My 2015 New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Eve has always been my favorite holiday. I love the night-owling fun, the parties, the party food, the dress code, the ball drop and accompanying songs (i.e. Auld Lang Syne, New York New York, and Imagine), the excitement, and the hope and promise of a new year.

Seriously, ask anyone I’ve ever spent New Year’s Eve with and they’ll tell you how I always well-up and cry happy tears every year at midnight.

…I have a problem.

Anyways, one of my favorite parts of ringing in the new year is setting reasonable goals for myself.

I think this is where others go wrong. They always set unattainable resolutions and then are sad and disappointed when the year flies by and they haven’t achieved their goals. 

Always be realistic in your New Year’s Resolutions and soon you’ll find yourself like me: better off, wiser, and happily checking off all of your accomplishments on New Year’s Eve day the next year.

Another thing I love to do on New Year’s is read other’s resolutions and goals. It makes me feel giddy and hopeful (…and gives me ideas for future goals for myself). 

So, if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share my 5 goals for 2015, in the hopes of spreading inspiration and excitement to others, just as others have brought inspiration and excitement to me! (*BLARES ‘Circle of Life’*) 

1.  Since graduating college this past spring, I have been hunting to find a job that matches my skill-set and a place that has a challenging and happy work environment. It has been a bit frustrating and I’ve hit a few road blocks. For example, “This is an entry level position, although we do require 3-5 years of experience in the field, so you should have some experience before you get experience working for us.” or “This job pays in experience coins and monopoly money, not any real money that you could possibly use.” But, I am hopeful that I will achieve my goal, in 2015, of getting get a KILLER job that I absolutely love. (Hopefully, at a local magazine, news media/radio outlet, or advertising agency.)

2.  I took a semester-long piano course in college as a fun elective at the end of my final year before graduation and I adored it. In 2015, I’d like to continue teaching myself how to play the piano and, ideally, I’d love to learn a handful of new songs.

3.  Someone once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” I’d like to modify that statement, for this resolution, to say, “Do not blog tomorrow what you can blog today.” (aka…Less Procrastination = More Tumblr Blog Posts For My Peeps In 2015)

4.  I’ve always loved speaking and writing in Spanish ever since high school. I’ve never been 100% fluent, but I got pretty close in college. Although, as it does, life took over. My Spanish fell by the wayside and I devoted my sole attention to my English-Rhetoric and Professional Writing degree and my minor/focuses in Psychology, Journalism, and Advertising. I’d like to use this new year to brush up on my rusty Español.

5.  I’ve always wanted to exercise more. Not for the stereotypical ‘New Year’s Resolution-New Year New Me-Lose Weight’ reason, but just because I’d like to have muscle tone. Period. I’ve always been naturally skinny, but I’ve never had any definition or been very strong. I’d love to workout more this year in the hopes that, by 2016, I’ll feel more badass and powerful, like defend-myself-in-a-fight-against-a-mugger-in-an-alleyway powerful.

What are your resolutions for the new year?

I’d love to hear them!