May 10, 2011

New Year's Resolutions (an update)

As some of you may know, in 2010 I made a New Year's Resolution to learn to make cakes and to blog about it too (if you didn't know that and want to check out my journey, click here). In 2011, I decided to take it to another level and made four New Year's resolutions. But this year, they are all about growing up and living life.

1. Take control of the moolah money situation - Back in December/January, I was spending way more money than I needed to. In order to accomplish this task, I started saving up over half my paychecks each month and putting them in my savings account. It was way easier to do this then, since I lived with my parents. Now that I'm living on my own, I find it harder to save money. To help out, I babysit a few times a week and try to use that money to do "fun" things, like going out to dinner with John, or going grocery shopping.

2. Move out of parent's house - I moved out March 20 (!!) into my own apartment (!!) and am loving it. Although I have zilch money now-a-days, I am so excited and thankful for the experience of living paycheck to paycheck. I know that sounds so silly but I think life is all about taking chances and growing up a little.

3. Get a dog - Well, we know this one is completed! I brought Ella home with me on February 18th, 2011, when she was just 8 weeks old. She was so tiny then - only 2 pounds! Now she is a beast and weighs a whooping 5.75! Hah!

This is Ella on her first night with us. She was so tiny!

4. Maintain weight - In August of 2010 I started Weight Watchers and I LOVE it. I lost 20 pounds and want to make sure I stay under my goal weight. So far, so good but with summer fast approaching, I think I really need to lay off the chocolate-covered pretzels. They are my FAVORITEEEEE....

Okay, this is me in high school. Don't judge. Just thought you might need a visual of the chocolate-covered pretzels. You know, in case you didn't know what I was talking about...?
Luckily, I stopped at four resolutions. But I am pretty happy with how well I've been doing on all of them. What about you? Have you been keeping up with your resolutions too?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"fun things" like grocery shopping. lol. I would have thought this a necessity??

New Years Resolution:
1. Get a job = accomplished! Yay!
2. umm...the end?