New Year Resolutions & Goals

I’ve never been real into “New Year Resolutions.” I’m still not loving that idea, but I might try it in 2019 for the fun of it. I don’t like it because I don’t get why you can’t have resolutions when it’s not the new year. Like, everybody is saying “I’m going to start a diet in 2019” but then by the end of February they’re off of their diet and back to their old bad habits. Why do you have to start in the new year, too? I think that it’s kind of pointless to do good for one month out of your year, changing your lifestyle because it’s a new year. You can do that any time of year, not just for the new year. Not much else has changed. You could do it on Christmas and say, “Let’s make a resolution to quit smoking after Christmas!” But enough of my ranting, let’s get to my few New Year Resolutions.

2019 Resolutions

  • Start doing yoga.

A few years ago, I did yoga before I started school. I ended up getting really busy so I stopped doing it. I want to start doing it again because it really made me feel good in the morning.

  • Visit my chickens more.

Lately, I haven’t been seeing my chickies as often. Maybe 2 or 3 times a day instead of 4 or 5. I feel bad about that.

  • Help a little more around the house.

Believe me, later I’ll be regretting that I said that.

  • Clean the chickens’ eggs more.

I’m not cleaning them very often, maybe once a week at the most. I need to get on that. 🥚🥚🥚

  • Brush my teeth more often.

Fact about me: I’m deathly afraid of the dentist, yet I rarely brush my teeth, maybe 5 times a week. Gross, right? Well I had it good for a while, brushing my teeth once a day, but I’ve let myself go over winter break.

That’s all of my resolutions, but there’s endless goals that I have for 2019. Here’s a few:

2019 Goals

  • Keep my fingernails painted.

Yeah, I know that this is a weird one. But I painted my nails red and green for Christmas, and I just painted my nails the colors of my guitar. I’m surprised how accurate the colors were to my guitar! Compare:IMG-1404

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  • Get friends.

I only have 3 real friends, and only one true one – Charlie (here’s her blog.) I’m having a good feeling about friends in 2019, I have 2 kinda-friends other than my 3 friends, but I don’t consider them my friend until I have their email or something.

  • Share some of my photography with you bloggers!

I go on photography trips once in a while, and I never share it with you all, do I? Well, I guess it’s time to start.

  • Go rollerblading.

I went rollerblading with Charlie once, and it was really fun. I liked how you could change the music in the jukebox. Next time I go, I’m gonna blare Megadeth and jam out. It sounds like a good birthday thing. *OH, these rollerblading-less four months are going to be loooong.*

  • Get a young hamster.

If you’ve been with me for long enough, you might remember that my old hamster Humphrey died(this post). Well I got him when he was an adult. I want to get a younger hammy while still being able to care for my chickens. I don’t know how I’m going to manage that, but I’ll certainly try.

  • Learn Spanish better.

Sad but true, if I’m living in the USA, I’m probably going to need to learn to speak Spanish.

  • Get better at volleyball.

I could be in intermediate now, but I should probably stay in beginner for the next class or two to perfect my overhand serves (and I hate to admit it, but underhand too.) and diving. But I really, really want to be in intermediate for volleyball camp this summer.

  • Share my drawings on my blog and get better at it.

When I started my blog, I thought it would be about my art, and that’s why I named it “Creative Critique” (by the way, I hate that blog name.) but it turned out to be more about my life than art. So, I intend to sprinkle a bit of art into my blog along with the usual.

  • Go to a beach.

I don’t often go on vacation, and it’s been three or four years since my last vacation. This goal probably isn’t going to happen, but it’s just a goal, not a priority. I don’t really care which beach, but a clean one would be nice.

  • Buy and learn how to play a ukulele

Since I play guitar, ukulele would be fun and easy. That’s definitely a goal I am going to set for 2019.

  • Get better at cooking.

I’ve just recently realized that if I’m good at it, I can make money cooking.

So I guess I’ll talk to you next year! (Or, I guess, if you’re fast enough, this year.)

– Christina 😛

22 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions & Goals

  1. Happy New Year! I love your list of goals. The only beach I’ve ever been to is Sandbridge Beach which is down from Virginia Beach. It’s more family friendly so it’s quieter and less people. Maybe you could try that one! I wish you all the best in 2019!

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      1. I have one. It’s shaped like a Les Paul and red. I used to have a Jackson dxmg. Loved it but the Floyd Rose bridge got annoying. I’m into banjos at the moment.

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      2. I’ve played since I was a teenager. On and off through the years. I’ve always been into music and guitars and drums were something I could experiment and use my imagination with.

        I had a 6 string banjo but it arrived with some damage… so I’m waiting on another. I eventually want to learn the traditional 5 string. But that’s going to take patience and lessons.

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      3. Wow! I love music SO much, it’s almost my life. Guitar is the first instrument I learned, and I’m still learning it.
        I want to take drum lessons eventually.
        Have you ever tried ukulele? My friend has one and I played it once and it’s super fun.

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      4. I’ve looked at banjo ukuleles and I eventually want one. Just to see what I can do with one.

        Drums got me into playing music. When I was in high school, there was a drum set in the band room. So I asked the band teacher if I could play it during lunchtime. He agreed so I would hurry up and eat or sometimes just go down to the band classroom and play.

        My mom had an old acoustic guitar that I played around with, until I got my first electric guitar. It was a cheap Yamaha and I had a little Crate amp. But it’s my beginnings. I’d listen to Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen and try to learn from them. I’m still learning! It’s really something that you can get great at, but never know everything.

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      5. My dad is the bassist in his band, and before I wanted to learn guitar, I wanted to learn bass but he told me that it would be much easier if I learned guitar first. So I took guitar lessons and I’m very glad I did.

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      6. People think bass is easy because of 4 strings. But it’s a completely different critter. It has its own chords, scales and technique. I haven’t mastered 6 strings like how I’d really like. But if you’re good with bass, you can learn most everything else.

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      7. The main reason I want to learn bass is because I grew up with a lot of Les Claypool and Geddy Lee and my dad. You ever listen to their bass playing? That’s really what inspired me to music.

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  2. Awesome goals and resolutions! I’ve loved learning Spanish, I hope you enjoy it as well (: And I can relate about the fear of dentists – when I went when I was younger, it always hurt my gums soooo much! I have to do the best I can to keep up with my dental hygiene at home.

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