Well, well, well. Here we are.
January 1, 2013.
An entirely new year. Blemish-free. The cleanest slate there is. There’s just something about this day that brings so much hope, as we embark on a new year and a new journey. My New Year’s Eve was low-key and not too terribly exciting. No midnight kisses for this girl! (Unless dachshund kisses count?) Ah, maybe next year.
Now it’s time to get to work! My theme for the year, as I wrote about yesterday, is “Do The Work.” This year is going to be about big, fantastic, incredible changes but I have to put in the crazy difficult work to achieve them. It’s not going to be an exciting year, but it is going to set the groundwork for exciting years to come.
And, as in years past, I have made a bunch of resolutions. I ended up achieving over half of the goals I set last year and I’m hoping to do even better this year!
Health and Fitness
> Lose 50 lbs.
> Train for a 5K, and set a new personal record.
> Get my wisdom teeth removed.
> Eat less meat.
> Quit soda cold turkey.
> Complete the Spartan 1,000. (100 jump squats, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups, and 400 burpees. Gulp.)
> Put myself on a strict budget and evaluate how I am doing on a monthly basis.
> Save at least $83 per month to have $1,000 saved by the end of the year.
> Pay off my last credit card.
> Set up a payment plan with the collection agency holding my ER visit bill.
> Spend less than $100 on Kindle books. (I spent over $350 in 2012. THREE. HUNDRED. AND. FIFTY. DOLLARS. I, um, have a problem.)
> Write and edit a novel.
> Participate in NaNoWriMo 2013.
> Get at least 3 freelance articles published.
> Buy a car.
> Go to 3 social events per month.
> Travel by myself to visit a blog friend. (Tentative plans to visit NYC with Melissa. Iwantthistohappensobadlyomg.)
> Get a tattoo.
> Complete Project 333.
> Send one piece of snail mail a month.
> Read 100 books.
> Memorize 24 Bible verses by participating in the Siesta Scripture Memory Team.
Whew! I am so excited about these goals and I can’t wait to share my journey throughout this year. First recap will be in April!
Have a great first day of 2013, everyone!