Sunday, January 6, 2013

So Long 2012! Welcome 2013!

It's interesting to read posts regarding the New Year.  A lot of people look back and are thankful that 2012 is over because it wasn't so good to them.  It was filled with loss, a lack of money, heartbreak, sadness, and unfulfillment.  They welcome 2013 because it is a chance to leave all of those things behind.  Hearing that makes me sad. I understand that it seems like a fresh start, but for me, it is a chance to relish in all the wonderful, beautiful, gracious moments of the past year. 

For me, 2012 was the best year of my life thus far.  I may have only lived 23 years so far, but this past year has been the best one.  I passed my thesis (with what I went through to get there, it was a serious accomplishment), graduated college, found an apartment and moved finals week, went to Disney World!, worked at Millersville for one final summer, nannyed part-time until I found my amazing job at Sight & Sound.  I'm not going to lie-not much could top all of that!

But here's to 2013-a year of possibility! A year trying just a little harder, eating just a little better, worrying just a little less.

Here's just a few of my goals...
1. Create a budget and stick to it!
Now that I am paying my student loans, I need to create a budget to keep me financially stable.

2. Get back into yoga.
When I was working as a nanny and wasn't working at Sight & Sound, I did yoga a few times.  There's a great studio up the road but I just haven't been back with my schedule.  The evening classes are more advanced than my level and the levels I could do haven't worked out.  But I would like to try to get to more.

3. Make more recipes & experiment more with cooking
I'm sick of just throwing something together because I didn't plan well enough.  I really would like to meal plan better, make recipes, and be smarter about my food

4. Unplug sometimes!
I'm way too plugged in.  Since I do most of my job at my computer/with my phone, I'm always connected.  When I come home, I'm reading blogs, texting, playing games on my iPad etc... but sometimes I just need to shut it all down.

5. Breathe. Stop being afraid of so much.  Stop letting anxiety rule.
I struggle with stress.  I struggle with anxiety problems. Sometimes I have it in control-other times, not so much. I'm working to just breathe and work on being in the moment.

That's just a taste of what I'd like to do this year.  Best of luck with whatever dreams and goals you're pursuing this year!

1 comment:

  1. These are great! Turns out I'm really good at making a budget, just not sticking to it. :) And I really like the idea of "Unplugged" I'm in front of a screen all the time!