I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I last posted. I’ve thought about it a lot, but just never sat down to write. Had a few hosting issues along the way, too. But I’m back!
So, how was your 2013? Mine was pretty good! I actually did a lot of the things I set out to do the beginning of 2013. Here are the highlights:
- I finished remodeling my kitchen – March 2013
- I remodeled my bathroom (with tons of help from dad) – December 2013
- I visited a new place I’d never been to: Alaska – August 2013
- I went paragliding of the edge of a mountain – August 2013
- I joined an online dating service and went on a few dates and met good peeps.
- I even ate new vegetables!
Of course, there are a number of things I said I’d do that I didn’t do. I didn’t lose those 10lbs in 2013, although I’m working on it now. I didn’t get my PM certification, but am working on that too. I kept my house clean, but only in between remodeling projects. And I still have shows on my DVR from 2012. But, hey, you can’t keep all your resolutions, right? What would you resolve to do the next year?
I have no real resolutions this year. I hope to travel more. I hope to get in better shape. I hope to meet a special someone. And, I hope to spend a little more time with my blog. Have a few ideas lined up in my head – is there anything you want to see?
Thanks for coming back!
So, I suppose this year I’ll make a few. Every year I avoid making resolutions or goals. I hate the idea that just because it’s the new year, I have to come up with some big plans to improve myself. Unfortunately, this year, I have a lot of ideas of things I need to do. So, this year I’ll be different and I’ll make a few goals. The ‘experts’ will tell you that you need to not only make goals, but also a plan to achieve them. To help with that, I’m going to divide mine into smaller chunks… divide and conquer? Here goes (you can also find on my Pinterest board!)
- Be open to new people and new experiences. Too often, I stay home rather than take advantage of that offer to attend a party with people I may not know too well. But maybe those people could become great new friends – I won’t know unless I try. And new experiences – if I have the opportunity to take a class or try something I’ve never tried, I will do it!
- Floss my teeth. Dollar Tree has these awesome disposable flossers. Only a dollar! I can do that.
- Use moisturizer – at least on my face. Elbows if I remember.
- Exercise at least 4 times a week. Gotta aim for daily, even if it’s just a few crunches.
- January: Don’t spend any money on anything frivolous or unnecessary until I’ve lost 10 lbs.
- Try one new vegetable a month. In November, I tried brussel sprouts. And those were good. Thankfully, my friend Stefeny is an awesome cook – she’ll have to help. If I don’t like the veggies when she makes them, I won’t ever like them.
- Clean out one area of the house – Computer room, closet, cupboard, etc. Pick one a month and clean it out.
- Delete anything in my DVR that is over 6 months
Travel somewhere I’ve never been before. I’d love to go so many places – Alaska, Norway, Florida Keys… I guess even if it’s boring old Walla Walla, WA, I need to see somewhere new.
Get my PM certification. I’d like to do an actual course for this, but even if I just study online for it, I’m gonna get it this year!
So, what about you? What are your goals for the year?