I have always LOVED the beginning of the new year and all the freedom and fresh feelings it brings and 2013 has proved to be no different! This year has gotten off to a great start and we already have SO MUCH to look forward in the next few weeks and months! And like every year I love to set New Year’s resolutions or goals for my life and I just wanted to have those goals written down here on this 2013 post so I can come back weekly and monthly and see how much I have achieved in these goals. And with me being the list maker that I am, this will probably not be the last list of goals I am going to try and achieve throughout this 2013 year.
1. First & most important goal for 2013…Weight loss & getting healthy/fit. This goes from anything to making that number on the scale go down to working out much more often and eating, cooking, even choosing healthier meals when out to eat or traveling. This has so much to do with our health (both Jake & I), bettering our future years, and just being smart about healthy living. Like I said this is our MAIN and MOST important goal and if I’m not as productive on all my other goals for this year, I’ll be ok with that as long as we can achieve this one!
2. Redecorating/Projects around our house…I have really been wanting to update/redecorate all of our decorations in our apartment and I can think of no better time to start than the beginning of the new year. So we have decided for budgeting and productivity purposes we are going to set a goal of two projects per month. And I’m hoping to blog about each of the different projects we do along the way. This should be a fun goal since I have SO SO much creative things I want to do around the house right now!
3.Photography…We bought ourselves an awesome Nikon camera a few years ago and really love it and the amazing pictures it takes. But I really really want to learn more about the camera itself, the different settings, details & special features. Especially as we buy a new lens for it soon, I’d really like to improve my picture taking skills this year!
4.Etsy…Since I am an stay at home wife right now, I’d really love to use my skills for something aside from my own home decor, Pinterest ideas, or great gifts for my family and friends. I would really LOVE to open my own Etsy shop and try and sell some of my favorite creative creations I make. The way I look at it is if I make money off of it then awesome but if not then oh well!
5.Reading…For a long time I had really gotten into reading, Jake was actually the one that truly taught me to enjoy and love to read and I couldn’t thank him enough for that! But for some reason I had fallen off of the reading wagon for quite awhile, so after reading a really great book the first week of January I decided to really jump back into it and I LOVE IT already!
6.Studying My Bible…I hate even writing much less admitting this but this is such a hard one for me to stick to for some reason. Now don’t get me wrong I grew up from birth in the church, have know scripture and bible stories from the very beginning of my life so this goal is nothing new to me. But it is always something very hard for me to stick doing on a daily basis like I really want it to be this year. I am planning on starting simple because I know this is the only way it will happen, possibly one or two Psalms & Proverbs daily and then a chapter a day starting with the Old Testament.
7.Blog…I wouldn’t say that I don’t blog, but I’m not very good at doing it on a consistent basis, which is what I really want to try and accomplish so that I can have something to look back on all these memories one day. Also because I know how good it is for me to just be able to sit and write, so good for the soul, I’ve always LOVED to write and this is a perfect place for it!
8.Praying…I want to my absolute hardest to be more intentional about praying about the things in my life whether it is an important decision, something silly, family, or simply just wanting God’s guidance in my life. Prayer is something I have just always struggled with, either only doing it when something is really wrong or just thinking prayers in my head instead of praying my hardest to God.
9.Daily Routine…Since I’m at home all day and for now not working at all, I’m always feeling the need to cross things off my list. So it is really one of my 2013 goals to have a daily goal list of things that I want to accomplish every single day. Some days they will be strictly simple household things, laundry, vacuum, clean bathrooms. While other days it will be to organize the closets or whatever else comes along, but everyday I want to have a simple list of productive things I get done.
10.Take Less Medicine…Obviously this has alot to do with my medical conditions and how much better they get and how my doctor appointments go. But I’m hoping throughout the year,( as long as I continue to do well) that I will be able to VERY SLOWLY decrease the amount of medicine that my body consumes since I wouldn’t want to do anything against my doctor’s care and medical opinions! But for now I am BEYOND thankful for my health and the progress I have made, especially in the last few months, which I am going to do a whole post on soon. And extremely grateful that we have health insurance that we can afford such amazing medical care, I don’t know where I would without my awesome doctors and medicine!
BRING IT ON 2013…LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS!! 🙂