8 Resolutions You Won't See On This Blog

there are a lot of resolutions and goals to be reading about lately.  such is the nature of the new year.  i love it, personally, because i love seeing what everyone else plans to do - even if i'm not making any resolutions myself.  sure, there's lots of things i plan on doing in 2015.  stop writing 2014 on everything, for one.  but here's some things you definitely won't see me resolving to do this year:

to do anything inherently dangerous.  yes, walking around chicago is inherently dangerous, but i mean those typical thrill seeking adventures.  sky diving, bungee jumping, diving with sharks, shit like that.  i went on the ledge with tara a year ago and even two margaritas in i still almost peed my pants.  it was not a thrill, it was horrifying and i'm still reeling.  so, no thanks.  me and gravity, we have a deal.  it involves feet on the ground.

to run a _____ (5k, 10k, marathon, etc.)  hahaha.  no.  my mom always does these, but i've gotten real good at the 'wait at the finish line, take the photo, hold the lip gloss, pay for the parking' position.  i think i'll keep it.

to become a morning person.  6:30 a.m. is my current limit, and i plan on sticking with it.  i have no desire to wake up earlier and do things that i could just as easily do at 7 or 8 at night.  from the kid who never once got up early on christmas morning, this should be no surprise.

to switch to wordpress.  seems to be the thing to do in the new year.  but i'm holding steadfast to blogger.  i'm lazy, cheap, and i like the simplicity.  plus i already know what i'm doing.  if it ain't broke.

to travel more.  nothing about travel appeals to me.  particularly when it requires leaving the country, because i am the world's worst flyer.  barely nudging out john.  so nope, we're not going anywhere except maybe vegas, because it's not so bad to be that drunk on a plane to vegas.  i'm also slightly pathetically incapable of being separated from my dog.

to save for/buy pretty much anything besides a house.  spending freeze is in effect until september.  no big ticket items on my 'to purchase' list any time soon!  except a new toilet cleaning brush.  but that's a necessity.  and also not a big ticket item.  hashtag baller.

to cut out coffee.  i don't smoke, i've never had pop in my life.  i've never tried any drugs either for that matter.  and i only have 1 cup of black coffee each morning.  leave me to my vice, damnit.  we're happy together.

to take less photos of hawkeye.  the camera loves her.  and you do too.

every single morning.  must be nice.

what about you?  what won't you be doing this year?

39 comments

  1. I am glad to hear that none of these things will be changing anytime soon. :)

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  2. You bring up a really good point about Wordpress that if it's not broken don't break it... ugh! Not sure what to do...

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  3. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this. Im laughing and nodding along with some of these. My coffee and my blog are going nowhere. I keep lying to myself that I'm going to become a morning person and a runner, though.

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  4. Hell yes to holding fast to blogger and my coffee. Why people make resolutions to make their lives worse, I'll never know. happy new year!

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  5. I'm not making resolutions. But I don't drink pop or smoke either! Twinning!

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  6. For me I always feel like the start of fall and back to school is like a new year to start fresh, even though I rarely make resolutions, more like goals throughout the entire year.

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  7. HAHAHAHA! That's awesome. I will never take fewer pictures of my dog (and now the hedgehog), but I do desperately want to travel. I read an article today about a man who traveled to every single country in the world (204ish depending on who you ask and technicalities) WITHOUT using air transportation!! That could totally be you guys! ;)
    Also, holy cow give me a smidge of your spending freeze resolve!! I always intend to be on one, but I just can't help it, and Jake is as bad as I am! Teach me your ways, Obi Wan!

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  8. Heck yeah to all on the list except the wordpress thing....I'm midway through my changeover...wordpress is a very scary and unfamiliar world for this little "blogger" and I'd probably pull out and stay with blogger except that I've spent money and now feel like I have to forge ahead. I agree with you though, if you're happy with blogger stick with it.

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  9. i pretty much have 1 goal for 2015: get as much muay thai in my life as physically possible. it's going to cost me but i love it.

    as for cutting out coffee...who in their right mind would even do that?!

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  10. APPLAUSE. haha YES i love this so so much.

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  11. Do people actually cut coffee out of their life?? WHY?

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  12. I will not be running anywhere, cutting out coffee, switching to wordpress, or sharing a word of the year. I have a lot of words and some of them are curses. The End.

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  13. OHMYGOSH. Just the thought of someone cutting coffee out is disturbing to me. I think my resolution for this year is to INCREASE the coffee intake. Like, hello - how does the world expect me to function?

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  14. haha I feel you on the coffee, like seriously if we have no other bad habits, let us enjoy our coffee! Good luck on your spending fast, I did it once and it was the best thing ever. You start to realize how much money you blow on useless stuff.

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  15. High Five because I am 100% with you on not making any of these resolutions (execept I am already on Wordpress). Most importantly, I can never cut out coffee, and I will continue to take way too many pictures of the fur monsters. Oh and I only run if I am being chased so no way I'd sign up for a race and run for fun.

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  16. I'm with you on most of those. I really do want to try a 5K just so I can say I did and didn't die. I'm a little envious that you've never had pop. I drink waaaaay to much Dr. Pepper. I know I need to cut back, I just can't seem to do it.

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  17. Preach, girl. Blogger and not running forever.

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  18. I find this hilarious as I was sitting here thinking, hmmm run? nope not me. travel? nope saving of house stuff. this? that? the other? nope, none of the above either.

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  19. Blogger forever!!! I've made most of the other resolutions this or past years, but I can totally understand NOT wanting to. I feel a lot of people make resolutions because they feel they should rather than actually wanting to.

    Things that won't be on my list: 1. Volunteering - yes it's great, yes I'm sure it's rewarding, but you know... I'd rather just send them money. 2. Saving money - I'm just gonna be honest here. This isn't enough of a priority for me to make it happen, and I'm comfortable with the amount I'm putting away even if I *should* save more.

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  20. lol my husband SUCKS at the 'wait at the finish line, take the photo, hold the lip gloss, pay for the parking' position. ok he waits but sometimes he disappears and I call him and I'm like EXCUSE ME where are you. he never takes photos and parking is free. boo. anyway.
    i have zero desire to switch to wordpress either - people seem to have way more issues with it!

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  21. Definitely not adding switching to Wordpress or cutting out coffee to my resolutions list, either. I'm totally okay with avoiding those trends and I'm glad I'm not alone!

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  22. Cutting out coffee is so hard!! I've been limiting it but still have it on the weekends and sometimes when absolutely must to stay awake! Hawkeye pics is always a must!

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  23. Haha love this! I don't intend to take less photos of my dog either! I do love to travel even though it nearly kills me to be away from my dog. We left her for the longest time ever over the holidays (8 days) and I know it was harder on me than her. She goes to the same place every time and I know she loves it, but I was still sneaking away all the time to check for facebook updates of her!

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  24. Haha yes to so many of these! I will NOT be running anything unless it’s away from a dangerous person, and I will not be bungee-jumping or doing anything of that sort. I do love to travel, but I HATE flying too. I always think of the worst thing that could happen. I'm also on a tight spending budget this year because I want to buy a house soon!

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  25. I will never cut coffee, chose a word for the year and most likely wont be running anywhere any time soon. I want to like running but I just dont. Not to say I wouldn't try again but I doubt it would last long!

    I switched to wordpress in 2013 because I had a lot of issues with Blogger. I have a free theme though and my husband hosts my site for me...so I dont really have the financial costs of most!

    I just want to curl up with Hawkeye in that picture!

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  26. once again, applaud your honesty! in 2015 i won't be resolving to drink less alcohol. i like alcohol. i'm more fun w/ alcohol. like cogsworth says, if it's not baroque...

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  27. I love Blogger too!! Not changing! I've used WP in the past and it's not all that it's cracked up to be. It was more hassle and headaches, that Blogger is like a dream.

    I'm also on a spending freeze, so kudos to us!

    Yay for coffee!! Can't get enough :)

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  28. hahaha the travel one makes me sad!! I love blogger as well ... and I don't feel to pay for WP. Also coffee - not giving it up!! (We do love Hawkeye)

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  29. Ha! Wait, you've never had pop?! GOOD FOR YOU! People look at my cross-eyed when I say I don't allow my family to drink it and we don't have any in our house.

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  30. No dangerous things for me either. Skydiving, bungee jumping, motorcycles...they've never appealed to me. I'm not sure what else I won't be doing. I know I won't be doing less binge watching. I feel no need to give up TV.

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  31. I absolutely agree with marathon, Wordpress, coffee, and becoming a morning person. Hahahahaha to all of those. I still don't have any major complaints with Blogger.

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  32. I don't understand why everyone is wanting to go to Wordpress I don't even know how to operate it?
    I am thinking about skydiving for my 30th...who knows...
    And you've never had pop? That's impressive.

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  33. Yes! With you on almost all of them. Blogger for the win!! Also, coffee is awesome and running just seems like a lot of work. Travel, though... I love travelling by train. Even if for lil ol me in Canada that means tragically modern VIA rail and having to fly somewhere that has a train station...

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  34. These are great 2015 resolutions that you would NOT include on your New Year's resolution list. I definitely agree to most part. I would just love to include travelling more on my list. I did not travel at all in 2014, and would love to start doing that again this year. I really loved your post! Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to more of your posts this coming year.

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  35. Lol agreed on all counts - I have no interest in traveling, running, waking up earlier than I already do (5-ish am), to do anything remotely dangerous/risky or to stop drinking coffee. I'm already in WordPress but I don't all the work. :) Your blog wasn't in my Feedly and I'm not sure if I accidentally deleted it as the month of December was a blur of exhaustion and hibernation. Lol. Your blog is now back in there - I feel lost without Feedly! Have a great weekend Stephanie! -Iva

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  36. I love these goals. I need to give up pop. It's like my coffee in the morning.

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  37. I hear ya on the Wordpress thing. I'm still amazed at how many people swear it's the way forward. I never liked the idea of being nickel and dimed for every little service or add on. I loved Blogger all the way to the end...the end being my discovery of Squarespace. Which I love even more than Blogger.

    Hope your New Year is off to a good start!

    V
    Life+1

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