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 😛


Merry Christmas!! + New Most Prized Possession Photo Shoot (Spoiler: I got a new guitar for Christmas!)

Merry Christmas, fellow bloggers! I’m SOOO sorry I haven’t posted lately. I’ve been SUPER busy, and we’ll get to that in another post. Today, we’re just celebrating Christmas! And celebrating Christmas also means celebrating my new most prized possession *drumroll please* *dudududududududududududududududaaaaa*

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A guitar! She’s beautiful. (P.S. In that photo, I forgot to take the tuner off 😊)When my family finished opening our gifts, my dad said “I think we’re missing one for Boogs,” and he went into his bedroom and came out about 30 seconds later with a gorgeous guitar with a silver bow on the neck. (oh, also, I’m “boogs.” It’s a nickname that my fam gave to me when I was like 3 years old because I “boogied” to music and stuff.) So, I freaked out, took it, and ran upstairs to play it. 5 minutes later, my dad came upstairs with my new pedal that he got me, and set it up and everything:


After I learned to use the pedal, my dad took the guitar downstairs and started adjusting it to my needs. I love my new guitar. It’s about 2 pounds lighter than my old one, and speaking of my old one, here’s a picture of the sisters together:

Sorry for the blurriness. 

My new guitar (the blue one) plays so much better than my old one, and my old one played excellently!

My family is very musical. My brother plays bass and percussion, my sister plays flute and piano, my dad plays bass and is in a band, and I play guitar and I am in two unofficial bands. (By unofficial, I mean both bands are managed by a music school and every 12 weeks we play a show with 3 songs. It’s not like we have REAL gigs. I mean, I’m in 6th grade!)
This photo shows her true colors, literally. It fades from silver to teal to blue, my favorite colors. Thanks, Mom and Dad!! 🙂 it’s called “ocean fade metallic”


Did I mention that I also received 24 picks? It’s hard to choose a favorite.

It’s my favorite kind of pick, that thickness and shape. You may have noticed throughout this post that I like the color blue. My favorite color is teal, though. The ones in the picture are just the new ones. These picks will last me ten years or so…

That should sum up this post, but how did my Christmas go other than my guitar stuff? Amazing. Other than what I previously mentioned, I got a green and blue lava lamp (my favorite colors), water dance speakers (I asked for the lava lamp and the speakers and got them. I’m surprised.), my grandma got me a Trench CD (Twenty One Pilots) and a $10 iTunes gift card, my brother got me a harmonica set, my sister got me this galaxy rock thing, my parents also got me a HUGE windup snow globe (I’m obsessed with those things), I got socks, hats and gloves, and Sloggers mud boots which was also on my list and if I forgot anything else, oh well. 🙂

I took this picture a few days before Christmas. I like the angle but you can’t see the star. Also, that wasn’t all of the presents.

It was again the best Christmas ever, as I’ve said for the past 3 years or so (well it would’ve been longer if four years ago when we lived in the RV, I wasn’t worried sick that Santa wasn’t going to come because we didn’t have a Christmas tree or a chimney. It was definitely the smallest Christmas ever that year, but it payed off.)(^^^^^^ have you read the post?)

How is/was your Christmas? Do you like music? Was this the best Christmas ever? Talk to me 😛


Christina ❤