Yesterday I shared my Project 2012 goals for my home. Today, I'm sharing my Project 2012 goals for improving me.
I think we all have things we would change about ourselves. Most everyone makes the weight loss resolution at the start of a new year and more often than not, most of us break it before January is over! While I would like to lose a little weight, I have decided that I am not going to set a specific amount to lose by a certain date. I am going to focus on eating healthier and exercising more this year. This will be a challenge for me because I definitely do not like to exercise and I have a tendency to choose foods that aren't so healthy sometimes. So that is goal number one for 2012.
Recently, I was really inspired by Debbie from Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing when I saw a post she did on her new hairdo, complete with highlights. It has been years since I've had my hair professionally highlighted, so I decided to treat myself as an early Christmas present and go for it! Please excuse the mess you see in these pictures. Our yorkie, Sophie, thinks the couch is her territory so I have to keep blankets handy for her to lay on. And hubby had just finished a snack right before these pictures, and he is bad to leave his paper towel and paper plate laying around instead of taking them to the trash where they belong! Men!
What do you think? My hair is naturally a medium/dark brown and I decided to lighten it up a little bit with the highlights. I was very apprehensive while I was having it done, because I had no idea how it was going to turn out. Thankfully, I was extremely pleased with the end result! This did not cost very much money, but it made me feel so good!! So goal number two for improving me in 2012 is to keep up with this and not be afraid to try new things when it comes to my hair!
I desperately need some dental work done but I will admit that I have an insane fear of dentists! This stems from a few really bad experiences I had as a child, and I literally have major panic attacks when I have to go to a dentist. So goal number three for improving me is to face those fears and finally have the beautiful smile I have always wanted.
And finally, goal number four is a simple, but important one to me. I have some nice clothes, but I tend to just wear the same accessories with just about everything. I want to experiment with different styles of earrings, necklaces, scarves, belts, and shoes/boots. I see a lot of great things on line that I think I would love to try that usually aren't what I would choose for myself while shopping. Here's a few examples of some styles that appeal to me. All images were found on Pinterest.
To sum it all up, I guess I am wanting to step out of my comfort zone a little bit in 2012 and try some new things. I am excited about this journey and anxious to see where it takes me! Are there things that you want to improve upon in 2012? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Until next time. . .