Saturday, December 29, 2012

looking forward to 2013

As much as I love decorating for 3 months of Holidays, it sure does feel good to have our house back to normal.  Last night I packed away the ornaments and today we took down the tree and some of the lights (not the outside ones, because it's too cold). Our Mantel looks sooo... plain right now, but how adorable is that Silhouette?! My husband painted it for me for Christmas, with some help from Babe. He even took pictures of him painting to show me after I opened it. I just need to find a good spot in the house for it.
Next up, It's time to start planning for my b-day, yay! But first, let's talk about 2013.
I don't usually get too excited about a New Year, because all it means is that I'm getting older, my Babe is getting older and another year has "passed". I also try not to make Resolutions, seriously, I only pick one major thing that I want to do for the year and that way there is no pressure to do a million things I know I won't even attempt. But as I mentioned above...I'm getting older and this year I really want to get some stuff done.
So here are some of the things I am looking forward to getting accomplished in 2013:
  • Create a monthly "Bucket" and/or "To Do" list. I'm pretty good about being organized and creating "lists" but I'm hoping to incorporate at least one fun thing a month, hence the "Bucket" part.
  • Learn how to type properly (I wrote about how I can't type here)
  • make time to read and finish at least two books (harder for me than you might think)
  • run a 10k
  • take a real vacation
  • house related renovations (I won't list them all just in case I only get to one)
  • make a Vlog...scary!
  • start on a path towards becoming a minimalist....also very scary!
  • and finally, as long as the above have been met by some acceptable degree (minus the Vlog thing).... decide if we will have another baby!
Yes. That is the #1 reason I am hoping to get some stuff done this year. My husband and I go back and forth about another baby all the time. Sometimes we really want one and other times we really don't. 2013 will be the year we make a final decision.

Another thing I'm hoping to try, but still on the fence about, is a 365 project as Elsie mentioned on A Beautiful Mess. I would want to try a self portrait a day, not only because I got some new accessories for my camera but also because of the Blog. I LOVE taking pictures of everything and everyone around me but honestly, I feel weird about taking pictures of myself, but maybe I can get use to it if I try it once a day?! I don't know, we'll see.

And in case you are wondering about the whole minimalist thing....I'll be writing about my decision to do it very soon.

Any big plans for you in 2013?


  1. I'm with you on the vacation thing- so ready for one! Love your 2013 goal list! Happy New Year!

  2. I love the silhouette from your husband! Such a sweet gift (and the colors he did it in are awesome). I hope you stay motivated to accomplish all your goals! :-)