I love the fresh clean start of a new year. I am a list maker by nature, so resolutions and goals for the new year are always my favorite.
Fitness & Nutrition. There are big things that I always resolve to do each year, like taking better care of myself with what I'm putting into my body and working harder on becoming fit through consistent exercise. As I'm getting older (I'll be 30 in April, eeek!) I realize more and more that I can't just eat junk like I could when I was younger.
Organization. I would love to start a cleaning schedule in our house. I feel like my cleaning routine is so haphazard. If I could do certain chores on certain days every week I think it would definitely be easier to keep the house clean. Also keeping our dining room table and kitchen island free of clutter is high on my priority list, a cluttered house makes me feel like things are chaotic.
Spending vs. Saving. I am a spender, shopper, and just a general waster sometimes. I will admit this. I just love to shop. But this year I want to make a conscious effort to value quality over quantity. We want to really boost our savings account and save for some big purchases we need (or want) to make. A car for Tim, he is long overdue for a new car. We're hoping his 1999 Subaru can hold out for 6 more months or so. Renovating our flooded basement, we got money from the insurance company - but only for the very basic so may need to kick in some extra (hopefully not). Installing pergo wood floors throughout our first floor, this is a want, certainly, not a need. But, would it make our lives a ton easier with the dog? YES. Tim's cousin's destination wedding, we really want to go but need to see how the year goes.
Patience. Something I severely lack. I need to really work on being more patient, with the dog, with Tim, and just patient in general. I am always in a rush to get things done. I blame the fast paced work environment at my company, but I know this is something I personally should work on.
Build my Blog. I really want to work harder on my blog in the new year. I love sharing bits of pieces of our life here, if for nothing else than as a diary to look back on. This past year went by so fast it's nice to go back and read my posts on it. I want to post consistently, work on the quality of my pictures, and create recurring series that inspire me.
Cheers to 2013! What are your resolutions?