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Resolved to Resolute

8af3463b6882ec19def84e604abcb759I always enjoy celebrating holidays, and I get really into the cheesy traditions that come with them. So it should come as no surprise that I’m having a fun time making resolutions for 2016. I saw on Twitter that a girl wrote out a list of her resolutions and taped it to her wall so that she would be inspired by it all the time. I loved that idea mostly for how organized it sounded and because nothing makes me happier than a nicely composed list. So here’s a lazy list post full of things that I might/maybe/hopefully will change about my life in the coming year.

  1. GET A NEW FULL-TIME JOB! You know, with a company that actually cares about its employees and the work they do where I’m equally happy to be there. I know it’s possible to wake up every day not hating my job, and I’d like to live that life now.
  2. Meditate every day for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Expand my freelancing career.
  4. Pitch (and hopefully end up contributing) to more reputable blogs and websites.
  5. Make more of an effort to do things I want to do while applying for jobs (start attending Spanish classes, go to bike mechanic workshops, etc.).
  6. Get clip-in pedals and shoes for my bike. From there I’ll try not to fall too often, but I don’t know how realistic that is.
  7. Stretch every day (this is ambitious for me, even though it sounds super easy).
  8. Make strides in actually dealing with my anxiety rather than just making excuses for its persistence.
  9. Pay off my ever-increasing credit card debt. UGHHH.
  10. Start writing fiction again, and eventually try submitting my pieces to literary journals—eek!
  11. Do a multi-day bike tour. Canada? Southern bike trip? NYC -> DC?
  12. Make more connections in the writing/blogging world.
  13. Ride another century. I’m looking at you, 2016 TransAlt NYC Century!
  14. Make more of an effort to enjoy New York’s many galleries and museums. Thanks to the NYC ID, this shouldn’t be too hard hopefully!
  15. Start thinking about the possibility of what life could be like if I were to write a novel one day.
  16. Last but not least, cuddle my perfect cat way more.
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Here’s to a Productive 2014!


As stupid as this picture is, sometimes it is exactly how I feel — and I fucking love it.

Maybe it’s because I’m a New Yorker born and raised. Maybe it’s because I’m a self-diagnosed obsessive compulsive. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because I like to feel like I have a purpose. Whatever the reason, I’m always doing some sort of task that I’ve deemed important and necessary in my mind. Always looking for a way to better myself and create the perfect person that I envision.

I think we all have these ideals… well, OBVIOUSLY we do. Everyone loves making to-do lists (why do you think Buzzfeed is so weirdly popular all of a sudden?), and checking off things on them is oh so satisfying. I’m a big fan of lists and organization, and if we add some alphabetization in there then all is truly going to be right in the world. For the moment, that is, until I think of another huge task to accomplish.

With the start of the new year, I’m sure we all have some personal remodeling to do (nicely known as resolutions). In comparison to last year, I genuinely feel like a happier, better person who is on the path to doing what I want. Hopefully 2014 brings me, and you, closer to being perfect — at least for long enough to come up with some “late” resolutions.

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