Something about this New Year really feels like a fresh start. Today being the first real Monday of the new year, we’re almost back to the schedules and routine of normal life. But for the past week, I’ve been thinking hard about my resolutions. I didn’t make any resolutions last year, and I don’t want to make that mistake again. But 2013 is going to be a better year than 2012. I can feel it. So here are the resolutions that are going to help me make it a great year.
Make it memorable. I think this simple phrase is going to be my motto for 2013. I want to invest more in friendships, in making memories, in my husband and in myself. I get frustrated because I don’t know what our life will look like in the future, and I forget that my life is happening now. I don’t want to waste it, I want to make it memorable.
Exercise. I loved working out before I had a 9-5-er and commuted 2 hours a day. It’s time to re-familiarize myself with that love of being active.
Keep checking things off my 101 in 1001 List. This is a fun one! I’ve got a lot of work to do!
Read more books. I love when Allen and I head to bed a little early and have time to read and slow down before bed.
Blog smarter. This little blog has become such a happy place for me this past year – thank you, thank you! I can easily sit down to blog and get lost in the internet. I want to do more and grow this blog and see what happens! PS – Heading to Alt Summit in a couple of weeks will surely be an inspiration!
Identify what inspires me. Inspiration sometimes feels like a figment of my imagination. I read about my favorite bloggers and graphic designers finding inspiration somewhere, I honestly wonder where I find mine. I don’t know what sparks an idea or a productive feeling, and I think it would be helpful to identify and channel that.
Be real on this blog. Since 2012 was such a difficult year for us, I hesitated to share myself or my heart, because my heart was in pretty bad shape. I was discouraged and sad. I hated not being real, but I didn’t want to be a downer all the time either. It was uplifting and refreshing to keep this blog as a happy place, but I want it to be a real place as well.
Thank you all for being here, coming back, reading, commenting and sharing… I am grateful for each of you and the freedom you allow me on this blog. Thank you. And here’s to 2013!