Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Goals

Okay, so as cheesy as it is, I want to share my list of 2011 goals with you all. Of course, some of them are typical goals, while others are a tad ambitious but I hope to accomplish them anyway :) So, without further delay, here are my goals for 2011:

1. Lose weight. I went to the doctor last week and weighed in at 207 lbs. I am used to being 180 lbs at the most. I was so shocked and surprised, I about cried inside. I've noticed I get short of breath easily and that my body just feels lazy and tired. So, I have decided to kick start my alternative eating now. Okay, so I've had pizza and chicken already, but I didn't say it was going to be easy for me. I am hoping to start it at the beginning of the semester of class (January 10). I will do updates weekly on my success, maybe even make a separate blog for it as well :) It's not going to be easy at all, but I figure if I log it all online, then I have no choice but to stick with it.

2. Shop less. I know a bunch of my fashionista blogger friends probably dropped their jaws when I typed this. I am a shopaholic, it's really sad. I will buy it just cause it's on sale and have no idea what to wear with it. Or I get pieces I can only make one outfit from. So, I have decided to stop my shopping. It goes along with the another goal, but by budgeting my money, I will only allow myself a limited amount of money to shop per shopping trip. I will also be making a list that will appear on the side bar of items that I hope to covet. That way, when I am shopping, I can think of that list instead of buying things just because. I already have a ton of clothes so really I am into getting more accessories. But I will save that for my Fashion Goals post I will do soon.

3. Spend less time online. Again, you guys probably gasped or maybe not lol. I really spend too much time on my computer. I know for schoolwork it's essential, as well as for my styling research. But I really need to get back in touch with who I am and do other things. So, I will be updating my blog everyday if possible. However, aside from updating my blog, Chictopia, my future online shop, and sharing my posts on Facebook, I will be online as much. Plus, my daughter is getting upset because I blog too much :( So I have to do what's best for her and myself.

4. Get my driver's license. So, you guys probably don't remember, but this was last year's goal too lol. I actually had my driver's test scheduled but my mom crashed the car into the house :( So, not only did we have to get the house repaired, but she terrified my from driving. Well, I have scheduled some time to practice again. I can drive, but it's just remember the rules of the road and working on controlling how fast I go. So hopefully, I can end 2011 with my license :)

5. Maintain at least a 3.0 in school. Okay, so as you guys know, I ended my fall semester with 2 As and 2 Bs. Well, currently, my GPA is a 3.65. However, I really want to graduate with at least a 3.3 GPA. I know what I need to do to maintain it and I am ready for this spring semester. I will also be taking classes over the summer, which is going to be interesting.

6. Be more responsible with my money. Yes, we are still in a financial crisis. So, with prices for gas rising, it is harder for my mom to fill her tank up during the week. I am ashamed to say that even though I can help out and tank care of my daughter, I didn't spend all of my money wisely. So, this year, I am putting myself on a strict budget. If all goes accordingly, I can actually have a nice amount of money at the end of the year. I will no longer be dipping into my savings account either. I need to save so I can be sure that in case of an emergency, I won't be completely broke. So money management, here I come.

7. Work on my anger and strengthening my relationships with my friends and family. I let my anger get the best of me quite often. I don't know exactly why I am angry or sad so much, well no that's a lie. I just don't want to get too into the sad stuff today. I plan on working on being happy again. No more fake smiles, no more pretending everything is cool. I want everything to be cool. I want to smile genuinely. So, that's what I plan to do. I won't let the world and everyone in it make me sad again. I am going to control my happiness :)

8. Get a job! I am so sick of not having a job, it adds to the depression that causes my anger. I hate relying on financial aid or my mom to help support myself and my daughter. Her father does nothing for her, so I end up having to be the mom and dad, and children are expensive. So, I apply for jobs everyday and I recently had an interview so we will see how that goes. I just want to find financial stability on my own terms.

9. Continue wearing and loving my locs. I call them locs instead of dreadlocks because my original hair stylist told me a story about the word. I will actually do that post as a post for Black History Month :) But back to the subject of my hair. I have had my locs and been going natural since 2008. I went through the "ugly" stage and have know grown into the "I wanna dye my hair" stage. I am determined to dye my hair. I want deep burgundy hair that way I can still wear red lol. But then again, I kind of want a dark brown shade. I know I will have to bleach my hair but I really want a change to my look.

10. Just live my life stress free. This is pretty self explanatory :)

Thanks for checking out my list of goals. Now if you will excuse me, I will be working on Goal #3 now.

Sarah Jane R.


  1. What a great list! So in depth and detailed, and now that its documented, hopefully it will be easier to stick to since you can refer back to it. Good luck!

  2. Wish you all the best with your resolutions! Happy New Year!

  3. you have so many resolutions, i wish you luck :)
    you look very nice too, i want you to know that i just found your blog and i am enjoying the imagery and the content. I will check back to see it soon.

    happy new year to you! i hope 2011 is wonderful for you

  4. happy new year hun xx


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