Saturday, January 5, 2013

13 goals and resolutions in 2013

I know, I know another resolution post - are you sick of them yet? I have to say I have been a little bit sneaky and reading everyone else's posts to inspire me and help me reflect on what I want from this year. 

For me 2012 was a year where I made foundations, I committed to relationships, I became more financially responsible, I made wiser health decisions, I followed some dreams and sadly realised I had to let some go - I kind of sorted out all the boring stuff! In 2013 I really want those adult decisions to start paying off a little bit.

So below is the 13 things I want to accomplish in the coming year - some are goals, some are resolutions but in the end I hope it turns out to be one fantastic year (I am a little superstitious and worried about this whole 13 business but fingers crossed).

1. Prioritise my relationship - knowing that Brendan loves me no matter what sometimes means I put other things first but I know that our relationship should come first.
2. Go overseas - yeah I need to stop banging on about this and book our tickets.
3. Go to bootcamp three times a week 
4. Read 12 books - I use to read a book a fortnight, but I have been reading the last book I started for 6 months, I need to prioritize
5. Be financially chic - being financially responsible makes me feel much more secure I want to keep building on these good habits
6. Shop for quality not quantity - this kind of builds on the previous goal - I love shopping but I need to shop smarter and not shop on impulse (or if I am impulsively shopping buy something I need)
7. Build our own piece of furniture - inspired by this post, I really want to make something myself.
8. Blog consistently and passionately
9. Take more photos and improve my skills
10. Build Time After Tea vintage (this is so vague but I haven't quite figured out the specifics yet, even if it is learning to sew so I can do my own alterations)
11. Be more spontaneous
12. Buy a home - yeah this one is probably the most aspirational but you never know.
13.  Slow down - not necessarily do less, but appreciate the moment instead of worrying about the future

So some of these are quite specific and some are quite broad but I really want to capture the things that are important for me in 2013. What are your goals for the year?

6 comments:

  1. What a mature and sophisticated list of resolutions. I wish mine sounded the same! :D
    Would love to join you on reading 12 books! I plough through a book for months...

    Anyhow, maybe you have seen my list of 13 for 2013 already? http://www.juanitatortilla.com/2012/12/13-things-for-2013.html

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  2. Fabulous goals! Buy that ticket! Just do it! Shopping smart and being financially chic are things I'm hoping to be a bt more aware of this year too.

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  3. I don't really have much goals for this year sorted at the moment. But I want to blog more, enjoy life and come out of my shell

    Xo Stephanie

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  4. I think your list is great. Can't wait to keep up with what you do this year :) x

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  5. Love your goals Megan! I haven't formally sat down to create a list but I do have one in my head. Something along these lines:

    1. Continue eating healthy and being more active (I started this about 3 months ago, and more seriously about 2 weeks ago and I really just want to make sure its not just a phase)
    2.Blog and Vlog more regularly.
    3.Make a baby (yeah this is a big one I know!)
    4.List items more regularly on etsy/ebay.
    5.Develop good habits around the home (like cleaning up dishes right away and not leaving clothes on the ground).

    xxx

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  6. Love your resolutions! I really hope you get to travel and buy a house (how exciting!). My plan is to take better care of myself - gym, eating, stress etc. I have too many illnesses that are made worse by stress and bad eating, so I need to slow down and re-prioritise my life.

    x Jasmine

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