31 December 2008

What's next...

So, I have decided to deviate a bit from the typical fashion stuff... I really do miss writing about my daily life and stuff, so this entry will be more centered around things unrelated to fashion.

2008 Resolutions
1. Particularly a goal to be achieved preferably before Senior year even starts... find my real passion and figure out how college is going to work.
2. Connected to before, figure out a career, or at least have something in mind.
3. Work to achieve a significantly better posture.
4. Work to achieve good singing technique.
5. Learn to become more positive.
6. Exercise at least 5-6 times a week.
7. Drink a LOT more water, and less juice and soda.
8. Try to gain a little more weight, preferably more muscle!
9. Become less materialistic.
10. Get a job. (Either now or in the summer.)
11. Cut down swearing to a bare minimum.
12. Get my license.
13. Get a car.
14. Read more.
15. Make/excel at first bass.
16. Make Drum Major.
17. Ride Thunder Mountain in Disneyland at least 8 times in one day (surpassing last year's record by 3 times).
18. Drink milk everyday! (Kind of growing on me now. Haha. Growing.)
19. Grow my hair out ridiculously long and not cut it at all (unless it's subtle layers) to get my dream haircut/style.
20. Pursue dancing. :)

So I only managed to accomplish a grand total of 7 resolutions, out of the barking mad amount of 20. As I look back, I was being a little... far-fetched, I don't know. Just seems a lot to ask of myself, since a lot of the methods seemed to be OKAY, I'm immediately going to change. Once the year changes, I'M going to change. And I have now realized (took me long enough...) that that's pretty absurd.

Some of them were partially fulfilled, like the posture (my back is now much straighter when I walk, but not really when I sit), and my hair WAS ridiculously long (before I decided to chop off about a foot over Thanksgiving break), and some others.

However, it's pretty hilarious to see how different I was only a year ago. Even though I always feel like I am in a stagnant niche, I never seem to be the same person a day, a month, a year later. And I am grateful for that.

So I am going to make some new resolutions, but a bit more practical and healthy for myself.

1. Have more confidence in myself.
So many years I have lived looking down on myself and though I do not expect an immediate self-esteem boost, I plan to work on looking at myself in a better light.

2. Make it a point to work out and stay in shape.
We all tell ourselves that we'll work out and get active and whatnot, but most of us never do. I think I'll start by exercising at least once a week and then every few days then every other day, and so on...

3. Learn to appreciate/not take for granted those dear to me.
Hm, this is pretty straightforward to me, I think.

4. Aim for being less materialistic/shopping-obsessed.
I have a nasty habit of shopping excessively, and I really need to learn how to be fiscally responsible...

5. Maintain a balance between schoolwork and leisure time.
Senioritis is slowly kicking me in the butt. But I shall conquer!

What are some of YOUR resolutions for 2009?
Do you believe in making resolutions?

Another bit: I am also imposing on myself a full-on (clothing) shopping embargo. I have limited my checking account to only ten dollars, and I was initially planning on a month, but let's just see how far I can go! I started this a couple weeks ago but I had a relapse (I tried to justify this by trying to convince myself that I needed these basics [plain tanks, thermals, t-shirts]).

So, here is to a new year, and I sincerely hope for the best for everyone, especially you readers :)

P.S. I am torn about this... should I keep this dress? It's actually more navy irl, it just ended up looking green-y when I tried to fix the color balance. Anyhow, I'm thinking maybe I should save my $$ for the AA u-neck dress...

P.P.S. Stylish, you happy? :P


  1. That's nice that you were able to accomplish 7 of those resolutions! And don't worry you're not the only one without a driver's license or car... I'm 18 and still don't have those. I'm sure you can accomplish all of the resolutions you made for this year! I listed some of my resolutions at my blog, if you want to see mine.

    And about the dress I like it, so I think you should keep it!

  2. Great resolutions you have. Happy New Year!

  3. Wow. I love your resolutions. Im definitely agreeing with you that I dont drink enough water.

    Im also writing in a journal on a daily basis, which was a resolution for me.

    KEEP the dress! its lovely. and it looks like it could also double as a skirt too.

    SAVE for the uneck dress. its freakin amazing.


  4. longggg list! i dont like new years resolutions, because im a flake! ahah so badddddd...good girl though!


  5. those words delight me to wish you a wonderful New Year Celebrations.

  6. I love NYRs, it was so fun reading yours baby. My resolutions include a long long long list of wants so I pretty sure it has mutated into a wishlist >_>

    ♥, China L.

  7. Yeah, I think the U-Neck might be a better option..... urgh.... your resolutions are so organised...mine are sort of harder to describe/pin down.... I'll just 'know' whether I've achieved it by 2010....


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