January 2, 2013

A 2012 Reflection of Sorts

Happy new year again! I can't believe 2012 is over already. It went by so quickly. People keep talking about their resolutions for the new year but I don't think I've ever made a real new year's resolution. There are a few things I'd like to work on in 2013 though. I won't call them resolutions though, just "things". 

2013 "Things":
  1. Re-start and finish the Couch to 5K program. I got really busy near finals and kept skipping days, so I'll try it again when I get back to school next week. I really need to start doing some sort of physical activity so I don't become one entity with the couch and die from blood clots.
  2. Be more social. Even if I'm tired all the time and have ten billion things to do for grad school, I need to get out more or have people over more often. I find that I always come away happy when I get to hang out with people, so I should make more of an effort to do so.
  3. Redesign the blog. I hate my header. This needs to be fixed this week.
  4. Make a specific time during the week to read other blogs and comment on them. I'm so behind it's overwhelming and I hate that feeling.
  5. Come home more often
  6. Procrastinate less. Who am I kidding? This won't happen.
  7. Watch more movies, read more books, finish more TV series, listen to more music
  8. Don't let the stupidity of mankind affect my mood as much as it currently does
  9. Keep on keepin' on in graduate school. That includes finding some sort of internship situation. 
  10. Do more of the things I pin on Pinterest. Which means, try more recipes and do more crafty things.
So I guess the main goal of 2013 is to acquire a time turner so I can have time to do more things.

Now it's time to reflect on some 2012 favorites:

Favorite Books Read: Bossypants - Tina Fey, Little Women - Louisa May Alcott, Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible - A.J. Jacobs, The Princess Bride - William Goldman, Love is a Mixtape - Rob Sheffield

TV Series Finished/Caught Up On: The Walking Dead, Caprica, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, The Dead Zone, Big Love

TV Series Started / In the Middle of Watching: The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Mad Men, The Big C, One Upon a Time, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Favorite 2012 Movies Seen: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises. (Clearly I need to catch up on a lot of movies from this year.)

Favorite Not-as-new Movies Seen: Gnomeo & Juliet, Midnight in Paris, Beginners, Crazy Stupid Love, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Help. (There are probably more, but who can remember everything?)

Most Listened-to CDs This Year: Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon, Smith Westerns - Dye It Blond, The School - Loveless Believer, Rah Rah - Going Steady and Breaking Hearts, Queen - A Night at the Opera, Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love, Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night, Oh Land - Oh Land, Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell, Lana Del Rey - Born to Die, Joel Plaskett Emergency - Ashtray Rock, Immaculate Machine - Fables, Hannah Georgas - This is Good, Elvis Costello - Armed Forces, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - From Below, The Distillers - Coral Fang, Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit, Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune, Bright Eyes - The People's Key, Best Coast - Crazy for You, Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls, A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets

I'm sure these lists were fascinating! I plan on absorbing as much music, TV, and film as can possibly fit in 2013 between all the things I have to make time for. If you have any recommendations for the new year, go ahead and let me know!

Happy Wednesday!


Ali Hval said...

It's good to have such specific goals like you do! I bet you'll knock 'em out in no time. ;) Your little comments crack me up. <3

two birds said...

i love this post! i think we all could stand do do #8 as much as possible! and i don't always think procrastination is a bad thing...best of luck with all of your resolutions, and thanks for all the great book/movie/music recommendations!

Imogen said...

Number 8 is what I need to work on too.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

Lots of awesome goals. I always end up redesigning my blog. I wil end up changing mine again come spring to make it more 'springy' for sure! And you found so many new things this year!

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

sergio castaño peña said...

ei i've seen some of your purposes and it really love them! i hope you also like mine and id like we could follow each other to stay in touch and see our new posts automatically! i wish you all the best for this 2013! loads of love, Sergio.


Laura Go said...

HAHAHAHAHAH oh my gosh, I need more time too. There's just too much to be done! Too little time. Hope you accomplish your resolutions!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

the shop of worldly delights

Anita said...

lovely post and happy new year! x

Sam said...

I'm so bummed that I've seen all the walking dead episodes. I was addicted!
Great post too. Always nice to read things like these :)


TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Great lists and a nice refreshing take on the traditional New Yrs post...I might actually borrow the lists for a blog post if you don't mind and I'll be sure to link back :) Have you ever seen the TV series Carnivale...if not I'd highly recommend it. I absolutely loved all two precious seasons of it. Good luck with the rest of your resolutions...I'm looking forward to seeing how they pan out :)

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Megan said...

Great post, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I loved Bossypants also :) She is just hilarious.

Milex said...

not a bad choice :)

Sidewalk Chic said...

I finished up Bossypants a little while ago and have Never Let Me Go on my bookshelf to read soon. And Little Women is one of my alltime favorites :)

Good luck with your resolutions!

Sunny Sweet Pea said...
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Sunny Sweet Pea said...

Happy New Year lovely. Procrastinate less should definitely be one of mine :P Be more social is on my list every year. I sometimes have to drag myself out the house, but I'm always glad when I do! Have a wonderful 2013

Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

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