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Look out 2013 … here comes me!

on January 1, 2013

Well, here we are in 2013 – day 1 — how did your New Years Eve go? Ours was fairly low-key – dinner at home (yum!), a comedy show that we were both really excited about, except it sucked (oh well), and then ringing in 2013 together on our couch. Nothing too exciting, but totally comfortable 🙂

When I first started thinking about new goals for the new year , my first thoughts were attainable, small, and measurable. I’m a behaviorist at heart, and I like data and clear definitions – I also wanted to pick goals that were not broad, like “be healthy” …

So, here goes:

  • Emotional well-being : Focus on being positivity & relationships
    •   I’ve already downloaded a “grateful diary” where I can record one positive/good/grateful thing that happened that day. When I participated in this challenge for Elf4Health, I really enjoyed it.
    • Pay it forward 2-3x a month
    • be present – remember that stress happens and that I don’t have to plan everything — not everything can be in my control (someone please remind me I said this tomorrow!)
    • increase social relationships – I am sad to admit that in the past, i have not put all that much weight on relationships outside my romantic one – I have realized that having friends really is important, and I would really like to work on cultivating some close friendships this year (does anyone want to be my friend?) It would also be nice to cultivate some more “couple friends” as well
    • give myself permission for “me time” or “me dates” — i feel guilty for doing this sort of thing and I need to not do that.

  • Fitness goals:
    • my main big one this year is to race (at least one) 5K – I want to pick one, sign up for it, and train for it. This is scary for me to think about re-entering the race world, but it’s really important to me and I’m excited about it
    • Continue my workouts 4-5 days a week – and participate in new kinds of exercise
    • increase my plank time and running mileage
    • Figure out a way for P and I to workout together – this is his new year’s resolution, and I want to help! (but our house workout space  is small and so are our budgets!!)


  • Mental well-being
    • Figure out what I want to do in regards to my career. This one is also really scary. I know that I am not happy where I am – but I’m not miserable either – but I am not passionate about what I do. What’s more scary is I have no idea where to even start or what else I might want to pursue.
    • Learn something new – I miss being in school and I would like to pursue opportunities to enroll in some sort of class — this goals kind of pairs with the first one! Going along with this, I would also like to pursue finding a book club or a flute choir to join
    • continue to grow this blog – this could have gone under emotional well-being I suppose 🙂 This blog makes me incredibly happy, as do all my new friends – I get so many ideas/recipes/motivation from all of you, and I would like to continue to explore this part of my life

  • Other random goals : start putting money back into my/our savings account, think about writing a children’s book again, look into therapy dog school for Fiona & me

Alright– that ended up being a ton of goals. oops. oh well — I guess I have big plans for 2013!! Now I just need to hold myself accountable for the rest of the year 🙂

What are your goals for this new year? Who do you want to be?


6 responses to “Look out 2013 … here comes me!

  1. Love this. I think a lot of people don’t realize ho important emotional health is as well as physical.

    Also That is why I love New Year’s at my house. We are very casual and simple people. We have a nice ham and that is that.

  2. these are all pretty awesome goals. Emotional is a huge component that I want to concentrate on this new year as well.

  3. Gina Diaz says:

    of course I think you are wonderful and these goals are great! so many intriguing things on your list, I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see how it all goes and support you along your journey!

  4. wineanddash says:

    I love this post!! Especially touching on the subject of the emotional goals. Its so true and important. I always tell myself to be present when I’m starting to get stressed out.

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