Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 - A New Year, A New Me!

Well, I'm back and I'm SOOO excited! Since I went on my technological sabbatical (specifically from my blog, Facebook, and Pinterest), I have stepped back into a simpler time. I have delved into my writing with a pen and paper, and I've really gotten into it (don't worry, I'll be sharing all of that and the things I've learned over the next couple of months. I have a lot to catch up on, but I'll get to all of that another time.). If I wanted to check up on someone, I'd call or text them - no Facebook stalking. If I needed a recipe, craft idea, or quote, I resorted to one of the million recipes, books or notes I already had (with the exception of just a few things).
For 6 weeks I focused on people instead of things. I spent more time building relationships with my parents. I spent time serving people. I spent time working on my writing, music, and other talents. I found a new appreciation for so many of the things I have in my life (less time focusing on what I don't have). I spent time planning my life out - my goals, my ideas, my plans.
I decided to take a new approach to my resolutions - I started some of them in December. I figured if it was going to take a few weeks to establish some new habits, I had better get started early. So that is exactly what I did. I still have some work to do (still human), but I've spent some time creating my plan for success. This is the year that I tackle my bucket list No more some day. No more "when the time is right". No more waiting for things to "fall into place". This is the year I do instead of dream.

2013 is the year I'm walking 500 miles!
2013 is the year I'm reading the standard works cover to cover!
2013 is the year I'm growing my hair long to donate it (though I'm thinking it may roll over into 2014 - I need 10 inches!)
2013 is the year I'm going to visit Pike Place Market in Washington State (the end of THIS MONTH!!)
2013 is the year I'm going to go a month without chocolate (it's probably going to be February - it's the shortest month and I'm going to need all the help I can get!!)

I plan on doing some other things, and I'll list them out later, but I can tell you right now that this is going to be a GREAT year!!

Here's to a year of becoming!

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