New Year, New Me!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

This last year was a good year, but there are a lot of exciting things I am looking forward to in 2013.

The last couple of days I have been thinking about goals and plans for 2013. I don't typically like to make resolutions because they seem so strict, and then I usually break them. So I have been working on a list of fun things I am looking forward to this year instead. There are possibly some resolutions, masked as goals, thrown in there, but they are more obtainable than your typical resolutions. This is what I am looking forward to in 2013:


1. Spend more time with this guy. We have had so much fun in the short nine months that we have known each other, and I can't wait to see what the future brings. We are also looking forward to taking a few small trips this year together, which I am especially excited about!

2. Learn how to use my camera. I got a new Canon Rebel T3i digital camera for Christmas, and I am very much looking forward to learning how to use it. I picked up a few books the other day (this and this), and have already learned so much, and can't wait to learn even more. I am hoping to improve my photography skills and learn how to take some really creative shots as well. I plan on sharing some of my favorite pictures on the blog as I take them.

3. Get fit. Ok, so this is more of a goal, but I have been majorly slacking lately on working out. I don't really need to lose weight, but I do want to tone up, get stronger and have more energy. My 30-something body isn't what it used to be, but I think a little weight training will help out a lot. I would also love to be able to run another 5K sometime this spring/early summer. I am excited about this goal because Rick is looking to get fit also, so this is something that we can do together. Having a buddy always helps with motivation!

4. Eat healthy. I recently have been diagnosed with IBS and have been working with a GI doctor to help relieve some of my symptoms. I am starting to feel somewhat better, still having good days and bad days, but I am hoping to really crack down on my diet this year to help feel even better. I am hoping to share more of this in the next couple of weeks.

5. DIY & Organizing. I love working on projects around our house, and I am looking forward to a few house projects that we have planned over the next few months. I am also looking forward to organizing the condo. I am somewhat OCD about organizing, and pray that Rick won't think I am a total wacko for wanting to organizing every square inch of the place...ha! I will definitly be sharing the results on the blog as we complete them. I see some more Pinterest projects in my future!

6. Garden. I am super excited to put in a raised bed garden this spring/summer and grow our own veggies! I also have a few ideas for making over the front flower beds, and can't wait for spring time so I can start planting. Cabin fever is already setting in!

7. Read more books. This last Summer and Fall were extremly busy so I am looking forward to a little downtime the next couple of months to catch up on my reading. I have a ton of books on my Goodreads list that I can't wait to start reading. I am currently reading Debbie Macomber's 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, and next up is The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. If you have any amazing books I should read, please leave some recommendations in the comments section :)

8. Grow my blogging experience. I never really had plans for this little blog to become huge and become my full-time job, but I would love to find ways to grow my little blog just a little and start meeting and getting to know my readers and other bloggers. I have only been blogging for a short time, but I have already met some wonderful people through this experience. If you have any suggestions, please share either in the comments, or by reaching out to me via email at It would be great to hear from you and find out what you like/don't like and what you would like to see more of.

9. Continue to grow my faith. I am very proud of my faith, and feel there is always room for growth. Every year I start one of those Bible reading programs, and usually stop by around March. This year I want to study the women of the Bible, and am going to be doing this through this Women of the Bible book. It seems a little lighter than trying to read the entire Bible, and I think it will relate more to my every day life much better than trying to just read the Bible from cover to cover. It's a Mon - Fri study, and you learn about a new woman each week, so I'll learn about 52 amazing women throughout the year! 

10. More fun times with the pups. I mean come on, don't you want to see more fun puppy pics, and hear more crazy stories! I love these pups so much, and love sharing about these goofy little monsters with everyone!

And my final goal for 2013 is to

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1 comment:

  1. Hi there - found your blog through the link up. Can't wait to read more! Hope you're having a happy new year :)


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