Jennifer Blake: #reverb11 Let's play a little catch up!

#reverb11 Let's play a little catch up!

December 14, 2011

I was really on top of everything I wanted to accomplish this week, but finals started kicking my butt and studying had to take priority...sigh. So here are my reflections on the prompt from yesterday...I will post again later tonight when I answer today's!

{December 13th, from Geekin Hard
What are 12 things your life doesn’t need in 2012? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 12 things change your life? 

1. Disappointment
I experienced a little more disappointment in 2011 then I would have liked, especially when it comes to certain goals I was hoping to achieve. I wish I could say I don't still slip back into being disappointed with myself, but that would be a lie. So with the new year right around the corner, all the disappointment I have with myself and with others will be staying back in 2011.
2. Frivolous Spending
I honestly do not have much to frivolously spend with, but I certainly do not keep track and budget how I should...I am learning though! I won't lie I like my Starbucks and I LOVE buying books, but there are big things we want to save for like our first house, so I plan to leave the weekly Starbucks purchases and other not needed purchases in 2011. 
3. Anger
Anger is a weird emotion. I honestly very rarely use the word angry, I tend to show my anger in different ways, my anger has a tendency to come off as grumpy or sad. I know I have anger with myself just like disappointment and I am really hoping I can keep it in 2011 and cut myself some slack. It's a new year and a fresh slate, I am excited to start new.
4. Dairy
I am a cheese addict, as well as a frappe lover in the summers. Now this wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't lactose intolerant, but I am (so sad.). I can be honest, I won't be able to cut dairy out of my life, but my goal is to leave MOST of it in 2011 and only indulge occasionally in 2012.
5. Perfection
I am type A. I am a perfectionist to the extreme. I like things done a certain way, my way. There are some aspects of my life where being a perfectionist comes in handy, like school, but I need to leave some of it in 2011. I need to let people help out more and not freak out if certain things are not done the way I want them to be.
6. Fear
I hate to admit it out loud, or via writing, but I am afraid of so many things! I could make a list and at the top would be the future and failure, and then the list would continue on for pages (I won't put you through that). I want to leave my fear in 2011, I want to live each day to the fullest not being afraid of what is next, I want to take risks, and meet new people in 2012. 
7. My Slippers
I love my slippers, they are warm and cute. But alas they have basically no bottom anymore and have seen better days so they will not be joining me in the new year.
8. Negative People
I am overall a happy person, but there are so many people in life who are not. I want to leave all the negativity and negative people in my life in 2011, there is just no room for them in 2012, I want the year to be happy and filled with positivity, so sayonara negative people!
9. Over Analyzing and Conclusion Jumping
I over analyze everything and my brain likes to go crazy and make me think all these things that are not true. I blame my fiancĂ© for things I think he is thinking or doing, when in reality my brain is just assuming all the wrong things! So this is one of my biggest goals for the new year. I am going to try to assume the positive as much as possible, and rather than assuming I am simply going to vocalize my thoughts and ask questions to clarify certain things. 
10. My last name
This one is half true. I will be starting out 2012 with my same last name, but as of September 29, 2012 I will be taking on a new last name. It is a little weird and sad to think this was the last full year of having my last name.
11. Criticism
I try really hard not to criticize people, but occasionally my brain takes over and I don't always think before I speak. Not only do I occasionally catch myself criticizing others, but I am my own biggest critic. I need to learn how to express me feeling without criticism, as well as take it a little easier on myself in this new year!
12. My need to be connected
Between my computer, my iPhone, and my iPod I am constantly connected and doing something. I want to learn how to slow down, turn off, and spend more focused and meaningful time with those I love. I am going to try to unplug myself a bit in 2012 and really put my energy into myself and the people in my life. Except for blogging of course ;D


What 12 things do you wish to leave behind as the new year approaches? Wondering what the heck reverb11 is? Check out this post I did!


Pssst... I finally figured to how to add a Pinterest button so you can check out my boards and a twitter button so you can follow me! Its on the right hand side of my page. 

1 comment:

  1. This is a really well-thought out list. I can relate to a lot of your items. I did Reverb10 last year & decided to take a break this year, but only b/c I'm doing a bunch of other projects & didn't want to overwhelm myself.

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