Thursday, January 3, 2013

13 in 2013

Hello Bloggy Friends -

With the new year quietly creeping along, I thought I'd share with you my 13 "resolutions" for 2013. I usually don't make resolutions so this year I was excited to do so! 
  1. Begin to set aside money to play. I'll start at $50 each month and go from there. Once I've done this for 6 months or a year, I will do something wonderfully splendid! I'll take a cruise or buy a plane ticket or something. It won't be much, but it will be something. And I will have planned it! 
  2. Experiment more in the kitchen. I usually fall into the same-'ol-same-'ol and it's boring! So, for breakfast the other day, I made poached eggs! Not the craziest thing out there, but it's something I've never done that I've always wanted to do! I need work, but I'll get there! 
  3. Find my decorating style! I've been in my new house for 7 months now. I need to decide on paint colors and a style that I like. And I need to commit to it!
  4. Join a gym with a pool. While in Arizona over Christmas, I went with Rocket Man's niece and nephew to their swim practice a couple times. While I was a swimmer, I was never a medal-winning swimmer. But, I liked it. And watching them swim, I missed it. I'll start this again and get myself healthier. 
  5. Remember/relearn all that I learned in my college photo class. Rocket Man's Christmas gift this year was a beautiful/amazing/wonderful Canon DSLR. I'm in love with this camera. So, I will find places to use this and I will remember everything I learned. I will also need to invest in an external hard drive to store all my images. 
  6. Be a duck. A what? A duck. Meaning, I won't let myself sit and stew over things people have said or done. I will ask myself "will this matter in 5 days, months, years?" and if it won't, I will move on! 
  7. Keep my house cleaner. The faster I type this list, the sooner my floors will get some attention. Two black labs and one long and fluffy haired cat make quite a mess!
  8. Show Rocket Man what he means to me. Sometimes I take him fore granted and I don't want him to feel that way. 
  9. Make less impulse buys. This links back to #1. When I successfully do not impulse buy, I will keep track of the amount I've saved and add that to my play savings. 
  10. Spread the "Tupperword." If you start to see a monthly email from yours truly, read through and check it out! It will include the monthly specials that I may have handpicked! If you buy tons, maybe I'll get a promotion!! 
  11. Continue to learn Spanish. I have Rosetta Stone from my company. I will make a more concerted effort to study. 
  12. Mail people their cards, gifts, etc. I call my guest bedroom the gift graveyard. I have SOOOO many cards and gifts that have been purchased with good intentions and then they waste away because I don't go to the post office. 
  13. Find/Create more time to spend with the girls. I've changed a lot in the past year and I've moved a little away from my girls. Making a renewed connection with those ladies will be a point I choose to make this year. 

(Second try... Much better, don't you think?)

1 comment:

  1. These sound like great resolutions. I really need to do 7 and 9!
    I didn't make any specific resolutions this year, because of my 30 by 30 list. Most of those things are for 2013 anyway. :)