Sunday, December 11, 2011

#Reverb11: Try

"What 12 new things do you want to do/accomplish in 2012?"

This prompt is provided by Kimba @ (via

hmmm, 12 new things to accomplish? Everything in 2012 is going to be new! Its going to be a fresh start for me and my life! I keep saying I will give myself a fresh start every year, and I've finally taken the steps needed to give myself that fresh outlook! So, here are some NEW things I would like to do in 2012
  1. Complete "Couch to 5K" - I would love to be able to say I can run 5K. Last year I wanted to do a half marathon and the more I trained, the more pain I had from an existing foot injury. I've stuck with just walking, some dancing, and biking for the last half of this year, but i'm hoping this will only strengthen the muscles in my foot to allow me to do the 5K program!
  2. Travel somewhere I've never been - My friend is getting married in Philly at the end of May and Josh and I have always wanted to go to New York! Hopefully our finances let us at least go to the wedding, and possibly New York for a few days after.
  3. Move into a house - Not BUY a house, just RENT a house. our darling puppy needs a yard - and Josh wants to get her a boyfriend. Our tiny apartment just won't cut it for much longer! (final lease signed to get us until July, and then its House-Bound we go!)
  4. Learn HTML and Design my OWN theme for my blog - I want to be able to make something that I really enjoy. I see many designs out there, but what I really want to do is take the pieces I really like and design something to my own personality. 
  5. BLOG MORE!!! - this goes with #4, but I really want to blog more. I follow some great blogs and love learning about other peoples creativity and adventures! I really want to share more of me!
  6. Expand my Baking - I love baking, I have so much fun! but I don't have a ton of supplies, and usually I just wing it when I need to make something. In 2012, I really want to focus more on building my collection and making new creations! I want to really get H&M's Magical Creations set up with some new items, an actual Menu of items, and start putting ourselves out there to our friends and others!
  7. Go to a PROFESSIONAL to have my hair done - I've been dyeing my hair on my own for years. I only go to the Hair Masters across from work for my hair cut. I would really like to have an all new hair do (mainly just color) in 2012, so I think it's time to go to a professional and get it done! I wanted to do it this month, but chickened out! 
  8. Buy "Normal" sized clothes! - I've been in the "Plus size" category for far too many years. I've fought my weight for going on 7 years now. I'm going to win my battle in 2012! and I'm going to look amazing the last weekend in August when I show up to my 10 year high school reunion looking AMAZING! I've been putting the steps in motion for months now to stay on top of my weight loss!! just need to keep going and not give up!
  9. Save Money - I'm currently going through a bankruptcy. not my proudest moment - and something I've been trying to avoid for years. but was finally necessary. The debt was destroying me emotionally and thus affecting me physically. With it complete at the beginning of 2012, this gives me the opportunity to do what I have wanted to for years - SAVE! SAVE for a house of my own, SAVE for a true vacation, SAVE for a trip to another country, SAVE for a whole new wardrobe, SAVE for a car I truly want, SAVE for a rainy day, SAVE to make a large payment on a student loan! I just want to SAVE - to be proud of the fact that there is actually money in  my savings account!
  10. (RE)Learn the French Language - I loved so much the joy of learning french, and being able to share that love with a few close friends. I want to rediscover that magic and really delve into the language and be able to have a conversation without a dictionary in my hand.
  11. Organize and Label all my photos - oh sweet nibblets! this could take me the entire year!! but I know that if I sit down with my laptop on one of the various Lazy Sundays that will occur in 2012, I can carve out large chunks of photos!! This will include actually putting photos in the right folders, and deleting those crappy pics I took 5 times just to get 1 good photo!
  12. Focus on my emotions - This is a big one for me. I tend to get frustrated/angry/irritated far too easily and take it out on anyone within range. Sadly, poor Josh is usually the one around when "S#*% hits the fan". I don't know if I just need to read a book or two on managing my outbursts more, or if I need to see a professional, but either way, 2012 will be the year I make the changes I need to. Not just to save Josh (hehe!) but also for my own personal growth and well being. I keep things bottled up too much. Hmmmm.. Maybe blogging more will help with that too!
There we go! 12 things I'm going to try in 2012!!! What are your 12 things?

Continue with me on this journey!! Check out my earlier post with links to other #Reverb / #WEverb projects, and join the adventure!

Peace and Good JuJu to You,

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