If you didn’t know already, one of my favorite friends, Kala, has an amazing home decor (and lots of other things) blog called My Breezy Room. Last year, Kala wrote a post about her 2013 New Year Resolutions which I just loved, and it inspired me to copy-cat her and write about my own resolutions. I also like that she revisited her resolutions in July and November just to check in on her progress–super smart! (Anyways, check out her blog when you get a chance.)
Here goes nothing for my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Stop spending so much money on coffee. $2 here… $4 there… it’s adding up! I try to limit my addiction to Caribou and Starbucks but I really need to crack down here. Now that fancy-pants holiday drinks are phasing out it should get easier. I have coffee grounds at my house and I need to ALWAYS make one (or three) cups in the morning. What I should do is make one cup at home and take one to-go…then I wouldn’t buy a black coffee some days at work. (OK just so we’re on the same page… going to cool-girl coffee shops in Minneapolis with friends does not count toward this resolution. Social coffees are OK…solo coffees are where I need to rein it in.)
2. Watch more Disney movies. I want to watch one or two old-school Disney movies a month. You know, the ’90s and early 2000’s stuff. They make me so happy and cheery, mostly because I can sing and dance around my apartment with no shame. I started to do this Disney resolution one year and later forgot about it, but I loved it while it lasted. Finally a resolution that doesn’t feel like a sacrifice!
3. Visit my friend in Nashville. One of my best friends from high school is going to school in Nashville for a few years before she’s placed in a different part of Tennessee. So I need to act fast and fly my butt down to visit her. Not only have I been obsessed with country music since kindergarten, Nashville just seems like a great city to visit. I have a few weddings and things going on in 2014, but I’d love to set aside some time for myself and take a trip.
Now for the most serious and not fun at all…
4. Pay down my student loans. I need to hack away at these bad boys. I’ve been doing a great job of paying more than my minimum payment each month, but I could definitely make a few improvements with my budgeting. Everyone has loans or things they’re saving for so this isn’t new news by any means. I just want to keep making progress, even if it’s small!
Anyways, those are my resolutions. Some are fun, some are serious! I can’t remember the last time I’ve had my resolutions down in writing. Maybe this means I’ll take them seriously this time.
What are your resolutions for 2014?