Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday: New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but if I write down a list of goals that I want to achieve, I’m much more likely to get things done. In fact, I usually complete at least 75% of my resolutions.

In 2016 I finished writing a novel. Reduced debt. Got more exercise. Drank more water and less soda. Plus, I started this blog.

Here’s to 2017 and the best laid plans.

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

1. Lose 10 pounds


Not that I needed 50 reasons to motivate me! After years of eating Swiss Rolls and pizza everyday, my metabolism has finally caught up with me. Last year I got a Fitbit and that’s helped me get up and get moving. This year I’m going to start focusing on eliminating junk food (I still love you, Keebler cookies!) and eating more of the green stuff. I think they’re called vegetables, disgusting stuff!

2. Write More i.e. Blogging and Journaling


Just for one year I would love to consistently write in my daily journal every day. However, that’s setting the bar a bit high, so I’d like to at least try to do better. If I used a little bit of my spare time to sit down and blog, I know I could publish more posts.

3. Take Better Care of Teeth


When the dentist asks you about the last time you flossed, it’s natural to lie and tell them something like last night. Immediately after telling him that, I do the math to find out how long it’s really been. I can honestly say that I’ve flossed this year! This week in fact. It was quite the blood-bath, but I’m determined to be better about it.

4. New Hobby: Lettering


I’ve always enjoyed doodling with words, learning cursive, and trying out fancy handwriting. This is something I want to improve.

5. Reduce Wastefulness of Spare Time


Netflix, Facebook, Pinterest, and Netflix are my biggest time wasters. I only work part-time so there’s not much stopping me from achieving my goals. It’s time to power down and focus on the hobbies and interests that make me happy.

10-20 years from now I’m not going to look back and think, “Gee, I’m sure glad I watched Friends re-runs ten times through that one year.”

What I want to say is, “Let me tell you a fun story about the year 2017. That was the year I got fit, ate healthier foods, developed new skills, became more productive, reduced debt, and spent a lot of time cherishing my family and friends.”


-Kristina Wise



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