Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Resolutions

Happy 2013 everyone!

Guys, I'm real behind on blogging. Like it's January and I haven't even blogged about things before Christmas, or even Christmas for that matter.

But it's January and I'm loving all of the resolution posts because I realized I didn't set one single goal last year. Now I'm kind of bummed I didn't.

I remember as a kid my parents would call each of us into their bedroom and we'd have to set goals with them and they would write them down. I dreaded it as a kid, but I kind of love that now as an adult. Isn't that the way it always goes?

So lets pretend I have already blogged Christmas and I'm ready to blog some resolutions, because it feels really good when you're able to accomplish them. I'll set 6 goals, essentially one for every two months to make it easier to take stock of my progress throughout the year.

1. Get a new job: My job is a job, is a job. But it's a really boring job. They don't really have enough work for me to do and it's killing all of the motivation that exists in my life.

2. Find something to fulfill my creative need: Don't you just have something inside of you that yearns to create something beautiful. Well, my crafts don't always turn out beautiful, so I want to find something I love to do, and that I can do well.

3. Read 50 books: Why is everyone's goal 50? Oh well, I'll stay on the bandwagon. I probably read 50 last year. I've read close to 20 since August, so hopefully I can do it again next year. This will be a breeze depending on how long it takes me to reach goal 1. I read a lot at my job.

4. Attend the Temple once a month: Guys, I'm ready to hang my head in shame and admit I haven't been to the temple since I've been back. Not for lack of trying. We checked online, and we went, and it was closed. boo. We've never been great about this, but I hope making it a resolution will help.

5. Make more friends:  I work to maintain the friends I have, but it's hard to see my friends from high school as we've gotten older and had kids (them, not me) and moved further away. Really, it's hard to make friends, but I'm ready for the challenge. Have any ideas to share on how you've made new friends in the last few years? Please share them.

6. Explore my town/be less lazy: This is a two part goal that works together. I'm naturally very lazy, so it's easy to get into a rut with coming home and watching gossip girl until bedtime. This next year I really want to take advantage of the great things this valley offers and go to more events around town and get out of the house a little more. Hopefully this will also help our bodies be more active as well. I guess this is my way of seeking adventure on a budget.

So there they are. My plan is, since there are 6 of them, once a month or once every two months see where I'm at and see what I've done and haven't done.

Good luck to all of our with your 2013 goals!


Torrie said...

What helped me a TON to do more temple work was to get into family history. At first, I was super wary about it (because it just seemed so complicated and like it had all been done), but ever since I learned how to do the research last summer, I've been HOOKED--and it's been SO easy to go to the temple ever since because I feel like I really KNOW the people I'm doing the work for, ya know?

As for the socializing part, you could try what we did--we made ourselves invite other people from our new ward over to dinner or dessert at least every other month (usually followed up by games). We've made some of our best friends up here because of it.

Best of luck with your resolutions! You're going to do great :)

Autumn said...

I'm going to have to agree with Torrie...doing family history will definitely make you want to go more. I have found I am much better at going by myself than I am with Devin. Since we just moved to Georgia in August I often just ask a lady in the ward to go on a temple date with me because I still need help sometimes. We grab lunch afterwards and it usually helps me make a new friend.

Most of my clothes from Utah are completely obsolete in Georgia. It is REALLY WARM here.

Way cool about you and your husband going to the peace corps!

Beth Ann said...

Such a pretty blog -and I must say that you pull off that hat you're wearing in your profile picture quite well. ;) God bless you in the new year!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am the same way about finding a new job. Good luck to both of us!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Here's to a fantastic 2013!!!! Finding great friends is never easy. :( And good luck on the job hunt. I have a feeling you are going to find a fantastic one.


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You can definitely accomplish all of these goals! If there's any books you want to read and don't have let me know because I'm trying to give away a bunch of mine! I may have to move again soon and I don't want to move them!

Kayla Peveler said...

Hey girl-- thanks for your super sweet comment on my blog. I want to reply to it, but I can't! You are showing up as a "no-reply blogger"! You should be able to switch this in your settings! So we can chat next time you leave me a sweet message :)

Leah said...


These are great goals! I have to admit, I didn't set any specific goals for 2013 but my main aim is to just take it one day at a time and do the best I can (my dad's advice when I asked him for some general "life advice." I think it's pretty much applicable to any situation). I hope you and Hal are doing well and are finding happiness in the states! Miss you two.

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