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If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know how much I love making little goals. My pal Elsie summed it up perfectly in her resolutions post: "I love making goals and I can honestly say having big goals is one of my personal keys to productivity, success and happiness." I am that same way, and I find myself making goals on the regular- monthly, weekly, and through all of the little lists I find myself making- daily. So of course New Year's is one of my most favorite times of the year.
There are so many things I could work on or work towards but I somehow managed to pare it down to three:
1. Simplify. I've already started to do this, but I want to simplify every area of our life. My closet, my online life, our home, even the way I handle things. This is something I've been working on for the past few months and it's wonderful. Focusing on less things and more experiences; quality over quantity.
2. And that leads me to number two and focusing on experiences and traveling. This year we'd really love to spread our wings a bit and visit some new places. And now...to figure out where we want to go.
3. Food. So here's the deal with food and me. I love to cook and I love to eat, but most of the time I find myself eating the same things over and over, and cooking the same things for my family, over and over. I'm bored, and I'm sure Hank and Henry are bored too, even though I know neither would admit it. I feel lazy when I half-ass meal planning and cooking and I hate feeling that way, so instead of being annoyed at myself I'm going to really focus on this area. I ordered a few cookbooks and I'm truly looking forward to trying some new things. And of course I'll be sure to share here.
It's neat to look back over the past year and take stock of growth, and evaluate what worked and what didn't work. 2013 was definitely a year of change and evolution. It was also a year full of a lot of sadness as I lost both my Grandma and a handful of friends (including our dear Andrew) in the same week. When things like that happen, it's a powerful reminder of our own mortality, and if I took anything from those experiences it's the very cliché but very true "life is so short." And it really, really is. In the same year I lost my beloved Nanny, Charlie was born. One of the saddest things right alongside one of the happiest. Death and life all happening at once. It's been a wild, wild ride and although I thought 2012 was a transformative one for me, I'd have to say that this past year topped it by far. It feels good to look back and feel like I really made some strides.
Most of all though, 2013 made me a mom of two with the birth of our sweet Charlie boy, and for that, I will always hold it dear.
So incredibly excited for this new year, and for the all the possibility it holds.
Are you setting any goals, intentions or resolutions for the year? Share below or link me to your post. I'd love to see.
Happy New Year's Eve!