Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Best of 2011 and My Goals for 2012!

This year has just flown by, seriously! December's gotten away from me and I ran out of time to space out my Best of 2011 post and My Goals for 2012 post, (both posted after New Years Day unfortunatly, but better late then never!) so I just decided to write both in one post enjoy!

Best of 2011

Movies
The Help: Best. Line. Ever? "Eat. My. Shit." :)
Lifted: Bring the tissues! So full of hope, yet still so sad.
That's What I Am: Such an amazing movie! Deals with some tough issues, but so inspirational!
New Years Eve: Two words, Zach. Efron. <3
Rabbit Hole: So sad and deep.
Through A Dog's Eyes: Best documentary I've seen about service dogs!

T.V.
Life On Mars (U.S. version): OMg, soooo good! A cop goes back in time-to 1973.
The Nine Lives of Chloe King: Best. Ending. Ever. But sooooo mad there won't be a season two! I need more Brian! :(
Pysch: This one's been around for a while but I just discovered it this year and I'm soooo glad I did, it is hilarious!
Monk: Same goes with this one, just discovered it, so funny!
Glee: Always love this show, rewatched seasons 1 and 2, now I just need to catch up on season 3! Vampire Diaries: Rewatched season 1, now rewatching season 2, cannot get enough of that loveable psychopath Damon! *swoon*
Switched At Birth: Love, love, love! I love the concept and the added element of the deaf culture and sign language, so cool!
Instant Star: "Like American Idol, but with hot dudes!"
Friday Night Lights: Watching this show is the only time I actually enjoy watching football, lol! "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!"
Gilmore Girls: I could watch reruns of this one again and again and still crack up! Now I just need to find time to sit down and watch the complete series in order!
Sherlock: Modern Day (younger, attractive) Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson? Yes, please!
Grimm: So creepy and funny!
Once Upon a Time: I'm addicted to this show, it's so magical and romantic! :)
The Wonder Years: Loved this show as a kid, love it even more as an adult!
Eli Stone: Two words-George. Micheals. :)
Ten Things I Hate About You: So funny and snarky! Ohhh, and Patrick Verona! *swoon*
Veronica Mars: When I first heard the name of this show, I assumed that it was about a girl named Veronica who...lived on Mars. LOL I know, I know, I was totally off, but now I can't enough good things about it. There definitely needs to be more characters like Veronica on T.V.! I miss you Ronny, come back!
Everwood: Adore this show, I love the small town setting and all the romance and drama!

Books
Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
Slide by Jill Hathaway

My Goals for 2012

Health
Get back in shape: Done! I've joined an awesome health challenge called Change Write Now, should be a blast!

Reading
I barely remember reading anything in 2011 and in 2012, I plan to change that by reading at least one book a month! I just bought a bunch a of new books with gift cards that I got for Christmas, so soon I shall have a plethra of new reading material to devour, I can't wait! :)

Writing
The same goes for writing-I barely did any in 2011. And that definitely needs to change if I want to finally complete a first draft. I usually don't do well with huge goals, I'm more a fan of baby steps or minnie goals. So, in order to reach my huge goal of reaching "The End" on a first draft, I'm going to start small by writing once a week for 25 mins. It's not much, but at least it's a start!

Wish me luck on my goals for the new year and good luck to you with yours! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!! :) <3

~Ella

6 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

I loved that like from The Help! And I'm a big Psych and Monk fan. Those shows are great.

Good luck with your goals! Happy New Year!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh, i also watch Switched at Birth. I like it a lot. Do you watch Make it or Break it? Because that's a guilty pleasure of mine.
Also, Glee season 3 is waaay better than season 2.
Finally, I love Veronica Mars so so so much. I wish it was still on.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have Psych on your list - that makes you Ninja Cool!

Maria Zannini said...

2012 is the year to make our goals happen. You can do it.

Bethany Robison said...

SHERRRRRRRRRRLOCKKKKKKKKK!

Fantastical.

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with your goals, especially on the reading and writing fronts. Happy New Year!