Where did 2013 go?! My girls are 9 and 2 and I’m getting closer and closer to my dreaded 30th Birthday. 2014 will be my last year in the blissful youth of my 20’s. In 2015 I will say goodbye to my youth and enter middle age. So I suppose I better make the most of 2014; if you are like me you need a little help thinking of a New Year’s resolution. Last year I showed you this cool New Year’s resolution generator. Well this year I found an even cooler 2014 New Year’s resolution generator to share with you; it’s called RESOLUTION ROULETTE. Roulette certainly describes how I feel about New Year’s resolutions more realistically. I found it at the One Blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve stumbled across One before but on my recent trip I decided to read their About section and realized their mission aligned with causes close my heart. When you get done with the Resolution Roulette check them out, they are a worthy cause.
I thought it would be fun to give out some awards this year for my blog. So here it goes Topic Spill’s 2013 Awards:
Most Viewed Blog: DIY Love Coupons| Free Premade and Blank Printable Templates
Honorable Mention: How To Use A K-Cup Without A Keurig; Homemade Teabag Style
Least Viewed Blog: Meet Charlotte the spider who wants to invade my home!
Honorable Mention: The Atheist Alcoholic
Thank you to producthoochie & Kendall for your support of my blog. Interacting with people is what I enjoy most about blogging. I’ve appreciated your support in 2013 and hope to see more of you both in 2014. If you both would contact me with your addresses I would like to send you each a small token of my appreciation for winning my Top Commenter Award.
In 2014 I have a few ‘resolutions’ that I’m confident I can achieve.
- Continue my weight loss goals (I had lost 14 lbs. before the holiday but I’ve since gained 2 back)
- Buy my own WordPress domain
- Monetize my blog
- Move out of the city
Some of my goals are easier said than done. I’ve contemplate changing the name of my blog which is why I’ve hesitated to buy a domain. My commitment issues prevent me from finalizing that Topic Spill is my blog’s name. I like my blog name better than any other ideas I’ve had but it just doesn’t scream, “OMG, BUY ME!” I would prefer a clever name that says something about who I am but I draw nothing but blanks. The 2nd best on my list is “Mommy Do It” but I won’t have young kids forever and I would like a name that doesn’t strictly label me a Mommy or a Mom Blog for that matter. I want to continue being as diverse as my interests so unless a marvelous name comes to me before too long it will be Topic Spill for the foreseeable future.
Losing weight is a monumental task that everyone resolves to do. It’s a rather cliché New Year’s resolution but I need to do it. In 2015 (As if the dread beginning of 30’s need something else to damper it’s style) my employer is going to begin it’s
campaign against fat people healthy life style initiative which gives overweight people higher insurance premiums as motivation to lose weight. I know right? I’m not entirely sure how that’s legit but alas here we are in a weight loss journey motivated by my desire to not let corporate America screw more money out of me. Yes, I understand that being overweight puts people at a higher risk for serious disease and more expensive insurance costs. But my age also means I’m paying for the higher risk people who are actually having health problems; surely the two offset? Yes, no, IDK, the point is that I need to lose weight to save money; as our sole income provider that’s motivational enough. Though sometimes I wish it were for easier reasons like I all of a sudden decided that salads were yummy barring a severe head trauma that’s not happening!
Maybe in 10 years I will look back and see this as life saving moment in my life and perhaps then I will thank the greed of corporate America for the motivation to lose weight. How about I get back to ya’ in 10 years on that! 🙂
Quip Tip: Part of being successful at your New Year’s resolutions is to remove obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goals. When you set your goals don’t forget to think about the obstacles you may encounter and ways to remove those obstacles. Doing so will ensure your successful at achieving your goals.
In closing I want to share my favorite way to commemorate the past year; with a health dose of pop culture! Via YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?: