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What I've Done In 2014

For the past couple of years, instead of making resolutions that I genuinely forget to keep, I've started making "to do lists" for the the year. I'll create goals, whether minuscule or not, and try my best to accomplish as many as I can throughout the year.

  1. Read 35 books (25/35) (It was a valiant effort, though)
  2. Keep straight A’s
  3. Get 8,000 songs on my iPod
  4. Run more often
  5. Try to be more present in people’s lives
  6. Finish my story
  7. Get a pair of Rayban Clubmasters
  8. Run on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk
  9. Bake at least 10 things that I have pinned
  10. Re-do my bedroom at home
  11. Go to opening day for the Indians
  12. Go to Chicago
  13. Take more photos
  14. Reteach myself basic Photoshop and HTML skills
  15. Write every day --- fill up a notebook
  16. Grow a flower and keep it alive all spring and summer (Everything I touch dies...I blame my horrible roommate for locking my poor tulips in the room for an entire long weekend...)
  17. Go a day without my phone and computer
  18. Stop waiting for people to find me interesting, find other people interesting first
  19. Take better care of my blogs (LOL, boy did I ever...)
  20. Stop being afraid to make that first move
  21. Meet Harry Styles 
  22. Get front row at a concert
  23. Learn a new language, other than Spanish
  24. Do a DIY/craft that I have pinned
  25. Save my money for study abroad in 2015!
  26. Get a job other than working for my uncle
  27. Confidence is key!
  28. Apply for internships or at least make a resume
  29. Put my dusty piano skills to good use
  30. Go to the Albright Knox Art Museum
  31. Finish Devil’s Hole
  32. People watch at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a few hours
  33. Start making yoga part of a weekly routine
  34. Try something new
  35. Drink more tea
  36. Figure out the Cleveland bus system
  37. Cut down on Starbucks and try going to Phoenix and Peet’s more
  38. Make Italy 2015 happen (HAH, WHAT? Was this even an option?)
  39. Visit Uncle Tom in Brooklyn
  40. Fix the CD player in my car (this is seriously happening week though)
As you can see, I didn't do everything, but trying to cross everything off isn't necessarily the point. While it's nice and somewhat fulfilling to cross everything off of my lists, it's nice to look back on some of these things I've accomplished. I can't help but feel proud of myself for getting my first "real" job and for going to Chicago and Brooklyn. I became more confident, learned how to bake from scratch, and even applied for internships that I didn't expect to get, but was still excited to apply for anyways. Oh, and I guess "taking better care of my blogs" paid off a bit, yeah? I'm forever grateful for my decision to start regularly/daily blogging!

Stay tuned for my 2015 To Do List! 

What was your favorite thing you've done for yourself this year?


  1. I'm going to come up with one and put it on my blog. Thanks for the idea! :)

    1. I'm happy to hear this! Best of luck with your list & happen new year! :)


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