Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I've seen a lot of anti-resolutions posts this year, saying it's better to take a daily approach to bettering yourself. I agree on some level, but I love to set goals for myself at the beginning of each year and then at the end look back to see what I've accomplished. I feel good about 2012, since it's the first year I don't have something huge (like a wedding or house-buying) looming on the horizon, so I can focus my attention on other things.

Get Lost. In 2011, I spent my vacation days and travel budget on visiting family, and it was wonderful. But I'm in desperate need of an adventure. I'd love to commit to going somewhere new each season — whether it be New Orleans, Asheville, or Venice.

Get Crafty. I've found so many projects (mostly via Pinterest) that I want to try but rarely get around to doing. Whether I have to force myself to go to Michael's or host a craft night with friends, I will get my craft on this year. Starting with this, this, or this.

Write. After more than 10 years, I think I'll start keeping a personal journal again. I also want to do more freelancing and maybe even write some poetry.

Get Strummy. I got Todd a ukulele for Christmas (two actually, long story), and I plan to borrow it and learn how to play. I've always wanted to play a musical instrument and this one seems easy enough to learn.

Stay Home. Todd and I both stayed so busy this year that a weekend at home with absolutely nothing to do seemed like a luxury. We have so many plans for this little house, and we can't make them happen if we're running around town like hooligans. Here's to porch-sitting, dinner parties, painting, gardening, and patio-building.


  1. I hope that you do write some poetry! I would love to read it!! :)

  2. I think you have some lovely goals. :-)

  3. Such good resolutions! I love the new year. Even if we don't keep them, I like the idea of a fresh start!