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resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year, dears! I hope you all had a little bit of bubbly and lot of fun last night to ring in 2014. I have a good feeling about this year. It will be my second year since graduating college, my third year dating Dago, my third year at the agency where I work, and my third year blogging. A lot changed in 2013, and I can’t even predict what changes I’ll come into this year. What I can do is give myself some resolutions to work toward this year to help make it a great one.

Crafting // Near the end of 2013, I cautiously began to craft. I glued gems to a sweatshirt and called it a DIY. I painted something to hang in our living room. I even embroidered a Christmas ornament for Dago to hang on our tree. And you know what? I liked it! I chose projects that focused on busying my fingers from the keyboard of my phone and computer, and that got my eyes away from a screen. Now that I’m working 40 hours a week at a desk with three screens, I want to make a point to spend as much time away from technology as possible. Realistically, I’m on my computer and phone even when I’m not working, so I want to add a hobby or two that don’t require a screen to help me disconnect while doing something productive. I want to paint and cross-stitch til my heart’s content, and maybe explore some other forms of crafting that make me feel warm and fuzzy.
Writing // I mentioned a few months back that I’ve started seriously thinking about the book I want to write. Since I’m in a more stable place with work and my blog, I finally have space to sort out what I’d like to write about and how I want it to look. Sometimes I’m falling asleep and I start making lists of the stories I want to tell, and it’s fun to come up with different directions for a book to go. This year, I want to make some progress on writing, aside from my blog, in the form of effort towards a book.
Saving // Now that I have a full-time job with a salary, it’s about time I start putting money away! Unfortunately, this may or may not be possible after I start making my third set of loan payments in April, but until then, I want to do my best to put money aside. I haven’t had a savings since I had loan money when I was in college that I used for rent, so I’m really excited to have my very own savings account of money that I earned and saved.

Hopefully I do a better job with my resolutions this year than I did last year. What are you resolving to do in 2014?

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