep your spending transparent. Plus it helps you see what categories you can cut back in (for me, eating out and shoes!).