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I’m recycling my New Year’s resolutions

I love the chance to start fresh. Start over. Make changes. Look back. Set goals. Improve.

As I look at last year – there were obvious high points. But I certainly did NOT meet the majority of my goals. So this year, instead of setting all new ones, I’m just “recycling” my resolutions and goals for this coming year – with a couple of tweaks. I figured, if I didn’t get it done last year, then I still have work to do!

So here are my Stars from last year and Wishes for the future!

STARS from 2012

WISHES for 2013 

  • Have my oldest son potty trained (it’s been a long, hard road!)
  • Take cooking classes (I got a gift certificate for Christmas!)
  • Also photography classes too!
  • Go to bed before midnight (almost never happened at all last year!)
  • Write down the gifts in my life (yes, I’ve been reading 1000 gifts – it’s actually kind of inspiring!)
  • Pen a children’s book – still a top writing dream
  • Bake bread and rolls for dinner!
  • Date nights are a must – we had about two last year and need to focus on this more!
  • Order more blog business cards – I ran out!
  • Develop my blog into more personal writing and less branded posts (Sorry sponsors, I love you but I need more family time!)
  • Go camping!
  • Read more books
  • Enlarge photos of our travels to decorate the house
  • Attend a blog conference – maybe. I’m not so sure of this goal anymore as it seems many conferences are just about swag and parties. That’s not really what I’m after.
  • Write more poetry
  • Blog more about local places
  • Visit with family more often
  • Go for long walks
  • Spend less (especially on temporary stuff)
  • Reduce clutter (I’ve been working on donating a lot of items we don’t need or use!)

There… that list looks just fine to me. Sure they are mostly repeats but… a good goal is still good a year later, right?

What are your goals for the new year? Stick with me as I do more reflection and goal-setting this week to prepare myself for a new year!

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5 ways to stay on top of your New Year! Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery | A Year with Mom & Dad

Thursday 10th of January 2013

[...] How are we all doing on our New Year’s Goals and Resolutions? [...]

Sarah Jane

Thursday 10th of January 2013

I too would like to blog more often about local places, especially since it's more unique that my breastfeeding or knitting posts. :)

Sarah Jane

Thursday 10th of January 2013

I too would like to blog more often about local places, especially since it's more unique that my breastfeeding or knitting posts. :)

T Rex Mom

Thursday 3rd of January 2013

I need to write out my goals. Thank you for the reminder.

I am SO happy your goal of having baby number # transpired and he is so healthy, happy, and BIG!

I actually have been working on a series of children's books. They are only going to be for our kids and close family but I may send you a copy when the first is done. My sister is working on the illustrations for them, too. I do like how we have this goal in common.

Oh, both hubby and I are really going to work hard at getting to bed earlier. We are almost never asleep before midnight.

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