New Year's Resolutions

It's New Year's Eve! Wow. That year went by fast, huh? At least it did for me. First of all, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for reading my blog for the past year--it's bee quite the adventure and we have sure shared some laughs, great food, and hopefully you all learned as much as I have!! THANK YOU! This blog would be a bunch of cyber junk without all my awesome readers.

Secondly, we need to talk resolutions. I know some people don't make them, and that's totally cool and all, but I'm not one of those people. I like my New Year's resolutions and I generally stick to them. Two years ago, my resolution was to quit smoking and guess what? Tomorrow is my quitaversary--two years strong! Last year, I resolved to read more books, and this year [drumroll please] I read 29 books! That is a ton of books!!!!

So this year, I really had to think about my resolution would be. I have given it a lot of thought and in the end I have a few things I working on this new year.

#1- Read the classics
I read a lot of books this year and I loved accomplishing that goal. One of the first books I read last year was The Great Gatsby, and that got me thinking: I want to read the classics. Some books on that list are, Utopia, The Bridges of Madison County, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Animal Farm (well, I have read Animal Farm, but it's been years, so I am doing it again), The Grapes of Wrath, and The Old Man and The Sea.

#2- Invite my dad on more outings
My dad and I go out to dinner a lot. I started to wonder if thinks he always has to invite me to dinner to see me...and then I thought "that's silly--I sure hope he doesn't think that!" Really? Who cares if he does or doesn't, I should invite him to do more go to the movies, or go bowling, or something. So that is one resolution I am making for the New Year.

#3- To work extra hard this year 
Work goals...I love those ones! This next year I really want to put my nose to the grindstone and explore the world of work in ways I never have before. Hopefully 2013 can be my best year to date for work!!!

So tell me, what are your New Year's resolutions?!? Also, if you have any classic book suggestions for me, please help me out on my goal by leaving them in the comments section below!!

Happy New Year everyone--and please, be careful on the roads tonight. 


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