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 😛