Let's talk about goals, baby. Let's talk about you and me.

Happy New Year, friends! I know today is just another day and that nothing is really all that different from yesterday, but it's hard not to get swept up in the optimism of a new year, isn't it? Twice a year (January 1st and my birthday), I am reminded to check back in with myself and see how I'm doing goal-wise. Am I where I want to be? Am I going where I want to go? What about my life needs tweaking?

This morning, The Mr and I sat down and we talked about what we'd like to make a point of changing. What are our financial goals, our geographical goals, our lifestyle goals, are we ever going to own a bouncy castle and do we even want one anymore (obviously the answer was yes). I made writing goals and reading goals and, of course, blogging goals.

I want to grow this audience and take myself and this blog even more seriously this year. Whoa. That sounded grown up. Are you uncomfortable? I'm uncomfortable.


I'm not saying that I'm about to start throwing my philosophies at you all the time or that I'm going to stop being a complete fool: that is never an option.

All I'm saying is that I really want to see where we can take this thing.

The whole point of this blog is to share all of my embarrassing stories and ridiculousness not just to make you laugh, but to also help maybe a handful of people out there realize that they are not alone. We are all idiots, and as long as no one is getting hurt, that's not a bad thing. Our foolishness is what makes us learn, it's what ensures that we are still curious and full of wonder. It keeps us human. It keeps us all awkwardly alive and pleasantly peculiar.

So here's to a brand new year. I hope you'll join me in my adventure to keep the awkwardness alive. I encourage you to comment more on posts and share them with your friends - not just because it helps this blog (of course it does), but because I want to get to know you and your loved ones better. And because I can't do this without you.

Let's make 2018 the most awkwardly wonderful year yet.

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Welcome to 2013, Folks. Let's Hope It Kicks Ass. Also, I Am Pleased to Announce: BOOK REVIEWS!!!

Sorry for the late post today. I woke up after last night's festivities and my laptop was totally dead, so I decided to let it charge a bit before sitting down and writing to you all. I hope you all had a fabulous New Years last night. I know I did! I worked at the restaurant until about 11 and then headed out to meet up with Dragon so that we could kiss at midnight.

Here are my resolutions:

1. Keep my apartment clean. I'm off to a terrible start.

2. Drink more water.

3. Take more pictures. I seriously have NO PHOTOGRAPHS from last night. That is sinful.

4. Start saving my money to go to massage school. It's been a dream for a long time and I think I need to finally start saving up to do that.

Let's see how many of those I actually end up doing...

Also, it seemed like a lot of you were interested in that whole book review thing that I mentioned about a week ago, so I built a page just for that. You'll see the link at the top. It says "Book Reviews". For this month, I'm going to make the cut-off for suggestions just one week, so that I can get reading and reviewing for February, but after that, suggestions can go all month, every month!

Okay, since this post wasn't really that funny, I promise to have something spectacular for you tomorrow. If you are looking for something else to read, please check out all the other blogs that I read on my page "Other Blogs You Should Be Reading!"