Friends, I have been looking forward to 2014 for quite a long time. Why, you ask? Because I will finally be turning 30 and I have been looking forward to 30 FOREVER. No, seriously, I'm super excited.
In order to celebrate my 30th year, I've got some goals:
1. Wear only me made things for an entire year. Exceptions: Undergoodies, socks/tights, jewelry, some outdoor things (I haven't made gloves or mittens yet, and I really can't go outside right now without them). Also, there are five RTW items that I can wear: One running skirt, one running top, my big pink coat, my favorite pair of jeans, and the cherry pants I bought from Anthropologie on a whim and they make my butt look incredible. I didn't get to wear those enough last summer and I need to make some tops to go with them :) I've been documenting every day so far, and these chilly temps are sure testing my closet already!
2. No Facebook games. Before I moved to Chicago, I played WoW. I had to quit when I moved to Chicago for financial reasons (or because I like eating and it came down to choosing between the two), and Facebook games like Candy Crush Saga or Ghosts of Mistwood took the place of that and they were free. Nope. No more. I should be more productive with my time - how many sweaters could I knit if I wasn't trying to beat level 165 in CCS for the 180th time? So they've all been deleted and are gone forever.
3. I like to make a financial goal every year, so this year is to ask myself, prior to purchasing anything, what three reasons I have for purchasing that item. These need to be good reasons, not just "I want it." It needs to be "I need this power strip for my sewing machine, sewing lamp, and serger. My old one is on the fritz. I saw it spark and it could set my whole fabric pile on fire." Those are good reasons!
Friends, New Year's Resolutions: Love 'em or leave 'em? Let me know in the comments!
Happy New Year to all of you!
PS. Also, I'll be blogging more. That's a resolution I make every week, but don't we all make that one? :)