It’s that time of year again, folks!

The Chinese New Year is upon us.

The Year of the Goat begins Thursday, the 19th, so I thought I would take this time to reflect on the past year and see where I fell with 2014’s Chinese New Year Resolutions. The Year of the Horse.

If you recall, I’m a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to setting New Years Resolutions. (Well, I’m a procrastinator when it comes to all things, and in my unemployment, I’ve been reminded that you have to turn those negatives into a positive, so you should know that I, in turn, also work very well under pressure. Thank you.) That’s why I set Chinese New Year Resolutions instead. I think that way I can set more realistic goals, rather than last-minute goals put on by the pressure of the turn of the year. (BUT EVEN IF THAT DID PUT PRESSURE ON ME, I WOULD WORK VERY WELL UNDER IT. Okay.)

So let’s see how I did!

My first resolution was to Be More Classy.

Within that, I had three particular bullet points.

#1. Stop drunk texting.

Now, I wouldn’t say that I ceased drunk texting entirely, but I definitely cleaned up my act a lot. I would call this one successful.

#2. Stop playing the cups part of the Cups song at the bar.

I definitely never did this again. Success.

#3. Shower before work every morning.

About that. That might’ve been too lofty of a goal for me. It’s not like I had to wear a suit to work, plus I would literally touch dirt and dead leaves every single day. I did, however, invest in some dry shampoo (towards the end of the year) and I am a huge fan. I even use it when I DO shower in the morning sometimes. Half-success.

I did pretty good with those specific things!

Here are some other classy things I did in 2014:

— Went on one date with a lawyer
— Made my Twitter account private briefly
— Did not participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Here are some not-classy things I did in 2014:

— Drunk texted that lawyer once (oops!)
— Added music by The Game to my computer
— Did not participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My second resolution was to Travel More!

I briefly considered not traveling more and instead putting my excess money towards my snowballing debt, but where’s the fun in that?? (I’m completely broke today, February 16, 2015.)

I think I knocked this one out of the park.

In February I went on a cruise with my mom, brother, and future sister-in-law/mother-of-my-future-niece (!) to Key West & the Bahamas.

In June, I visited Portland for the first time.

In July, I visited England (and my old friend) for the first time.

In September, I visited Turkey (and my old friend) and Romania for the first time.

In December, I came back to Oregon, and then in January, I moved here!

I’d say it was a jam-packed, successful, fun, awesome, best-year-ever. We’ll see if I can top it this year. Stay tuned for next year’s resolutions!