Monday, October 29, 2012

The Nineteenth Year//Resolutions

 Today's the day: my birthday. I turn 19 today. For whatever reason, 19 seems so much older than 18. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe because it means that I'm not in high school anymore. I only have one year left being a teenager and then I'll be 20, which seems even older to me.
This 18th year has been pretty great. There was a snowstorm on my birthday last year, pretty rare for this time of year where I live. I grew closer with many of the people I work with. I made new friends. I started this blog. I really came to discover who I am as a person. I came to terms with myself. I graduated from high school and started college. I'm sure there are more things that I can't even think of right now.
This year on my birthday, there are a few "new year" resolutions that I want to make.
1. I want to record every cent that I spend this year, be it cash or a credit card, on a candy bar or college text books. I just think it would be something really interesting to look back on later. Whether I will actually keep it up is another matter entirely.
2. Something else I want to keep track of is the books that I read. I also think that would be something interesting to look back on. I'm also interested in knowing how many books I actually read in a year. Again, who knows whether I will be able to keep it up, but I will most definitely try.
3. I want to write. So often I have this urge to write, and this year I plan to satiate it. I've wanted to make a writing project 365 for a while now. I'm starting a tumblr blog separate from my personal tumblr and calling it A Year of Words. Check it out. I'm going to be posting a writing every day, usually in the form of my snippets, and using the website I mentioned in the last post for daily prompts. I know that some days are going to be busy and I may not get to write. I'm not going to be too hard on myself if I miss a day here or there, but I'm going to do my best to post as often as possible.
So, for now, those are my birthday resolutions. Where I will be a year from now, only time will tell. Hopefully I'll still be blogging. Hopefully I'll still have my wonderful friends. Hopefully I'll be just as happy and content with my life path as I am now.


  1. Happy Birthday, Kristin! Those are great resolutions. Ones that I would make =) I've been keeping track of everything I read on Goodreads, and it's a lot of fun to look back on all of the books I've read this year. I'll visit your writing project!

  2. Happy Birthday girl!!! These sound like great resolutions. I love meeting personal goals like these.

    Hope your day is fabulous! Go celebrate! :)

  3. Happy Birthday!! 19 may sound older but it feels exactly the same as 18 (for me, at least). :)

    Love your birthday resolutions! On the first one, have you heard of It's a website that you can connect to your online bank account and it tracks all your spending, and even divides it into categories so you can see where you're spending the most money. Of course, it doesn't keep track of cash, but it's super helpful. There's also an app if you have a smart phone. :) Anyway, just thought I'd let you know about that if you don't have another method you're using.

    1. Thanks! That sounds pretty neat. I'll have to check it out.

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  5. Hi Kristin! I awarded you!


  6. Oh and did you know that there is a new Perks of being a Wallflower movie??



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