I skipped this post in 2012 for some reasons, but looking back on the list I wrote for 2011, I am actually pretty proud of myself for accomplishing a few things - I went vegetarian (smartest decision I ever made), I started baking desserts more often (check out the 'cooking' section on the blog if you have not already), I worked real hard on my temper to be nicer with everyone and I have realized it has really brought me good things, I did get a few jobs throughout 2011 and 2012 but none in my field of study yet, I did published a blog post every single day even though I fell off something due to school and work but I always try to get back to it, I wrote a list of 100 things that make me happy, I explored fashion a bit more (wearing leggings with shorts was my idea of a "risk" back then, but now, it is one of my go-to winter attire), and finally got my university baccalaureate in Translation.
I don't believe in New Year's resolutions because they are just so cliché and come on, do you honestly work on yours? I know I don't, this is why I prefer to think about some things I would like to work on, but not only through the upcoming year.
I had fun playing Wii Fit and Just Dance, so why did I stop? I also started walking and even running a bit this summer, and you know what, it actually made me feel good! I stopped because it was too demanding with work, and also because I never found an appropriate sport bra - excuses, excuses, I know! My goal is not to be the next Victoria's Secret model, I just want to tone up a bit and feel good about it!
This is not a problem when I cook actual meals, but most of the time, after a long day at work, I am just too tired and lazy - and I know I am not the only one. It is just too easy to order a poutine or pizza, and I am lucky to have such an amazing metabolism, but this might not last indefinitely. I have been really inspired by Jarmaine to go for a healthier lifestyle overall, but I just love to bake - and eat! - desserts too much!
use up more beauty products and stop stocking up.
I am always really proud when I gather together my empty products for my Project Pan Them All posts, and I want to keep up the good work this year. I am not a compulsive buyer and I have rarely bought a hyped product on a whim (except, hrm, Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake), and I want to continue to keep it that way because I am seriously starting to lack space for more products in the house!
find a job in Translation.
It is starting to get quite annoying to have worked hard three years and paid an immense amount of money for a baccalaureate that is not even able to land me a proper job - I won't do freelancing all my life - even though I send my resume to tons of place everyday. Let's not lose hope...
move into an apartment - or even a house? - with my boyfriend.
I am at a point in my life where I feel a bit "stuck", since I am 24 years old, I have not found a proper job in my field of study yet and I am still living at my mother's house. I am starting to feel the need to be in my own things, in my own place, if that makes sense.
Since I went vegetarian about two years ago, the next logical step would be to go vegan, but yogurt and cheese are two of my favorite things in life, and I have trouble finding vegan alternatives around here, not to mention that I am not a fan of soy or almond milk. I know, these are not good excuses to justify the way animals raised for food are treated, but I am slowly getting there, one step at a time.
Do you set some goals for yourself in the New Year?