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Obligatory Resolutions 2013

1 Jan

I know. I know, another list of resolutions. You don’t have to read this. If you don’t give a shit, than don’t read. I know I wouldn’t, so no hard feelings.

I’ll preface this by saying; the odds of me starting all of my resolutions are 100%. The odds of me sticking to them are hovering around 10%. I am no different than any of you.

1.    Running- And Sticking to it

I like to consider myself a runner. But like most if not all of my resolutions, I have a hard time sticking to my running regime. I am good usually for like a solid two or three months. I get really intense, and really into it. Speed runs, and intervals twice a week. Long runs, up to 15 miles, on the weekends, and usually a couple lazy, easy runs mixed in there. But something always comes up, distracts me, and gets me off track. And let me just say, once you get off track from a nice running regime its hard to get back on.


My big goal was to run a half marathon this spring. I was training pretty hard through the fall. And then I got distracted. Finals, finishing up undergrad, all became higher priorities. I have a plan to pick it all back up next week, but it is daunting as hell when I’ve been on a running vacation for the past two weeks. Oh well, here’s to half-marathon 2013!

2.    Reading- Like a Book a Week or Something

So, I haven’t fully hashed this one out. But I have already been off to a good start. Not that I can really base anything off this past week. I have been set up on my parent’s couch for the holiday with no responsibilities that has given me plenty of opportunity to read uninterrupted. I have however read three full books this week. Not a bad start if I do say so myself.


I  have also joined three book clubs in New Orleans, hoping that they will keep me motivated to read some good books.




I kind of wished more of these book groups were more female/feminist centered. Or that at least one of them was. Maybe I will start my own, but that feels like a lot of work. So I doubt I will. I can read on my own- maybe.

3.    Eat Less Junk Food

Haha. Hahahaha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I should just take this ridiculous bullshit off right now. My pizza and wine tastes far too good as I am writing this to even consider giving it up.


4.    Staying Informed and Shit

My boyfriend complains that he spends too much time online reading articles. This in turn makes me feel like shit for spending too much time online- not reading articles. Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, etc. These soul sucking social media outlets take up far too much of my time. The internet really is a great place to learn and share information, its such a shame that I squander so much time on relative crap. So for this year I plan to read scholarly articles, subscribe to blogs and news outlets, and just in general keep myself up-to-date and a better-informed feminist. Here’s to hoping…

5.    Write a Blog

Look at me. Ahead of my game! Well, lets just see if I can keep this up.

6.    Figure Out What I am Doing with My Life

I think all of the above-mentioned numbers on this list will ultimately help me figure this one out. I can’t promise that this one will get accomplished, but in my pursuit of this goal I just hope to continue being happy and experiencing life in every possible way that I can.

My life is still relatively early formed. I am young. I entirely expect to live well into my 90’s, if not 100’s. So I am not in any rush to commit to one singular career. And honestly, I think that realizing this one thing has brought me closer to figuring out who I am and what I WANT to do with my life than anything else could have.

I plan on spending this next year exploring, eating, living, smelling, breathing, loving and hating life as much as I can. I have wonderful friends and people I love, and I live in an amazing city. I might not end the year with a career, but I will end it one step closer to knowing myself. That much I am sure of.


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