Ooohhh wellls :]
I find it rather funny that everyone is coming out with tips on how to make your resolutions stick. Like, it's a DIRE thing that you MUST make them stick because NOONE has self control!!
I know I need to practice self control when it comes to retail indulgences. I spent alot last year. ALOT. no judgements pleeeaaseee.
Stay consistant in reading my Bible.
I've already started and I'm proud of myself. My personaly schedule is morning and night, and sometimes in the afternoon.
Pack for College, no matter WHEN I'm going.
I always procrastinate but no more.
It's a personal thing, dont ask me about it.
I'm not going to talk about it.
I read this one in a magazine, haha, but it seemed like a great idea. I needed to look at good things about me.
I will NOT buy ANYTHING new on a whim BEFORE Valentines day! I'm putting myself on a retail diet. Everyone I've told this has laughed at me so far...but I'll have them and you know that I've succeeded so far and I've been surrounded by some of the most gorgeous stuff Ive seen in my life on sale.
From now on, after the Valentines Day shopping rehab, I will only shop on occasion. SUCH AS:
- planned shopping trips with friends (this just makes shopping more fun and appreciated)
- Holidays and Vacations
- Conventions and trips with the youth group
Funny story: my good friend PATTY (its actually guy,patrick, but I call him patty to get on his nerves) was talking to me and I told him about my diet. He laughed, because he knows my addiction, but promised to be my support system and promised to encourage me to not shop. One day..I walked into stein mart. I didnt want to go in, my mom did. I thought it was going to be picked over out of style older women's garb.
THEY HAD AAAAMMMAAAAZZZZIINNGGGG THINGS!!!
beautiful headbands, amazing purses, hot pencil skirts and dresses.
ON SALE. MAJOR SALE.
I texted patty and said I needed him. I was panicky. I wanted to buy. I had a craving to buy stuff.
No reply. I texted again "patrick youre supposed to help me! you promised! HEELLPPP!!!!"
He texted back "youre crazy go home and eat!" because eating is going to help me~!
It might seem comical or weird or dramatic that I talk about it like this but..I know some of you out there know what it feels like to constantly buy..because it gives you a rush and there's so many pretty things out there that you feel like you need. And for some reason, even if its something you dont even like that much you think 'i can make it cute' and you know you shouldnt buy it..but you get panicky and can't see past that moment. You feel like its not going to be ok unless you buy what youre wanting. It will be gone and you wont have it. Then, the world will end. Ok, it wont end but it does present a problem in your mind. And so...you buy it. Whether its on sale or not, you feel guilty, but toss that guilt right out the window-happy with your purchase. You promise yourself that you wont buy anymore. Then, you walk into the next store. And for me, I go to work-a clothing store-and it starts all over again.
Give to God more.
The law of giving: Give and ye shall receive.
The more you give to God the more and more you'll get back.
fully learn how to drive.
In my defense, Rachel Ray didnt learn how to drive until she was 30. :p
Is it immature? Yes. Is it lame? Yes. Do I care? NO.
I do want to drive, I just..dont.
I really dont care all the time, because I get a free ride and I dont have to pay for gas.
I did start to learn how to drive I just...stopped.
I do not want to pay the money for driver's ed, plus I never have time.
My parents never had time to teach me, and when they did, I only drove around the block.
But I dont owe an explanation to anyone.
I just figured I'd get it all out. And this year, I will learn how to drive because its getting quite annoying not having my own car.
Dont ask me about it, because I can guarantee you, you are more concerned about it than I.