I didn't do a great job keeping to my 2005 resolutions, but if at first you don't succeed...
I considered giving up resolution lists, but I'm a Virgo...we love lists. So rather than give it up, I've decided to make more realistic resolutions this year. So now, without further adu, here is my list:
- Spend less money on books and lattes and more money on facials and manicures. I love my books too much to stop buying them, but I will utilize the public library more often, and only buy the ones I'd most likely re-read. And I have to start making my own coffee in the mornings to justify the swanky Starbucks thermos I bought a few months ago. And what girl doesn't benefit from regular facials and manicures? I'm too tick'lish for pedicures.
- Wear skirts and dresses at times other than when I'm a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. I have cute legs, I don't know why I don't show them more often.
- Improve my guitar skills. Ever on my list. I'm self-taught so far. This year I will take classes.
- See more movies while they're in the theater.
- Read more non-fiction.
- Wear my heels. My closet is full of high heel shoes that I wear rarely or only on special occassions. I'm 6'1" with no shoes on. What's an extra couple of inches?
- Use up all cosmetics products before purchasing new ones. I have like twenty bottles of half-used lotions, hair conditioners, mascaras, shampoos, etc. All that equals money down the drain and that's not cute.
- Go to church more often. Last, but not least. I can prob'ly count on one hand the number of times I went to church on a Sunday in 2005. Going to church on the regular has been a real struggle for me becasue I've never been into the whole Simon Says thing that goes on in a lot of Black churches: "Raise your hands!" "Shout Glory!" "Turn to your neighbor. Say Neighbor..." I feel awkward sometimes like I'm the only person not following instructions. Sometimes I wish I could just be Catholic.