Thursday, January 2, 2014

Oh, Hello There


My chalkboard for our New Year's Eve Dinner.
 
This last year... well, let's just say I was happy to wish it Bon Voyage on it's journey to the place called the past.  G and I rung in 2014 with friends in our home.  A simple meal, lots of bubbly, and a reminder of what I want going forward.  So, as most bloggers are apt to do this time of year, here is my list of goals for 2014:

• Begin blogging 3 times a week.  I've missed blogging terribly, and after discussing it with G I realized setting up a schedule would help me.  I will be aiming to post on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

• Work on my friendships here.  I tend to worry I'm being a bother to people, as everyone is so busy.  But after having a friend call me out on it, I've realized I'm isolating myself because they think that I don't want to get together!

• Host more dinner/cocktail parties.  I always have such a blast!

• Join the Y.  I need to start putting my self as a little bit higher of priority.  So, I'll be starting to run again, starting at 3 times a week.  Found a Y just a little over a mile from my house, so I can stop stressing over trying to get to base (over half an hour away) just to work out.

• I'm aiming to get back down to the size I was 4 years ago when we moved here.  Basically, I'd like my favorite clothes to fit again! I loathe having to buy new clothes when I have perfectly lovely ones just waiting to get acquainted again.

• Work through at least the first 3 (of 5) levels of the Rosetta Stone French so that my fluency will return. 

• Take time for myself each week (on Thursdays) for pampering. 

• Put more money away so that we can take a vacation or two sometime this next year (even a weekend would be nice!). 

• Read a minimum of 1 book a week.  I'm accepting that I don't have as much time to read as I'd like, but I need to make it more of a priority.

I know, I know, lots of goals, but I'm excited for a fresh start.  

Until Sunday,
Kate

14 comments:

  1. I'll look forward to your posts!

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    1. Shelley, thank you, I look forward to posting more!

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    1. Happy New Year Stephanie! I hope this one is wonderful for you!

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  3. Happy New Year, woohooo! Here's to more posts in the future!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you Ping! So excited for this year!

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  4. Great goals! It's scary putting them out there to the community, but the accountability will be a terrific incentive to stay true to what you want to accomplish this year.

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    1. I think the accountability should be super helpful. It's scary, because there is always the chance something could end up changing, but I like a challenge!

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration, Kate! Wishing you a blessed, happy new year.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm hoping we all have incredibly blessed years!

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  6. I'm looking forward to seeing you in my blog feed again :) By the way, GREAT job on the chalkboard! It's beautiful, looks professionally done.

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    1. Cassandra, Thank you! Sore arms after, but I do love a good chalkboard!

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    1. Happy New Year Jacqui! I'm aiming high!

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