I know everyone says this but I'm serious - where the hell did 2011 go? I was barely used to writing it and now it's 2012. I need things to slow down, for the sake of my sanity.
I don't really do resolutions. It seems like resolutions are destined to be failed at, and who wants to start a brand new year in failure? Not me. I have enough demons trying to drag me down without failing 3 days into a resolution, thanks.
I do have some goals in mind that I would like to hit, though, so I figured I would jump on the 'new year's resolution post' bandwagon.
My very first goal is to pass the ridiculously huge insurance licensing test. It's this Friday and I'm nervous, not only because it's so much information but also because I had to pay $108 just to take the test, and if I fail, I have to pay that again. Lame sauce. So I have to pass. I HAVE TO. I won't accept failure.
I don't know how many of you know it but I suffer from depression (pretty severe depression). Reading this post by The Bloggess nearly knocked me off my feet. I am currently on a study medication that's really helping, and that's a goal for this year - get my depression and anxiety under control.
I have a super nice camera that I love and I would like to use it more this year. More pictures, of everything, from the family to trees to sunsets. On that same note, I would also like to buy more lenses. A macro lens and a wide-angle lens are things topping the list.
I want to do a 5k. I can't promise that I'll run the entire time, or that I'll do it in less than an hour, but I will do one. I will finish, and I won't beat myself up, no matter how long it takes me. You have to start somewhere, right?
I want to keep my house in the clean state it's in now, even when I'm working full-time. I don't have children to help during the week, and the husband works a whole lot (basically two full-time jobs) so it's pretty much up to me. But I love a clean house. A clean house puts my mind in a better spot. It reduces my anxiety and helps me feel better. So it will stay clean.
I will fit into those jeans that are too tight on my thighs. Before summer.
I want to get another tattoo. Desperately. If I can find a design I'm happy with, and an artist to make it pretty, I will have another tattoo before the end of the year.
That got a lot longer than I was anticipating. But that's it, I think. My goals for 2012. Happy New Year, everyone!