Friday, January 30, 2009

New things.

I didn't do a New Year's Resolution post, but I've been thinking over the past month about the kinds of goals I would like to achieve this year. And since I feel like posting them will help me stay motivated to actually meet them, here we go:

First, I'm going to run a half marathon. I don't know why I decided to do this, but the idea popped into my head a couple of months ago and now I really want to do it. There's one coming up in May that goes around Prospect Park and other areas of Brooklyn, so I'm going to start training for it on Monday (by which I mean I'm actually going to go running for the first time since Christmas break). I know there are a couple of marathon runners that read my blog, so if you have any advice, feel free to share!

My other main goal for the year is to save money. As sad as it may sound, I've never had a personal savings account that I contributed to myself. I figure, saving money is part of being an adult, right? I especially want to build up a healthy emergency fund. (Yeah, that's right Dad, I read personal finance blogs now. Can you even believe it?) I'm also working on cutting costs and being diligent with budgeting.

Which brings me to a piece of news: I'm moving! Well, about 20 blocks north. Although I'd been wanting to move further downtown for a while, two of my friends found an adorable 3-bedroom apartment for majorly reduced rent (thanks, Recession!) and asked if I wanted to move in. And when you couple the fact that they're both fun and awesome with the fact that I'd be paying way less rent for a bigger room with laundry in the building (you have no idea how exciting this is) and the express train a block away, it wasn't much of a dilemma, you know? And not only will it help with my goal to save money, but there are two gorgeous parks nearby with running trails that will make excellent venues for my half-marathon training. (See how I pulled that all together?) Some pictures of the new place:

(these were just from the realtor's listing - I'll take my own once we get the place furnished and decorated)

Wow, I was kinda playing it fast and loose with the parentheses in this entry, wasn't I?


  1. That's awesome! Congrats. How nice that everything fits so perfectly. Can I come play now? It looks really cute too.

  2. Ooh I love the yellow walls! I want to visit you again!

  3. You did do an excellent job of pulling that all together in the end. Just like Dave Barry.

  4. Holy awesome Batman, that apartment is gorgeous!! I have a really hard time not coveting good real estate..and rest assured, I am coveting!!

  5. your new place looks darling! oooo i want to move in too! and i would love to advise you on your exciting new half-marathon goal.

    although, i'm kind of laughing at myself because i'm not a very good runner - but i try. i guess the most important thing to remember when you train is it's all about distance. don't get frustrated with your self if you get tired or need walking breaks. (in fact, walking breaks are a MUST when you run far distances.) running is a great excuse to buy good music too - keep the i pod updated and ready! oh, and whatever you do - don't EVER buy one of those water belts. found here:$2098.aspx?gclid=CKXHh5XruZgCFRwpawodjAhVZg

    not only do they look ridiculous but they're heavy. my dad bought one for his first marathon and i made fun of him so much he doesn't wear it anymore.

    i mean please. it's social suicide.

  6. It looks like a great place. OKay, this might sound a little lame...but, your new place kinda reminds of the place where "Felicity" lived with her friends in the show "Felicity". Still...a cool place. :)

  7. Wow! That looks even nicer than my house! So cute! Congrats!

  8. The apartment looks really cute
    good luck with the half marathon! I think that's an excellent goal.



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