Do I have any New Year’s Resolutions? Nothing too terribly significant, more of a few goals: blog more, read more, journal more. In addition to this, I have a 15-20 lb weight loss goal for the wedding, and I also have another goal: Don’t take this wedding thing too far! I can’t be a bridezilla, I can’t regret any of the many pennies we will spend, I want it all to be worth it. I want to have a productive 9 months (that’s right, it is 9months until Kris and I tie the knot).

I have found a few new things that will be a part of my 2012. I LOVE Pinterest, and I am having fun with Instagram. I like sharing my ideas, and I love seeing the cool ideas of others. As I get older, I really like trying new things that move me towards an even more domesticated person. I searched Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate my mantel after removing my holiday decor. I have an urge to prepare as much of my own food as possible (though the constant cycle of dishes is getting a bit old) so I am usually trying cool recipes as often as I used to eat out. I am excited to make as many things in our wedding as possible (bouquets, centerpieces, favors, other decor). I want to garden, really bad! I want to take old stuff, and make it into really cool things I’d never find in a store (or maybe i would, but mine would be cheaper and more meaningful). But in the midst of all of this, I am struggling to figure out what is more fulfilling for me: working hard and moving up, or making a home and a family…for some reason I feel like it will be very challenging to do both but more than likely I will have to do both, whether I want to or not! Kris indulges most of these, which makes me happy.

This brings me to another thought for 2012. I want to make sure that I am satisfied at work, or at the very least, not unhappy. I want to make sure that I do not allow myself to become stuck in my work and do nothing but complain about it. Life is far too short to have a job that makes me feel like my spirit is weaker after an 8 hour day and while this has happened many days in 2011, I hope it goes away in 2012! I work hard, I have something to offer and I, believe it or not, am pretty smart. I am ready for a year of such qualities to be recognized, and this will take some hard work on my part but I am willing to do it!