♥ Save money.
♥ Lose weight (this includes exercise more, eat healthier, less soda, etc.)
♥ Publish at least one story and submit more to be published.
♥ Get a better grasp on keeping our apartment clean.
♥ Be a better friend and make more of an effort to get out and see people/places/things.
♥ Write more letters to friends and family.
♥ Take a burlesque class!
♥ Stand up for myself more and work on being a little less of a pushover.
♥ Become more informed and active in my beliefs.
♥ Try new foods and cook more.
♥ Read more and keep better track of the books I read.
♥ Meditate and work on harnessing my attitude/occasional anger.
♥ Write more.
♥ Continue being the best girlfriend I can be to Christopher.
I’m sure there are more, but basically: i would just like to see more improvement in myself :)
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—
a kindle (which I am so torn about, you have no idea)
corpse bride DVD
a hand mixer
cookie sheets & cake pans
a cupcake scented thing?
just dance 3
money to get a dresser (!!!!! this i am most excited about. i can’t wait to start organizing our room and making it more cozy)
And from Chris, he ordered me a record player and Abbey Road on vinyl, which I am also really excited about. It will be placed upon my dresser with my cupcake scented thing and I will spend hours in there.
I am so grateful for everything that I received. I think though, that the BEST gift this year, was being able to come home, spend time with my family, and my dad has stayed true to his word and is staying away from alcohol. Last year, his drinking caused a lot of problems for us, and this year I asked him to please, please, please stay away from the beer for the holidays. And he has. I love it.
“My advice is to do what you can this second. Big plans that rely on other people, new equipment, long periods of time… they’re no good. What can you do right now? Delve under the anxieties until you get to a place that’s mysterious enough.”—Miranda July, interviewed by the Guardian (via jackrusher)