Jan 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions

1. Stick with my running club and yoga: Yesterday morning I set out on a 5 miler with a new running group. Needless to say it kicked my butt, but the girls were so awesome it didn't matter. It did hurt a little bit to get up at seven in the morning, but by ten, I was super happy.  I've also been going to hot yoga every friday afternoon for the past two months.  Now with my class package and new yoga mat (Thanks Mama!) I don't have any more excuses.

2. Stop bringing my computer to bed with me: After I finish my homework and I get ready to go bed, I will bring my computer back to my room "just to finish one more thing". This normally turns into five more things and before I know it it's midnight or later.  It can all wait until the next day. I also need to get better at scheduling my blogposts ahead of time so I'm not stuck at 11:00 without a post.

3. Go to bed earlier: See #2. And I just need to stop being a night owl, so I can start getting up earlier and be more refreshed in the mornings.

4. Read more books: I only read 118 out of the 150 books I set as a goal for this year. I am currently on #119, but I want to give this goal of 150 a retry this year. 

5. Follow the 5 P's: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. This is so true for me in 2012. This spring alone, I have Winter Mission Training for Operation Smile, the SAT, two weeks in Paris, history thesis, weekend of work at camp, AP Exams, Brother's graduation, english credo final, finals, camp and applying for college!

6. Keep my Starbucks visits to once a week: I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks. It's obscene. And it needs to stop.

7. Make a budget and stick to it: I need to learn to manage my money better. Now that I have my not-so-big-girl job of working at Camp, I need to actually be responsible.

8. Take it one day at a time: There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and months, but I have to make the little things count in order for the big things to work.

9. Give and work more for big things outside of school: Some of my big goals for this year are: meet the Republican candidate if he comes close to my city, get published on a website like Back Down South, get published in Southern Living, Matchbook or Garden & Gun, do more work with military families in my area, work on outreach for my school's Happy Club, keep volunteering with Operation Smile and work on some business ventures, both personal and with Ensley, get into college, keep donating blood and last but not least, sell my life story to Nicholas Sparks. I'm only half-kidding.

10. Stop and enjoy the little things; Let go of things that are out of my control

What are your New Years Resolutions?


{The Young Southern Prep}


  1. Cheers to a great year ahead! So many of your resolutions need to be mine.. and I haven't even started mine yet. Oops.. well, that's one way to bring in the year I guess? Happy 2012 and so happy to not only read along, but call you a friend!

  2. #2!!!! I've spent the entire past week falling asleep around 2am. Hulu is the devil & I've been addicted to "Greek" re-runs. Thank goodness they removed the episodes. Happy New Year!

  3. I hear you on the sleep, I developed horrible habits since exams :( Happy New Year!

  4. I really need to work on my Starbuck's addiction too! Happy New Year!

  5. These are great resolutions, Royar! You can catch up on my resolutions on my blog!! Happy New Year! XO

  6. These are great goals to set and they seem like you'll be able to keep them! Happy 2012!


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