My 10 Resolutions for 2012

We are nearing the end of yet another holiday season. The Christmas presents have been opened, the dreidels have been spun, and we are gearing up for a brand new year.

Are you ready?

If you had asked me a few weeks ago, the answer to that would have been a big fat “OH HELL NO!”

2011 was trying for me. 
  • I ran myself ragged working full-time, being a full-time student, editor-in-chief of my campus newspaper and working an internship.
  • Booked and canceled a trip (that I had to actually PAY not to take) with a guy I attempted to date 3 times. Fourth times a charm, no?
  • Got bored doing just the full-time job thing so I picked up a boyfriend (not the one I booked the trip with).
  • Spent all summer indoors because it was so hot and I was used to the air conditioned office; weekends were not spent at the beach but rather an air conditioned house in Staten Island.
  • Lost the boyfriend and gained a new job that I LOVE.
  • Put 2 grad school classes under my belt; you know, because I’m an overachiever and all.
  • And gained about 15 lbs – of pure love meat (I don’t like to call it fat).

So as I close up the box that is 2011, attempt to put it on the shelf that stores the rest of my memories, and put on the new fashionable face that I want to meet 2012 with, I begin to think of what kind of resolutions I’d like to accomplish in the New Year.

I’m sure everyone else is going to say the same; lose weight, be closer with my friends and family, save money, pay off debt, etc.

All really good goals and a few that may or may not grace my list.

But as I sit here writing this post, I’m getting excited. I am putting things on my list that I KNOW I’m going to accomplish, not things that I HOPE to accomplish. 
  1. Pay off my car. I have about 6 months left if I pay 100 more than I’m “supposed to” each month.
  2. Pay off 3 out of the 5 Visa/Master/Discover cards I have.
  3. Move into a 1-BR or Studio apartment.
  4. Run a 5K.
  5. Paint something that makes me say, “Oh my god, you MADE that? That’s awesome!”
  6. Use the same handbag for 365 consecutive days.
  7. Get my blog to have 500 views at least once (bonus if it’s closer to 1,000 and double bonus if it happens consecutively).
  8. Complete every one of my Fashion Vows for 2012.
  9. Master the art of hot rollers.
  10. Purchase a “fancy” camera and get more interested in photography.
What are your resolutions for the new year?


  1. Awesome resolutions! Girlfriend number 6 is going to be difficult!!!! Lol - cheers to a new year!!! Xoxoxoxo

  2. Why wear the same hangbag 365 days next year that's crazy!

  3. 6 has already proven difficult! I purchased a green Michael Kors bag from TJ Maxx the other day and am debating on keeping it or continue with my Gucci. Oy vey!