So, I originally wrote this post on August 12 and never got around to publishing it because school started and my life went bye-bye! Here it comes, better late-than-never, with updates on my actual progress. :)
So here are my New (School) Year's Resolutions:
- To cook dinner at least once a week.
Sadly, I am the queen of take-out, drive-thru, and frozen food. This year I am going to make a concerted effort to legitimately cook something in my own kitchen!
UPDATE: That didn't happen AT ALL, until January started. But I've been on a good role this month, due to the fact that I told myself I was not allowed to spend any money on fast-food this month.
-To take advantage of my membership to the Y
I've been paying for this thing for over a year and only make it in sporadically. Body Flow & Zumba -you ARE going to be my best friends this Fall.
UPDATE: I did great for the month of August and then cancelled my membership in September. Fail.
-To set aside cash each week to save for a rainy day
I am terrible at budgeting and dedicating money, so this year I am going to set aside one dollar a week in my "Dreams" jar. I've found that I don't dip into my cash reserves near as often as my real savings account.
UPDATE: Yeah, this hasn't happened at all either! Maybe this can be a 2014 goal...
-To be a positive influence on the world around me
I know that sound hokey, but I really believe that the people we hang out with shape who we are. I want to be a glowing, happy friend this year - not just some of the time like I am now, but everyday. Especially on the days when I want to have a pity party!
UPDATE: Finally, one I can say that I tried to accomplish! I have really been working hard this year to be a positive person and I think it is paying off because I was named "Teacher of the Year" this year and I knw a lot of that has to do with my general attitude towards life. Yay me!
So that's my list!
What goals/resolutions have you set for yourself this year? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Stay tuned for my Classroom Reveal as soon as I get a real camera. The iPad just doesn't do it justice.
Ready for Day One,