Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Year to Come: 2013

Yesterday, I posted my final status around all of the goals I'd set for myself in 2012. And, really, I did a terrible job of following through on my list for the year. But I accomplished some of those goals, AND I had a baby, so I'm still going to consider it a successful year.

Now, it's time to move on to 2013, and I, for one, am excited for what the new year will bring.


1) Lose the pregnancy weight.

2) Give up meat for a month.

3) Complete the Couch to 5K program.

4) Run an organized 5K.

5) Clean/reorganize my closet.

6) Take a belated anniversary trip with Steve, a long weekend somewhere without the kids.

7) Make a meal entirely on my own (I don't cook, so this might be the biggest one of the year!)

8) Create an art wall in my staircase.

9) Organize a workspace for me.

10) Attend The Blathering in Charleston.

11) Read at least one book a month.

12) Take Brigid and Caitlin to South Bend for a weekend (preferably a football weekend).

13) Research/practice meditation.

14) Find a yoga studio and start taking classes regularly.

15) Find a 'mommy and me' class of some sort for Brigid and I to attend.

16) Write something, anything, not blog related.

17) Take one lunch break a week, even if it's only 15 minutes, to sit somewhere quiet and recalibrate/reflect/replan the next few days. (when I go back to work...)

18) Start taking outfit photos again, in an effort to wear everything already in my closet instead of shopping for new items.

19) Be more consistent in updating my family blog, because my parents give me a hard time when I let it lag, and my personal blog, because I'm not as happy with myself when I let it lag.

20) Start reading my favorite blogs again, since I haven't even LOOKED at my reader feed in months, and I miss keeping up with it.

21) Find a general practitioner and get a physical.

22) Throw Brigid a NYE party next year, complete with hats, noisemakers, and fun food, since she was really excited to stay up until midnight this year, but I was so tired from the baby's schedule that we faked midnight for her at 11PM.

23) Send more mail...thank you notes, birthday cards, and 'just because' messages.

24) Try a juice fast/cleanse.

25) Decide, once and for all, what I want to be when I grow up, and formulate a plan to get myself there.


  1. What's The Blathering??

    This is the year that I will find a dentist. I found my doctor last year. :)

    Happy New Year!! I faked midnight, too, and fell asleep at 11pm. It was perfect. :)

  2. First of all, congrats on the new baby! Just checked out your other blog and she is adorable. Brigid is getting so big too. These are some good goals for 2013. I would like to send more mail too. I know it's fun to get a nice card or letter in the mail every now and then instead of just bills and junk, lol. Heather

  3. I love your goals! I fervently hope to be a part of #10. And I am hereby inviting myself to #22, because that just sounds SO.FUN.

    Happy 2013, Tara!

  4. haha...i forgot to put #25 on my list! GOOD ONE!



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