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Out With The Old, In With The New

December 31, 2011

By:

Erin Schrader

Resolutions.
Oh how I love thee.
I am totally one of those people who eats up the whole
 “Fresh start-Clean slate-Time to start new” biz.
There is something refreshing about a new year.
It is a time to concentrate and focus on all the things you should already be doing
{but aren’t} that will create a better you.
Or in my case, a better me.
Do I think it is kinda crazy to “wait” until a new year to start practicing good habits?
Yes.
But do I use the excuse of January 1st being just around the corner during the whole month of November and December to procrastinate starting something I should already be doing?
Duh.
Anyhow, I took a solid five minutes and compiled this list the other day.
2012, I hope you’re ready for me.
1. Read the entire Bible with the help of this little tool:
I started 2011 with the same goal and somewhere around March started slacking off.
Lord, if you are listening-please grant me the discipline to actually complete all 12 months, not three.
Or two and a half.
Amen.
2. Drink More Water
And by more water, I mean drink primarily only water.
Yes, I will still have my coffee or tea in the morning.
But no more caffeine after 12 pm.
Insomnia, you can kiss your sweet self goodbye.

3. Limit meat intake to two times per week.
Why?
Because every time I see a person who looks amazing {or hear somebody say they feel amazing},
 I google their name and it comes back
“Vegetarian”
Now hear me out, this is going to be hard.
We’re talkin’ real hard.
I love myself some meat.

4. Create an amazing space for my office.
I want a room where I feel inspired.
A room that I feel is all mine.
I’m thinkin’ a little somethin’ with this set-up:

 and these colors:

5. Host a “Second Annual” Clothes Drive.

6. Become more of an Organized Blogger.
Right now I have no rhyme or reason to my madness.
And it drives me absolutely nuts.
I want to schedule posts in advance, have one spot where I have all my sponsors information, etc.
Thankfully, I have this baby on the way to help me do just that:

7. Move my booty
30 Minutes.
5 days a week.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

8. Become more “Un-plugged”
I don’t think y’all understand how addicted to technology I really am.
It’s pretty much disgusting.
I am not sure of how I attempt to do this, but I’m going to assume a good start would be to stop spending four hours straight every evening on my Ipad.

9. Learn more about photography.
For a long time now, I’ve enjoyed taking pictures, but have never taken the time to “learn” about  photography.
Aperture, Shutter Speed, Blah Blah Blah..we’re about to become good friends.

10. Be Intentional With Money.
I more so mean, be intentional with giving money to those who need it.
I would love to see my husband and I give on a monthly basis to different people who could use it.

11. Think about babies.
Please note: This does not say “Have” Babies.
Just simply start thinking about them.
This homegirl isn’t gettin’ any younger ya heard?

 And because I want to have at least one resolution I know I can stick with–
12. Take more baths, Get More Massages, and Buy an Iphone 4s.

Cheers to 2012.

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