Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Resolutions


I always make New Year's Resolutions, even though I think any new day is the perfect day to change for the better. I'm very goal-oriented. Anyway, last year, for example, I actually made a total of 12! I achieved 6, a 50% success rate, which is probably fantastic since I think most people fail at them. Plus I think there were only two that I didn't improve upon at all. Overall, they were lots of little things concerned with taking care of myself- especially in terms of my health and personal finance.

This year, I truly want to focus and ...I want to change my life. Taking these steps in 2011 could lead to new chapters in life in 2012!

So, here they are for 2011:
1. Significantly pay down my credit card debt. (More specific goals and action plans are for me to know.)
2. Find a new job and escape retail.
3. Pack my lunch the night before a workday.
4. Only possess what I love, want and use.
5. Have a fabulous time on my little trip to Italy.

Good luck to everyone with their list!

I also want to announce changes to this blog.

I love the regular series I post and look forward to the ones that others do. ...but I intended to use this blog to write about how I celebrate the little things in life, elevating them to the big things in life, just like a passionate Italian might. I want to get back to that. So I've decided to discontinue "Style Sundays" and "Travel Tuesdays" (sorry!) and only update when I am inspired to do so. After I've thrown a fabulous dinner party maybe... Unfortunately I've fallen into the habit of only updating my blog on series days of Sunday and Tuesday. These days really work out in my current gig in retail, but since I want to change jobs, these may not be the days I usually have off anymore. Of course, I will continue to write about style and travel, favorite subjects of mine.


  1. I like your goals a lot. Numbers 3 and 4, I may adopt. I'm roaming the house as we speak to throw away a few things here and there that I no longer need to keep. I've got a donate pile and a trash pile. It's an ongoing process!

  2. Thank you Stephanie! ...and well, I'm proud of you already then!

    I miss your blog! I hope you have a fabulous and productive year though!