Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!

The obligatory new year post! I'm normally not a big fan of new year's resolutions - if you want to change your life, just do it, don't wait for the calendar to turn over. Sometimes, though, the holiday gluttony starts getting to me and I just can't help but plan to make changes in the new year, and that is definitely the case this year. In a lot ways I am looking to the holiday craziness finally dying down and having a chance to relax and take control of some things I just haven't gotten around to. THUS! My resolutions:
  1. Take better care of myself. It's definitely time to get back into a workout routine (some combination of cardio dance classes at work, ballet in the evenings, and weights with my friend Erik). Beyond that, I'm going to try to add a few steps to my beauty routine - I got a head start last night with an at-home spa night. At the ripe old age of 24, it's time to start taking good care of myself, before nasty things like aging set in.
  2. Get a dog. At the moment, I'm not really in a position to take good care of a dog, between my cozy but cluttered house and 3-hour round trip commute 5 days a week. I'm thinking of making some changes by the end of the year, though, and I would love to get a cute lil puppy as soon as it's more practical. I've wanted one since I moved out to California, and at some point I just have to make it happen!
  3. Become a better chef. I'm confident in my recipe-following abilities, but I want to work on making up new and exciting things - maybe even turn them into my own recipes. This means lots of practice and taking chances, and probably some good old recipe following, too (instead of going to my old boring stand-bys over and over).
  4. Revamp my possessions. Between my wardrobe and my furnishings, sometimes I still feel like I'm a college student. I have the means to surround myself with more "grown up" things now. It's time I do some more of that and learn to part with the things I no longer need. (I can be a bit of a hoarder.)
Think that's it for now. My dear readers (whoever you are): Are you making resolutions this year? What do you plan on doing in 2011?

Happy New Year!


  1. You know, our goals are almost identical save for the "get a dog" part! I'd probably replace that with "be more social" and spend more time with friends in person rather than online all the time!

    happy new year! hope you had a fun evening! looking forward to all of your cooking adventures! :)

  2. I kind of want a dog just like Penny :) (although I do like big dogs, too, if I have room.) Happy new year, Jenn! Should be an exciting one for you!!

  3. you can't have penny but there are a ton of dogs around like her! i see them on the street all the time. i'm sure you can steal one of those! :P

  4. great list! I have to say...I have the same list, plus "save more money". We're allowed to bring dogs to work so my landlady is all for me getting a dog! I really want a shiba inu...but they're sort of expensive and that goes against my "save more" resolution haha

  5. Do it, do it, get a dog!! I should save more money too (I've been on like a 6 month spending spree) but that didn't make the cut, haha.