|Time to party like it's 1955! (i.e. no pants!)|
Hey, guys! So, I'm working out what next year will bring. Blogging everyday? Maybe. Blogging most days? Perhaps. Blogging occasionally? Probably not. I do best with a strict regime, so probably blogging again everyday. But what will the thesis be? Because, if you will recall, a year ago today I stated:
"As of January 1, 2011, I am going to be responsible and not frivolous."
But then, in the course of 2011, I realized that I can be both responsible and frivolous. Or at least, theoretically. I mean, I was responsible in a few ways (packing my lunch 99% of the time, making my own dish soap, cutting my own bangs... wait, those aren't responsible things, those are thrifty things). OK, so I wasn't really responsible. And I was quite frivolous. But that's just my personality, and such things can't be helped.
|FYI - Mad Men is coming back in 2012!! AT LONG LAST!!!|
So, one of my resolutions is to WATCH EVERY EPISODE.
2012 will be a more realistic goal. Or maybe, a series of realistic goals such as:
- end 2012 with less debt than I currently have
- buy less stuff
- eat more healthfully (e.g. with vegetables and food groups)
- pay off more debt
- have some sort of budget
Basically, everything I had meant to do in 2011, I will try again to do in 2012. The most important one is the first goal though - actually have less debt. This year has been like the debt version of flip-flop dieting: saving a bunch of money, then spending it all, then running out of money, then saving some more, then spending it all again...
Toot toot! It's hard to think about resolutions when I still have to figure out a NYE outfit!
I'm thinking... streamers in my hair? A jaunty chapeau?
OK, here's a goal: in 2012, I want to never again have that anxious feeling at the debit machine, wondering whether or not I have enough money to buy whatever it is I'm buying. And definitely not have to wrangle some sort of "What if I pay $7 in cash, and then $10 from my debit, and then $25 from my credit card... no? OK, I'll put back the hotpants" scenario.
This is known as, I believe, fiscal responsibility. Also, being a grown-up. So I'll see how that goes.