Wednesday, January 5, 2011

11 in 11…Make a wish for a Rocking New Year!

Once upon a time I wanted to get married on 11/11/11. I thought it would be the coolest day ever to get to married. BUT I doubt that’s going to happen, however I’m completely cool with that. Cj told me the other day that the day he’d want to get married is March 20th. Of course I squinted at him and asked Why? He replied, “Because it’s the First Day of Spring & I thought it would be special day to get married.” Yet another small moment that makes my heart smile.

In reality that day isn’t going to come this year which again I’m TOTALLY Cool about so What am I going to do be doing for next uhh 359 days? What tricks will I have up my sleeve? How about 11 resolutions for the 11th year? Yeah I like that.


1.   Lose 25 pounds & Keep it Off. I’d be happy for 20 pounds.

2. Save some money this year. Now that I have a mortgage this is a MUST!

3. Declutter, throw out, & keep my new condo as CLEAN AS POSSIBLE!

Geez it seems like everybody has those 3 resolutions, so I’m going to make the next few a bit more personal.

4. Set & Complete a small weekly Goal every 2 weeks.

5. Keep a planner the WHOLE YEAR to keep track of paying bills, dates, events, etc. I need to be On-Time with way too much so This is a MUST!

6. Write the first draft of my zombie novel. It will never be anything if it’s just in my head. I have to get it on paper somehow.

7. Make some new friends & let go of the shitty friends. It’s okay not to hold on anymore if they aren’t even meeting you halfway.

8. Go to a Blogger Meet-up! Or meet someone from blogger! I’m looking forward to this one!

9. Travel to more places I’ve never been before!

10. Keep my relationship with CJ fresh & new & growing. He was one of the best parts of 2010 & I want him to be a big part of my 2011.

11. MOST IMPORTANT ONE: Find a New job with Benefits that uses my Degrees.

I think that’s a pretty reasonable list. Nothing to far-fetched like riding an elephant…well that will be something I want to do some day. The only problem with resolutions is straying from them but that’s the best part of the day I find. Those random occurrences you didn’t plan. Like meeting a guy in a bar & falling in love. Meeting Pat Benatar & Molly Ringwald. Accidentally booking a hotel that was smack in the middle of the Transformers 3 filming. Finding my dreams again & learning they can come true. Loving cake decorating & cupcake making. I wonder what’s going to happen unexpectedly this year?!

What did you Unexpectedly do LAST YEAR? =)

Be back later with some New pics of the Condo!!
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Diana Mieczan said...

Those are really great goals to have! I really like the one about keeping things fresh and fun in a relationship. Btw: your CJ is so lovely ...1st day of spring wedding? Such a lovely things to say!
Hugs and kisses, darling

Mo Pie, Please said...

CJ really says the sweetest things to you, I love it! 2010 was such a great year but that certainly doesn't limit 2011 from being even better! I can't wait to see what this year unfolds for me and my husband. So far it hasn't been the best with the sick cat and all but he's on the up and up and we're getting ready to buy a house and move out of Chicago! That's kind of unexpected for us (well for HIM to decide, rather) :)

tess said...

That's quite the list of resolutions! They all seem realistic though, just make sure to keep yourself happy and healthy in the process of accomplishing it all!

The Shanner of Attention said...

My birthday is March 20th and it is a very special day.

I would be honored to share that day with you and CJ. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I love your list! All obtainable. Good luck with everything.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Loving your positivity Melanie!
Spring wedding is always so nice~ not too hot nor cold!! But again love your 11.11.11 at 11.11am I must add, so cool!!!

Full Cup said...

All of your goals are awesome girl! And very doable. I'm borrowing your #8 and adding it to my list. I think it would be so cool to meet up with another blogger. Great idea!


Molly Jane

ps. Come by and visit again soon!:)

Celia said...

I am in LOVE with your number 8 and would love to do the same!

I want to get married on 12.12.12 or 10.11.12 :)since 11.11.11 probably isn't going happen.

I'm so happy for your and CJ, Spring wedding, when everything IS fresh, new, and growing... :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Those are some awesome goals to have. And what a sweet thing for CJ to say! He sounds like such a sweetie.

I don't know if I mentioned it but have you heard of NaNoWriMo? It's National Novel Writing Month and it's in November. You write 50,000 words in 30 days. It's a great way to write a first draft of a novel - in fact, I did it this past November and am now working on editing my novel. Just thought I'd throw it out there for your zombie novel!

chocandcinnamon said...

happy new year, I hope you accomplish all your goals :)

sarah @ design me daily said...

Great goals! I especially like the using a planner idea. I am so bad about keeping up with it! I'm definitely stealing this one :)

koralee said...

Good goals...and I so agee with you it is the unexpected that keeps me knows what will happen this year?

Sending you oodles of blessing for 2011. xoxo

ola appletea said...

best goals!!!! I like the fresh and fun one!!!

Chrissy said...

Great list! Good goals! I like the part about getting rid of shitty friends! Did that a loooong time ago and it was so releiving!!!

Hugs xxx

Amanda said...

That does sound like a good list :)
And that has to be one of the sweetest things I've ever heard of a guy saying. Looks like you've got a great year ahead of you!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Nice resolutions! that's so cute how he said he wants to get married on the first day of spring :)

Kristin said...

You will feel SO much better when you declutter! I've only done my closet so far and I already feel better!

Audrey Allure said...

I'd want to meet a couple of bloggers this year too!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh thats so cute! first day of spring!

muchlove said...

good luck with your resolutions! I was really bad at keeping my resolutions last year, haha..

Jay Amabile said...

those are really solid resolutions Mel. BTW, I rode an elephant when I was a kid! lol.

Emilie said...

those are great goals!! I personally love resolution lists, but maybe also because I know I never keep them haha :p Good luck achieving all of this Melanie!! You really have some inspiring stuff here :)


btd. said...

I'm also trying to lose at least 20 pounds. Good luck on your book and all of your resolutions!

drollgirl said...

excellent goals! they can be achieved!

and cheers to many happy and unexpected things happening this year!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohhh YIKES!! I'm not engaged I just was saying I would have wanted to get married this year, maybe I MIGHT get engaged this year but I'm far from it. Sorry for the confusion guys! =)

Randi said...

Love your have inspired me to create some resolutions of my own! Only a week late :)

Kristen said...

great quote and perfect list. you have this girl! love your blog!



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