Hello, 2013

Jai and I ringing in the New Year in Paris

Jai and I ringing in the New Year in Paris

I’ve never been one for New Years resolution.  There was one time that I managed to do crunches every night from January to April, but then that fell through.  I think that’s the closest I’ve ever come to keeping a resolution.  To be honest, I’m not even really all of that good at setting goals – my only goal between September 2012 and December 2012 was to do karaoke at a specific bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  But you know what, I just didn’t have the nerve.  (I don’t care how long I’ve been singing, I promise you I will always get stage fright, especially when so many other people in the bar are good singers.)  So while I’m not exactly sure what the point of me creating my 2013 goals list is, I figure at least I took some time to reflect on where I’ve been and where I’m going.  Y’all can feel free to hold me accountable to them.  Maybe I will make it my goal to accomplish 65% of my goals.  That sounds way more realistic.

  • Travel to Austin, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Charlotte, and India.
  • Go to dinner at 3 new (to me) Steven Starr Restaurants in Philadelphia.
  • Redesign my living room (which might/probably involves buying a couch).
  • Watch 5 movie classics.
  • Run a 5K.
  • Paint something.
  • Create a design inspiration book.
  • Go to a drive in movie.
  • Write a book.
  • Volunteer (somewhere…).
  • Go to at least one Broadway show in NYC.
  • Find a church that works for me.
  • See the Rocky Horror Picture Show live.
  • Make a quilt (or maybe hire Buttons and Seams Clothing Repairs to do it for me).
  • Sell something on Etsy.
  • Write 1 interactive blog post a month (it’s still TBD what this actually means).
  • Plan a BIG 25th Birthday Party.
  • Plan my blog posts ahead of time (I bought this great agenda recommended by Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife).
  • Take more pictures.
  • Make decisions that make me happy.

So it looks like I’ve actually managed to come up with 25 goals.  25 goals before my 25th birthday.  Only 363 days to go.  Let’s do this, 2013.

What are some of your goals for the new year?

PS. I wanted to say thank you to those people who let me know what you like to read about on my site.  15/16 people voted that they actually enjoy reading the life ramblings the best (aw, thanks, guys).  1/16 told me that he/she liked reading about hosting parties (thank you too!).  So what does this mean for the site?  While I absolutely want to keep greeting cards and parties as a part of this blog (it’s nice to document these things), I’m not going to hesitate to write a few more life ramblings – I was originally trying to keep the blog away from being a life/personal blog, but you know what – I like writing it, and you all seem to like reading it – so thank you, I’ll keep the posts coming.  If you didn’t vote and want to go back and tell me how you feel about it, click here. Thanks!

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  • Happy new year, I didn’t do the survey but I too enjoy the personal ramblings.

  • Cute photo of you and your friend! Happy New Year sweet girl, I hope your holidays were wonderful! I love your goals, keep us posted! I like it that you’ll be including more ramblings on your blog, I agree that it’s always fun to read personal posts!

  • Love these goals! Austin is impossible to capture in words…my favorite city (even above Paris!). The door is open for you in Charlotte anytime! And a 5k is so doable…you’ll knock that out with ease. More photos is always a wonderful idea! Here’s to your inspired – and HAPPY – 2013!

    • With somewhere to stay in Charlotte, now I really have no excuse not to come down, huh? I will let you know 🙂 – – and yes, I’m SUPER excited about Austin 🙂

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