14 Resolutions for ’14

Back in 2012, I resolved that 2013 would be an amazing year. And like every fortune cookie I’ve ever cracked open at Panda Express, that resolution came true! I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m a bit of a goal-getter (is that a thing?) and in order to reach goals, you must set goals. In just a few days, 2014 will be upon us, so I have compiled a list of 14 of my own personal resolutions for the new year. Feel free to resolve to follow my list, or come up with some of your own resolutions. Happy New Year!

Alli’s 14 Resolutions for ’14

1. Call my mom more often. Remember her favorite topics include: country music, wiener dogs, and gossiping about dad.

2. Maintain a regular sleep schedule. A sleep deprived Alli is a cranky Alli.

3. Meet new people and remember their names. Or at least give them a cool nickname I can remember them by.

4. Stop hating myself for things I have no control over. Work toward changing the things that I do.

5. Smile at least 5 times a day. Even if it’s a shitty day. Smile to spite that shitty day. Kind of like a ‘fuck you, universe’ smile.

6. Fun memories with friends are just that – memories. The present is loaded with all sorts of potential to be awesome, so stop living in the past.

7. Quit comparing myself to my friends who have better jobs, hot boyfriends, more money, cooler style, or sweet abs. I don’t have any friends with abs.

8. Get friends with abs. Don’t compare myself to them.

9. Drink in moderation. Sobriety is torturous, but so is liver disease. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have to be young and stupid.

10. Write often and share it with others.

11. Roll my eyes less. At my boss, my coworkers, my parents, my friends, my pets, and strangers. Call them idiots instead. That’s far less passive-aggressive.

12. Stop spending money on superfluous things. The evil little debt monster is slowly making his way into my everyday life.

13. Find the strength to forgive those who use the wrong ‘your’ and ‘you’re’.

14. Commit to a positive change, and don’t look back. What’s familiar might feel more safe, but what’s different can be so much more rewarding.

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