Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Facelift of New Things

I did it. I got a face lift room lift. I felt like it was appropriate for the new year. As soon as I got home from the holiday break, I switched my desk and my bed. My bed now sits on the south wall, and my desk on the north wall.

I'm excited for the changes my new room shall give me. For one, I no longer have to share the wall with my housemate, which gives me more independence. Plus, have you ever tried to go to asleep at night while your housemate and her boyfriend are whispering sweet nothings to one another? Its not on my recommend "Ten-Things-You-Should-Do-Before-You-Die" list. Especially when conversation stalls and the intermission of musical slurping starts. The visual image is not "G" rated.

In addition to the rearrangement, I bought new sheets and pillowcases--cute ones with poke-it-dots and stripes. They're light green, blue and brown. Housed in my pillowcases are two brand new pillows. I figured, new year, new sheets, new pillows. Sounds like a motivational book title :).

Still, my favorite part about my new room is the new hope and energy it has instilled within me. Its serving as a symbol of the new semester and a newer and happier life. Its going to be filled with independent walls and poke-it-dot crazy days.

Heck, my friend and I are even planning a cruise for the next new year. Boo-yah. I like new things :).

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year - Endless Possibilities

New Year = Excuse to think of anything and everything that maybe can happen in 2010.

On my top ten:

10-Go to Brazil (I've been in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, so why stop the tradition?)

9- Buy a place of my own--8 years of renting can really be taxing. Although I don't think my salary will allow for anything other than a tent in my parents back yard. :)

8- Get a cat. I admit it--I'm more of a cat person than a dog person. I like something warm and cuddly to curl up on my lap that does not drool. Cats are calming.

7- Trade in the practical small Honda Civic for a country-girl pick-up truck (sadly, my practical side can't justify it.

6- Lose the _____ # of pounds I put on from stress eating (you thought I was going to reveal that number?! Ha!). I did it in 2008, so why not this year?

5-Stop caring about grades. Wouldn't it just be wonderful to soak in the vastness of knowledge? To be able to progress through a semester never panicking about this paper or that quiz?

4- Be content to live in the present, without wondering "why?" about yesterday and "what if?" tomorrow.

3- Serve more

2-Love more

1- Be Happy :)