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Welcome 2013

2013

Well, another new year is upon us. Another chance for each of us to plan out our new years resolutions and attempt to correct all of our mistakes from 2012. I spend each New Year’s Eve trying to figure out a list of my new years resolutions. This year I decided that I was not going to do this BUT it just wouldn’t be a new year without my resolutions!

RESOLUTION #1 – ORGANIZATION. I have committed myself to utilizing a 2013 Moleskin planner that I purchased from Barnes & Noble. Tracking my work schedule, tracking my bills, tracking fanlistings/blogs, and overall just tracking everything in my life will (hopefully) insure my organization.

Organization has always been tough for me. No real reason why. I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I put things off, I end up losing things, and overall get my dates mixed up. The only time I get a fanlisting on the overdue troubles list is simply because I didn’t document somewhere when it was due. I have found that when I use a planner that things get done and they get done on time!

RESOLUTION #2 – GAIN CONTROL OF FINANCES. I plan to do this by setting a budget and really sticking to this budget. I overspend continuously and spend money that is not necessary.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many half used bottles of foundation I currently have in my bathroom, its crazy! I do believe that I work hard for my money and can enjoy the simple luxuries of spending money on myself. I still plan to do this but in a more cautious manner. So much of my money is wasted on food and eating out when we could easily utilize coupons and grocery store specials to make great meals.

RESOLUTION #3 – GAIN HTML/PHOTOSHOP/WORDPRESS KNOWLEDGE. Learn how to create some of my own wordpress themes. I have friends that make beautifully stunning layouts and there really is no reason why I can’t do the same. This would go hand-in-hand with finances as well.

Nothing is wrong with paying for a beautiful layout. You shall notice the beautiful new layout I am currently using from CRAZY CORDY DESIGNS. But I really need to limit myself and only purchase when necessary. When I buy these layouts it’s important that I use them for a more extended period of time as well.

I truly can think of many more resolutions but I’ve been guilty in the past of having TOO MANY and then not sticking to any of them. If I set 3 and they all go hand-in-hand 2013 really will be a success.

2012 was truly a year of mixed emotions. I lost the most important women in my life towards the beginning. I gained a promotion that i’ve been waiting (and busting my butt) 3 years for. I revamped God Give Me TruthObsession, and A Public Affair. My relationship hit a low point and then yet another peak. I crawled out of debt. I bought my DREAM CAR. I saw a handful of amazing concerts and shows as well as an amazing live WWE RAW SUPERSHOW.

I look back on the year and have some of the greatest memories and some of the worst memories. I’m moving forward into 2013 with high hopes, great resolutions, and much to look forward to. New years blogs are some of my favorites to read so please let me know about your resolutions!

6 thoughts on “Welcome 2013”

  1. Wow, I’ve tried setting a budget too for my weekly expenses last year but by the end of the year I couldn’t hold on to it much – so what I did was just set aside an amount of money instead whenever I earn.

    Cheers for the new year!

  2. I love your layout! Nicely done 🙂

    Happy New Year! I was really looking forward to the New Year! I’m very excited it’s finally here 😉

    I struggle with organization too. However, every time I organize and get rid of the clutter – it comes RIGHT back within hours! It’s ridiculous!

    Enjoy! ♥

  3. Happy new year, Aaron!! I love the new look of your blog!! I am with you on resolution #1 and #2… as for #3 I am actually also still trying new things out. Important thing is to be patient 🙂 Have an awesome day!

  4. Yay! Glad to see the layout up 🙂 Honestly, I haven’t made New Years resolutions in YEARS…. as far as writing them down. I guess I’ve had the same goal each year, and that’s to lose some weight and this last year I finally did! Not as much as hoped for, but that’s why I’m not quitting this year 🙂

    I suck at organizing too, and mainly because I don’t have the space to! My desk is too cluttered with shit we don’t have a place for lol

    It sounds like you had an amazing year and I hope 2013 is just as amazing for you! 😀

  5. Your new years resolutions are very similar to mine. I actually have dedicated a whole blog to it and my progress with mine. You can check it out at 2013.ashleyschackow.com

    I am really trying to get more organized and everything as well. I am already an organized person, but I want to become more organized. I bought a planner as well which I am using to track everything with as well as the calender I have on my Droid. I am super excited.

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