Starting 2012 Off Right!

2 Jan

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Hope everyone had an amazing New Years! Ours was extremely low key…dinner with the family and then home to watch The Change Up (hilarious!) and New Years’ Rockin’ Eve. New Years Day was spent cleaning up the holiday decorations and drowning myself a bit in computer time.

But on with my goals for 2012! Last year was the first year I consciously made an effort to make goals and put them out into the Universe (i.e. this blog) and it worked! I accomplished almost everything I set out to do!

So without further ado, here are my goals for an AWESOME 2012!

1.) Practice Yoga Regularly

I started to do this more regularly during the second half of this year and it has felt wonderful! The tricks to accomplish this goal include being willing to go to different gym locations in order to attend yoga classes, starting an at home practice, and/or investing in some sort of membership to a yoga studio.

I’m going to try to keep a note on my calendar of the days that I make it so I can track my progress.

2.) Read More

I’ve always love reading. SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) was my favorite part of school! You can see on my Kindle Reads page that I read 15 books last year. I would like to try to read at least 20 books in 2012. On my must read list include:

 Live Your Yoga – Judith Lasater

Image Source: Amazon

Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Image Source: Amazon

3.) Unplug

This goal is for me as much as The Hubs. I’m going to commit to not checking my phone while talking to The Hubs. This has been one of my worst habits since getting a Smartphone. I’m constantly checking Twitter or my Google Reader or Facebook and I get distracted from whatever he is saying. It really annoys him!

One of my goals is blog related (see #4), so I’m not going to be able to unplug completely. My plan is to set aside an hour a day to do anything computer related. I’ll discuss with The Hubs ahead of time so that perhaps he can pursue his own hobby (running or watching a horror movie on Netflix).

This is going to be one of the most difficult goals for me to tackle!

4.) Finish Projects

There are two projects that need to be finished in 2012 (at least for now…)!

The first is to make both sets of parents wedding albums. Two years and two months later and I still haven’t done it! I need to make this a priority this year.

I’ve heard awesome things about Blurb, so I think I’m going to use that site to create my books.

Photo Taken by Peters Photography

The second project also involves wedding pictures. We have ZERO up in our house, ZERO printed out.

When I saw this small hallway picture project Katie over at Bower Power did, I just knew I needed to duplicate it!

Source: via Jen on Pinterest

So far I have one frame that’s got nada in it. At least it’s a start though!

5.) Blog Related

I have a couple of goals for the blog this year.

First, I’m in the process of transitioning over to WordPress . The switch has been recommended by many and after seeing the smooth transition Amy over at Dandelion Paperweight had, I figured I would give it a shot. I’m still working on making the blog look the way I want it and adding a few things and I’ll make sure to let you know when when the move is complete, but you can already go ahead and update your Readers now since I plan on posting in both places during the transition. I hope you all will follow me over there as I think WordPress will allow me to connect better with each and every one of you through easy comment replies!

Second, I’d like to put myself out there with the posts I write. I have about 7 posts regarding my journey so far in trying to conceive, but I just haven’t hit publish yet. Perhaps I’ll put myself out there even more and apply to be a recurring blogger on popular blog. Or maybe just a guest post here or there.

This blog has been such a wonderful outlet that I want to do my best to keep up with it the whole of 2012!

6.) Travel

This goal worked out for me last year with our trip to Seattle, so I hope it works again in 2012!

We already have trips planed to Vegas for Garth Brooks and San Luis Obispo for my sister’s graduation.

Image Source: disneybrent

If we can swing it though, I’d like to take one more trip, perhaps to Chicago! I’ve been wanting to go to Chicago forever to visit a friend from grad school. It looks like a beautiful city and I’ve heard wonderful things about it!

Image Source: jarek69 & evelyn

I’m sure these goals may change and evolve as the year progresses (I may even get ambitious and make some new ones!), but for now this is a good start!

I’m sure I may come up with additional goals as the year evolves, but for now this is a good start!

What are your goals for 2012??


4 Responses to “Starting 2012 Off Right!”

  1. amyc83 January 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    love that glider/bench!! Congrats for all you accomplished!

    • Jen January 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Thanks! We got the bench from Home Depot. It’s the Martha Stewart one! I definitely need to use it more this coming spring!


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