Wednesday, January 2, 2013

here's to making 2013 fabulous!

Happy New Year to my dear followers! I apologize for not posting regularly on here. There have been a lot of ups and downs over the past year, but I am determined to make 2013 better than 2012. We humans, being imperfect sinful messes, always say this every time a new year rolls around. Occasionally it works, and more often it doesn't. We make resolutions to lose weight, read more books, make new friends, stop smoking, eat better food, travel more, etc.... The list could go on forever. And while resolutions can be good, I think it'd be helpful to realize that we will never be perfect no matter how hard we try.

So. I do have resolutions, though I am calling them goals because that just sounds more attainable. Besides, my goals are meant to be habit-forming and thus a change for the better, though a few of them are just fun. So here is my list.

  • read my Bible more often
  • treat my body better and get it in shape
  • drink a green smoothie at least once a week
  • eat breakfast
  • snowmobile with Nate as often as possible while the trails are open
  • play the piano more, and teach myself Claire de Lune
  • take up knitting again
  • learn how to crochet
  • perfect the art of making a latte (I consider it an art anyway...)
  • sew a fantastic Halloween costume (gonna be the Miller High Life Girl!)
  • take more walks/hikes
  • work my way up to running
  • plan at least one weekend up north camping trip for this summer
  • write something every single day
  • purchase clothing only from thrift shops (this is a goal I will expand upon in a later post)
  • shop local: both shops and farmer's markets
  • write monthly letters to friends and family
  • plant a vegetable garden
  • harvest dandelions for wine again
  • purchase a DSLR camera (I even have my eye on one... ^_^)
  • read 50 books, at least 10 of those must be non-fiction
  • begin making Christmas gifts at a decent time this year
  • don't forget that it's okay to dress up and put on a little lipstick just to do mundane shopping
  • always remember that each day is a gift from God and try to enjoy it

There you have it. It's probably not a complete list of goals, but I also tend to overshoot when I plan things out for myself. I think I'm addicted to life, specifically experiences in life. I want to do everything, go everywhere, see all the beautiful sights this world has to offer. Realistically, I know that'll never happen, but I can begin a little closer to home and enjoy what the Lord has blessed me with, which is a fair bit of goodness.
And I mean it when I say 2013 is going to be fabulous!


  1. These are GREAT goals! :) I'll be rooting and praying for you as you work to accomplish them this year! :) Thanks again for the visit this afternoon. It was SO good to get to visit with you in person. I'm really excited to become better friends, even if it is long-distance. :)

    1. Thank you, Jaimie! We had a wonderful conversation, and I am definitely looking forward to becoming better friends. :) Besides, long-distance friendships are easier than ever now! The internet can be such a blessing sometimes. :)