2011 Goals

As I said before, I don’t typically make New Years Resolutions. But that’s just because I’m superstitious about it. It almost makes me feel like I’m jinxing my goals if I make them at New Year’s. But what the heck. I’m going to give it a go this year and see what happens.

Without further ado, I present:

Kim’s 2011 New Year’s Resolutions

1. Complete the rest of the credit’s for my bachelor’s minus my senior seminar which I’ll save for January of 2012.

2. Read five new books of my choice. I know this doesn’t sound like much, but it’s hard to get any pleasure reading in when you’re a full time student. (One of my classes this semester has six required texts-yikes!)

3. Finish my spreadsheet and research on my chosen grad schools and narrow it down to the top three choices.

4. Finish the new Master bedroom and get everything moved in there. This includes coming up with a functional and organized closet plan that works for Andy and I (and our shoes.)

5. Put together a comfortable guest room so I can finally feel at ease having friends and family stay overnight.

6. Maintain the budget plan that I have followed this year but be better at reconciling it weekly.

7. Clean and organize the basement and all the accumulating random stuff that is just laying around down there.

8. Set up a weekly schedule for homework and study and stick to it. No more procrastinating.

9. Walk/take Ash to the park twice per week at a minimum. Boy do I get lazy.

10. Double emergency fund. I dipped in to this for Christmas so I’d like to get it back to where I had it as well as double it by the end of the year.

11. Pay off GL student loan. I’m close on this one so hopefully I’ll even be able to get cracking on the other student loan I have. I got a small scholarship for this semester so that should help a bit.

12. Remove my makeup and wash my face before bed every night. I don’t know why this is so hard for me to do, especially because I wake up feeling so much better and refreshed when I take the time for it.

13. Try one new recipe per month. I wish I could do more, but it’s hard finding the time or energy to really cook during the week.

14. Continue my dance lessons and work out on my own one additional night per week.

15. Do one thing off my projects list every weekend.

16. Complete the wedding plans and then enjoy the fruits of my labor!!

So that’s it. What is your number 1 goal for 2011?

xoxo-Kimberly

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2011 Goals

As I said before, I don’t typically make New Years Resolutions. But that’s just because I’m superstitious about it. It almost makes me feel like I’m jinxing my goals if I make them at New Year’s. But what the heck. I’m going to give it a go this year and see what happens.

Without further ado, I present:

Kim’s 2011 New Year’s Resolutions


1. Complete the rest of the credit’s for my bachelor’s minus my senior seminar which I’ll save for January of 2012.

2. Read five new books of my choice. I know this doesn’t sound like much, but it’s hard to get any pleasure reading in when you’re a full time student. (One of my classes this semester has six required texts-yikes!)

3. Finish my spreadsheet and research on my chosen grad schools and narrow it down to the top three choices.

4. Finish the new Master bedroom and get everything moved in there. This includes coming up with a functional and organized closet plan that works for Andy and I (and our shoes.)

5. Put together a comfortable guest room so I can finally feel at ease having friends and family stay overnight.

6. Maintain the budget plan that I have followed this year but be better at reconciling it weekly.

7. Clean and organize the basement and all the accumulating random stuff that is just laying around down there.

8. Set up a weekly schedule for homework and study and stick to it. No more procrastinating.

9. Walk/take Ash to the park twice per week at a minimum. Boy do I get lazy.

10. Double emergency fund. I dipped in to this for Christmas so I’d like to get it back to where I had it as well as double it by the end of the year.

11. Pay off GL student loan. I’m close on this one so hopefully I’ll even be able to get cracking on the other student loan I have. I got a small scholarship for this semester so that should help a bit.

12. Remove my makeup and wash my face before bed every night. I don’t know why this is so hard for me to do, especially because I wake up feeling so much better and refreshed when I take the time for it.

13. Try one new recipe per month. I wish I could do more, but it’s hard finding the time or energy to really cook during the week.

14. Continue my dance lessons and work out on my own one additional night per week.

15. Do one thing off my projects list every weekend.

16. Complete the wedding plans and then enjoy the fruits of my labor!!

So that’s it. What is your number 1 goal for 2011?

xoxo-Kimberly

2010 in questions

Recap from Kim at PCL.

I have to say that 2010 was a pretty good year for me. I thought I’d participate in this little recap survey to sum it all up.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Went to Washington DC and did all the touristy things. Love, loved it. I want to go again.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I actually don’t make any New Year’s resolutions. You’d think it’d be the perfect excuse for this list/goal/accomplishment obsessed girl to have some fun but it’s just something I don’t do.

3. What countries did you visit?

America. Let’s hope the honeymoon will bring something a little more exciting next year.

4. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

I’d like to have an organized basement. A nice office and guest room. A gray couch & armchair. A kitchen floor. A new master bedroom. Peonies in the yard. A new front door and dark shutters instead of white.

5. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory?

May 16.

6. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Get my new job in special collections and getting my associates degree.

7. What was your biggest failure?

B- in History of England. Ugh.

8. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Bruised up my arm in a car accident.

9. What was the best thing you bought?

My wedding dress. Can’t wait to wear it.

10. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Lindsey’s

11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Genny’s and a couple other people.

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Planning a wedding, getting my new job, being so close to graduating, finishing my first crossword without any help from Andy.

13. What song will always remind you of 2010?

I can’t think of one particular song but I’ve been listening to a lot of dance music these days. It seems that last year it was all about dreamy stuff from Sia and Bon Iver.

14. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

I’ve gotten progressively happier over the last five years as things start moving in the right direction, so I’d say I feel happier this year.

15. What do you wish you’d done more of?

I wish I had gone to the gym more. I wish I had read more. I wish I had gone camping more.

16. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Homework. Although, I didn’t really have a choice on that one.

17. How will you be spending Christmas?

It’s over but we spent it with family.

18. Did you fall in love in 2010?

No.

19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Nope. Still hate the same people I hated last year. ;)

20. What was the best book you read?

Can’t pick just one. The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

21. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Kinda fell in love with Michael Grimm’s sound and got hooked on Glee.

22. What did you want and get?

I wanted Andy to ask me to marry him.

23. What did you want and not get?

The house remodels to be complete. The honeymoon to be booked. The truck to be sold. New couch and chair.

24. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I was 29 on March 1. It was kind of a let down. I’m hoping that this year will be much better.

25. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If I had graduated, moved out of state and been accepted to grad school.

26. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Evolving. I’ve spent much of the year wishing I could wear my heels again and being sad that it’s not really practical to wear heels while walking around campus. I gave in to the skinny jean craze and was surprised to find that I love them. I’ve let my hair grow longer than it’s ever been. I bought my first pair of Toms.

27. What kept you sane?

Andrew’s patience, cuddles from the animals, Miss H, books, music, blogging.

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

None.

29. Who was the best new person you met?

The girls I work with in the library.

xoxo-Kimberly

2010 in questions

Recap from Kim at PCL.

I have to say that 2010 was a pretty good year for me. I thought I’d participate in this little recap survey to sum it all up.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Went to Washington DC and did all the touristy things. Love, loved it. I want to go again.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I actually don’t make any New Year’s resolutions. You’d think it’d be the perfect excuse for this list/goal/accomplishment obsessed girl to have some fun but it’s just something I don’t do.

3. What countries did you visit?

America. Let’s hope the honeymoon will bring something a little more exciting next year.

4. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

I’d like to have an organized basement. A nice office and guest room. A gray couch & armchair. A kitchen floor. A new master bedroom. Peonies in the yard. A new front door and dark shutters instead of white.

5. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory?

May 16.

6. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Get my new job in special collections and getting my associates degree.

7. What was your biggest failure?

B- in History of England. Ugh.

8. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Bruised up my arm in a car accident.

9. What was the best thing you bought?

My wedding dress. Can’t wait to wear it.

10. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Lindsey’s

11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Genny’s and a couple other people.

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Planning a wedding, getting my new job, being so close to graduating, finishing my first crossword without any help from Andy.

13. What song will always remind you of 2010?

I can’t think of one particular song but I’ve been listening to a lot of dance music these days. It seems that last year it was all about dreamy stuff from Sia and Bon Iver.

14. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

I’ve gotten progressively happier over the last five years as things start moving in the right direction, so I’d say I feel happier this year.

15. What do you wish you’d done more of?

I wish I had gone to the gym more. I wish I had read more. I wish I had gone camping more.

16. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Homework. Although, I didn’t really have a choice on that one.

17. How will you be spending Christmas?

It’s over but we spent it with family.

18. Did you fall in love in 2010?

No.

19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Nope. Still hate the same people I hated last year. ;)

20. What was the best book you read?

Can’t pick just one. The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

21. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Kinda fell in love with Michael Grimm’s sound and got hooked on Glee.

22. What did you want and get?

I wanted Andy to ask me to marry him.

23. What did you want and not get?

The house remodels to be complete. The honeymoon to be booked. The truck to be sold. New couch and chair.

24. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I was 29 on March 1. It was kind of a let down. I’m hoping that this year will be much better.

25. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If I had graduated, moved out of state and been accepted to grad school.

26. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Evolving. I’ve spent much of the year wishing I could wear my heels again and being sad that it’s not really practical to wear heels while walking around campus. I gave in to the skinny jean craze and was surprised to find that I love them. I’ve let my hair grow longer than it’s ever been. I bought my first pair of Toms.

27. What kept you sane?

Andrew’s patience, cuddles from the animals, Miss H, books, music, blogging.

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

None.

29. Who was the best new person you met?

The girls I work with in the library.

xoxo-Kimberly

dull

Winter is just not my thing. It depresses me to see everything so gray and dead. I miss the vibrant colors of summer. Every year the cold weather does a number on my emotions.

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marie claire

I can barely stand it. I need to get back to being busy so I can have something to distract me. The last few days at home have found me staring sadly out the window wishing for bike riding weather.

xoxo-Kimberly

dull

Winter is just not my thing. It depresses me to see everything so gray and dead. I miss the vibrant colors of summer. Every year the cold weather does a number on my emotions.

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linen and lavendar

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linen and lavender

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linen and lavender

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marie claire

I can barely stand it. I need to get back to being busy so I can have something to distract me. The last few days at home have found me staring sadly out the window wishing for bike riding weather.

xoxo-Kimberly