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Thursday, December 31, 2009

My New Year's Resolutions

Looking back, 2009 was probably one of the worst years of my life. But I suppose it wasn’t all bad. I managed not to get arrested, get knocked up, or lose my job. So to be fair, it wasn’t a major disaster.

I’m hoping that 2010 will be a great year though. I don’t want to sound selfish, but I really feel like I deserve some happiness. I’ve been so unhappy for so long. I want something good to happen. But I know for something good to happen, I have to make some changes.

Here are my New Years Resolutions for 2010:

Lose 20 pounds (Sadly, a lot of you informed me a while back that there was NO magic body fat eraser. So, this means I will be making changes to my diet and establishing an exercise routine, even if it means walking up and down my apartment stairs 100 times a day).

Find happiness in my career (I am no longer happy in my current position. Unfortunately, this means I will have to find a new job or simply quit my job and find another way to supplement my income, such as marrying James Franco or winning the lottery).

Make new friends (but keep the old).

Learn how to put on makeup (seriously).

Clean out my junk (I have boxes and piles of stuff that I need to organize or throw away).

Be a good shopaholic (I will only buy clothes/shoes/accessories/handbags/jewelry that I will wear often and that is a decent bargain)

Practice optimism (Part of becoming happy is pretending you are happy until you really are happy. Not in the disillusioned kind of way, but I want to see the good out of the bad at least. I really need to work on that. I tend to make a tragedy out of something that is simply dismal).

Have shiny, soft hair that bounces when I walk (not sure how the hell that is going to happen, but I will try dammit!)

Gain more confidence (I currently hate myself so I’m always surprised when someone else likes me).

Save up money for cool things (fancy phone, new laptop, car, etc.)

Get my facebook back! (*sobbing*)

Happy New Year! What are your resolutions?


Camille said...

These are some good resolutions! The make-up one is good haha, I'm not too good either, so I might have to steal that one from you! :)
Happy New Year!

xo, C.

Couture Carrie said...

You have lovely hair already, darling! Other than that, your resolutions are sound, especially the one about practicing optimism - I will try to do that too!

Happy New Year!!


Tuesdai said...

I don't make New Year's Resolutions anymore...I just "freestyle" which becomes more adventurous as THAT story unfolds. I'm looking for 2010 to be on heck of a somethin'.

Peace :)

Couture Cookie said...

Great resolutions... and a LOT of them! ;)

Don't put so much pressure on yourself, hun! One thing at a time. Goals are great, and we should all have them, but don't overdo it or it will just be too hard to keep it up! 25 million resolutions for a new year are just stressful in my opinion... that's why I don't bother with them. I will try to follow your example and be more optimistic, though - it's a really good idea!

And for the record, I lost 17 lbs of fat in about 5 weeks when I was much older than you, going from "normal" weight to a pretty low number - and kept it off. It IS possible! Anyone who tells you otherwise is just making excuses for not being able to do it herself.

Hope you're having a wonderful night tonight, and good luck with everything! Happy New Year!


Barry said...

Jen, the great thing is that you have control over all of these. I have complete faith that you can do whatever you set out to if you work at it hard enough. I'll always be here to encourage and support you.

Have an awesome night tonight. Happy New Year!!


Mint Scented Kerrie said...

You can do it! I have faith in you!
Mine is to live more wildy... ... I am so mousey... quiet little mouse. But my main one is to spend excessive amount of time with you like the good ol' twelve hour days!

Mint Scented Kerrie said...

P.S. Two glasses of Martini and Rossi down and I haven't left the house yet! wish me luck! Happy New Year! Be safe. Drink responsibly.

Leah said...

Happy new year Jennifer... wishing you all the best for 2010. This list is doable, you just have to focus. We are all behind you, cheering you on. Go girl... you can do it. Hugs from Manila.

Sandy said...

Hey Jennifer,
I hope you know I totally believe in you and know that you will accomplish those things that mean the most to you. YOU have to want it, whatever it is. But as Barry said, you have control over these things.
I look forward to hearing lots of great things from you this coming year. 2010 will be your year!

Tony said...

Happy New Year Jennifer! Stay positive and keep your goals in focus. Keep positive people and friends in your life. Hope to hear great things in 2010. Please stop by and visit me

The Owl's Closet said...

these are great resolutions, jennifer! i think u already have gorgeous hair!:D hope u get ur fb back, too:) wishing u much love and happiness in 2010! happy new year!

Mina said...

2009 was also my worst year. But 2010 will be better for the both of us! I also want to lose at least 20 pounds, if not more! I hope you accomplish everything on your list! I'm rooting for you! :)

Leia said...

Happy new year darling! I hope you are able to stick to all your resolutions. But I have to say... your hair does look pretty awesome as it is! :)

Imogen said...

Happy New Year. I really hope that 2010 brings you happiness, I believe you deserve it too and I hope you achieve everything you wish for. Your resolutions are a good list and it always helps to have something to work towards. I have numerous things I want to change this year. I want to become more confident, try to enjoy university more and to step outside of my comfort zone. I also want to learn how to apply eyeshadow. My main resolution is probably to spend less money on clothes and shoes because I think I've turned into too much of a shopaholic. I was thinking about posting some resolutions on my blog too.

Jennifer, I want to thank you for your lovely comments this year and your inspiring and truthful blog posts. I have enjoyed my first year of blogging and you have helped me and are a large part of why I have had a positive experience. I feel like I can related to you, we may have some similar things going on and I have many similar thoughts to you. I feel like you are a good friend now.Also I wanted to say thanks for your comment on my last post about Audrey Hepburn. Thats such a beautiful thing to say and I feel very flattered. xxxxx

Nina said...

Jennifer ... you already have beautiful hair ... so take that one out of your list!

I hope 2010 brings you more blessings than you can even handle ... only lovely surprises for an even lovelier person!

Sherin said...

Great Resolutions. Good luck with them all. I think a lot of people have commented that you already have lovely hair and I definitely agree! Your hair is gorgeous!!!
I think I need to be a good shopoholic as well and making new friends is always great.

daisychain said...

I truly hope 2010 is better for you xx

Beau said...

haha thankyou so much! <3
hope you have had a good newyearseve. X

janettaylor said...

Happy New Year!

P.S.: ♥Fresh start of 2010? Oh yeah, don't forget to join the Curious Sparrow giveaway!♥

Good luck!


Some Girl said...

Happy New Year, Jen!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Those are great resolutions, but your hair is already gorgeous! And, you seem very optimistic, to me {you always make me smile and brighten my day}! Don't put so much pressure on yourself, just enjoy life to the fullest! Happy New Year, sweetie. I pray that this year will be your best year, yet!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello Beautiful, I WISH you a Happy New Year because you soooo deserve it. Just know that I'm looking forward to many more witty, intelligent, and beautiful posts from you this year along with so many more that love you too!


Barry said...

Jennifer, thanks SO much for the beautiful words you just left me. I agree with what you said before, it really is amazing how two people who have never met can become such good friends so quickly. You're incredibly sweet, and you've become a part of my life I want to hold onto.

I hope you had a good time last night, and that you'll write about it soon.


Couture Carrie said...

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment :)


Pop Champagne said...

I want to make new friends too, it's hard cuz I moved to a new city after graduation and it's harder to meet people when you work full time. Hehe I want to be a good shopper too, I find myself buying stuff that looks similar to stuff I already have! such bad habit -_- Have a fantastic 2010 hun!

AudreyAllure said...

great resolutions! i plan on adopting a healthy lifestyle as well to keep fit :)

English Rose ♥ said...

Good luck with your resolutions - i hope with all my heart 2010 is an amazing year for you dearest - you deserve it so much

Thanks so much for the lovely comment - sorry for the late reply

Happy New Year Darling!
All the very best for 2010 =]

Stay safe and chic
English Rose x

Missy said...

wow there real good resoltuons! i need to loose the 2 pounds i put on over Christmas :( my best excercise tip is gon on the rower for 15 mins and burn 500 calories! occassionaly (well maybe once) i go on for 30mins and burn 1000 calories!

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Kristin said...

Happy new year lady. I can't believe the FB thing hasn't been resolved yet. Ugh. Best of luck with all your fabulous resolutions!

MJ said...

I feel you about the hair. I don't know how to do it!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Okay so dear I have a totally great exercise that I'm going to try tomorrow. Walking around the mall. I know that may sound silly but walking for at least an hour is at least a mile walking & that's exercise. (I'm trying too so I'll be right here with ya on that.)

I love the first part about not getting arrested. My mom says thank you for not getting arrested all the time. hehe.

I wish you luck girl. You deserve happiness & you deserve so much.

Oh if you find a way to get the hair bouncing PRETTY PLEASE tell me too!!! =) I've tried for like ever.

Good luck hun. Cheers! Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Great resolutions ! I love thee "be a good shopaholic" onE ;)

beckyxoxo said...

Ohh I hope those will come true ! I really need to lose weight too , I gained a lot during the winter holiday lol . And I really hope to find a sweet kind boyfriend ! Haha . Happy new year darling ! <3

Cafe Fashionista said...

Happy, Happy New Year my love!!

My resolution is simply to carpe diem!! :)

Nikosmommy said...

"Be a good shopaholic"..... I like it!!
Awesommmmme resolution list. If only it was all easier to attain! I'm with you on the weight loss's to shrinking our asses in 2010!

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Sophie said...

Happy new year darling. These are brilliant resolutions and I do hope this year brings you happiness. xo

Sophia said...

I love your resolutions! I can relate to many of them. Don't lose faith that you can accomplish them!

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Tom Bailey said...

I loved the third sentence of the bad things that did not happen. Very funny.

You have a great list of resolutions for the year. Putting them out on a blog like this is very powerful.

You can do it!

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

Rachel said...

Good luck keeping all your resolutions! I hope you have the best 2010 you could possibly have! :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Happy New Year Sweet Friend! I love your list and I'm sure you can do it...optimism is the key!

Looking forward to your wonderful post in 2010!

Love and hugs,

yiqin; said...

My resolution is to FINALLY lose weight. At least 10kg!

thesydneygirl said...

happy new year beautiful!

great resolutions! i really think you can do them! it will take some hard work - but you can make it fun! :)

i have a good feeling about this year!


Fashion Chalet said...

Aw, thank you, sweetie =)

I lost 14 lbs last year. In roughly 6 months. The trick? I stopped snacking in between meals (that was my biggest vice) and if I did, it was only fruit, veggies or cereal.. in small quantities... no more pop-tarts for me. Also, it helps to snack on some fresh fruit just before bed and drink loads of water every chance you get, it helps keep you "full" and cleanse your skin at the same time. :)


Fashion Chalet said...

PS: Though, I think you already look perfect! ♥


OceanDreams said...

Great goals for the year, I am sure that you will be able to accomplish them! Losing weight is hard, I agree but if you set your mind to it I am sure everything is possible! I hope you get your Facebook account back too, you deserve that. XO!

Vicki said...

hey my dear!! I too didnt have a great 2009 year, with major health problems hanging over me, althou these problems still arent sorted at least feel on the path to working out a solution so hopefully in a few months ill be better and happy again. my new years resolution is to be happy. :) xo

FIAN said...

wish you all the best for all the resolutions that you 've listed it dear..
good luck for all,,

happy new year 2010,,
check my blog too,, <3

Giovanna ♥ said...

I love this post!
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!!
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Have a lovely day!
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Rachel said...

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pilgrimchick said...

Nice ideas. I'd like to learn how to do my hair nicely--I've given up on the make up at this point.

Savvy Gal said...

wish you the best in 2010. xo

my wonderland said...

I just posted mine too!
good luck

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...


Happy New Year!!! I hope you can meet all of your resolutions.

Optimism is definitely essential to live life Minute by Minute.

By the way, you should be very confident, I like you a lot--don't be surprised :).

I hope you find your dream job this year or soon in the future.

Thank you so much for always coming by Minute by Minute in 2009...I hope to continue to see you in 2010.

Until later...

Buenos deseos,

Bug said...

I need to learn how to put on makeup too! Good luck with your goals, wish you the best in the new year!

Braffkins... said...

Lovely post, Jen. I love your previous post as well, tré cool!


CC said...

"Be a good shopaholic"
Amen to that! ;)

Ela said...

Something about putting our goals in writing always makes them real. I'll be cheering you on all of these...except for the hair because if your hair got any shinier/nicer, I may just start to hate you ;)

JMay said...

LOVE your blog title, too funny :-)

Following lady!


Ess said...

Nice resolutions. Very similar to mine. Apparently I am a known pessimist among my friends and family, so I have to work on optimism as well. And the hair thing is a nice one too. But its more like a dream than a resolution. Good luck with your.

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

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