Monday, January 2, 2012

I Kissed a Boy (or 72) and I Liked It- A New Year's Post?



Ah, a new year has arrived. When I was an angst-filled teenage girl, I would spend New Year's Eve scribbling in my diary- all of my dreams and aspirations and hopes. Oh, yeah, and a list of all the boys I had kissed that year (emphasis on the KISSED part, and also note cheek kisses totally counted). I ended 1997 with nine names on the list. What can I say other than I read an article in YM that a girl kissed an average of 72 (!!!!! in hindsight this must have been misread or mis-typed... 72 really? That's A LOT!) guys before getting married. I was 14 and I had kissed a whopping one guy, so I figured if I wanted to get married before I turned 80 that I needed to get busy.




I'm a list-maker by nature. There is something so satisfying with making lists and marking off lists. So let's start with the easy one.


Guys I kissed in 2011:


1. Curtis (the husband)
2. Sean (the boy)




Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations:


1. Be more positive, especially with things related to work
2. Stress less (also work related)
3. Exercise....
4. Stop Spending SOOOO much money!
5. Be grateful and appreciative






Blog-Related Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations


1. Build up my readership
2. Focus on the readers I have
3. Produce quality content and photographs
4. Decide if I want to start seeking sponsorship
5. Have guest posters and find people who will let me guest post for them


I am so excited to have you with me as I begin 2012. I have so many exciting things planned, and I can't wait to share with you. Please share your resolutions, suggestions, or encouragement with me. 


You can even tell me how many boys you kissed! ;)


By the way, I didn't even come close to 72 guys! I meet my future husband in 1998 and my lips have been his since then!





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29 comments:

Tricia Elliott said...

My hopes, dreams, and aspirations list is exactly the same as yours (maybe I'm related to you instead of Curtis)!! I kissed 2 boys last year - Bobby & Matt.... but, if you count cheek kisses, I'm sure there are many, many more... may have to throw a couple of girls onto that list too!!! LOL!!! Hope the new year is a wonderful year for you & your family & that you get to cross off everything on your lists (I am an avid list maker too)!! Love the boots, by the way!!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Love the background in these photos - so romantic and whimsical! You look beautiful :)

72 guys?! Geez, I've kissed under 5 in my whole life!!

Happy New Year and I look forward to getting to know you better in 2012 :)

Calli said...

The first guy I kissed I married!! Our four year anniversary is coming up in three days!!!

Ute said...

72?! No way, I'm sure it must be 7.2 guys and even that would be one more than I've kissed... I count 6 so far

New year resoultions? I would be happy if I finally finished my PhD this year. That project is definitely enough!

Atthepinkofperfection said...

That scarf is fabulous! Love the way you styled it!

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

My kissing number is FAR, FAR less than 72!!! LOL! And I have only kissed one boy in 2011 (my son). Love your colors and the combinations in your outfit. I followed you here from Real Momma, Real Style.

Rachel said...

LOL! yeh i kissed hubby and kids... that will do for me:) Love this look on you katie, and your photos look fab. In regards to your blog aspirations, i was thinking about features for my blog, perhaps in the future would you like to perhaps do something together? :D

Marissa said...

Well I have you beat! I have kissed Larry{the hubs}, Ethan{the boy}, Preston{adorable son of a friend} and Jack {another friends son} so that's FOUR, still no where near 72. Don't think I will ever hit that number....and I am ok with that!

PS: please guest post on my blog :)

Katie said...

Lists are the best. There's something so satisfying about writing on a piece of paper and then marking stuff off of it!

Katie said...

I think I must have read it wrong, but that's definitely the number that sticks... I'll have to do some google research! I look forward to getting to know you better too! You are awesome!

Katie said...

Congratulations and that is SO sweet!

Katie said...

Ummm, yeah, I'd say the PhD is more than enough! Good luck!

Katie said...

Thank you!

Katie said...

I don't want to know anyone who's kissed 72 people... Thank you so much for coming over!

Katie said...

Thanks Rachel! I would LOVE for us to do something together, absolutely! Send me an email. I love Yummy Mummy already, so I'd love to swap guest posts!

Katie said...

Hoochie mama Marissa!! ;) I don't ever want to hit that number. It's insane! And yes I will guest post. Consider it done! Email me.

P.S. please guest post on my blog :)

Jenny Kozar said...

Amazing - I have a LOT of the same things I want to focus on in 2012 as well. I need to get organized, STOP spending so much moola!! I want to focus on all that is positive and be in the moment. Looking forward to seeing you grow in 2012!!

Mary said...

72?! Geesh! I was pretty boy crazy from 12-18 and I definitely haven't kissed 72 in my life! But, I also settled down with one guy from 18-22 and then with my hubby from 22ish to now, so maybe that's why....
Love your aspirations list, I can totally relate! Happy New Year!

Sincerely Sammie said...

Loving your outfit and your resolutions! I think we pretty much share a lot of the same resolutions for 2012. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and new year's! I'm just trying to get back into the swing of things.

http://sincerelysammie.com/

sara! said...

I don't kiss boys, I kiss MEN.

and my new years resolution is to be more social, make friends and have a healthy baby!

Grace said...

I LOVE this outfit. I just stumbled upon your blog and it is wonderful. That scarf is super cute too. Can't wait to read more! You have yourself a new follower :)

A Southern Drawl

Kori said...

I love this outfit! I'm going to copy you now. :) This post also made me laugh - I'm pretty sure I read that same article back then and felt like I had quite a lot of catching up to do! I just discovered your blog via Feathers & Freckles and am a fan already. Happy New Year!

p.s. I really like your post below, "Little Red 'Hiding' Hood" (so pretty, by the way). I posted something along the same lines on my blog in October about my own brightly colored coat. It's nice to see someone on the same page as I am (or was). :)

Genevieve said...

I've never kissed a boy. 28, single and will stay that way til I meet the man o' my dreams. :)

You are soooo pretty!
Genevieve

Mhilton05 said...

LOL, I think I have kissed about 8-10 boys. I have been married for about 12 years now. I shared my advice on weight loss, I think it has a lot to do with stress. When I reduced my stress load I ended up losing about 100 pounds. I would love for you to join my weekly anything goes linky. Love your outfit, you look beautiful. Happy New Year.

Melaina25 said...

LOVE the entire outfit. I also may or may not have an excel spreadsheet with the name of every guy I've ever kissed!

Katie said...

This makes me like you even more that you have a spreadsheet! Bravo!

chelsea LaRivers said...

This outfit is so great :) I want one myself. I especially like your goal of the money that tends to burn a hole in our pockets :)
www.jcmorrisfamily.blogspot.com

Rhorsley said...

Wow, I'm with you. The magic number for me is 9 boys that I've kissed including my husband. Maybe there's some weird outlier for those statistics that totally skews it for the rest of us. But ummm, yeah - I'm with Tricia, if we're counting cheek kisses, I don't even know what to say. I mean, I cheek kissed my father-in-law just this morning. Now it just seems weird lol. Those are some awesome boots and I think you really worked the hell out of these accessories.

Christi Townsend said...

Love your outfit!

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