Tuesday, January 1

2013 Goals

I've never been much for resolutions but I decided that this year I would make some goals for myself. Hopefully this will help me to accomplish various things that I've been wanting to do for a long time, but just never got around to doing. Whenever I write things down I find it easier to do the things set out for me. So lets go. 
  • Write one letter a week. I enjoy writing letters but never am determined enough to do it on a weekly basis. I'd really like the start writing at least one letter/card a week!
  • Read two "for fun" books a month. I've noticed that since starting college I haven't made the time to settle down and read things just for the fun of it. I don't make the time in my schedule, and I hope that for the next year I will be able to make myself read more things for my own enjoyment. 
  • Learn guitar {finally!}. I've been wanting to learn guitar for years. I feel like it will be very useful to me, and just something I can do for enjoyment. It really kills me not having a piano in my room at school to just play when I'm stressed out, and if I knew how to play guitar it could be another way to play out my frustrations.
  • Ride my bike more. In 2012 I barely ever rode my oh so favorite bicycle. It was such as shame, as I absolutely adore riding my bike. So I'm hoping that in 2013 I can ride it whenever possible rather than driving places.
  • Blog three days a week. By the end of 2013 I really started slacking in the blogging realm and I'd like to get back to a regular schedule. Three days a weeks seems like a fair amount, not too big of a deal but not too small either.
  • Read the Bible all the way through. I've been wanting to read the Bible all the way through for years now and have never done it. Usually as soon as I get to Leviticus I quit, but I'm determined to do it this year. I figure I should fully read that in which I believe so deeply, so I'm hoping this year I read it all the way through.
  • Write in a journal. I really want to get to writing, writing by hand. Often. There's something to romantic about looking through a journal full of thoughts and ink. Hopefully this year I can do it. 
  • Get a 3.5 GPA or higher. This semester I got a 3.8 {putting me on the Dean's List!} and my goal for the year {next two semesters} is to get at least a 3.5. I'd be happier with a 3.8 or above, but I'll set realistic goals. 
  • Set weekly and monthly goals for myself. Breaking all of these big goals into smaller goals every week and month will help me to accomplish them... I hope. Even setting goals that have nothing to do with those listed above, it will be a good way to help myself progress. 
May 2013 treat you even better than 2012. May you conquer your biggest dreams, and find hope in these times. May every roadblock that comes in your path be followed with a solution. May you find joy, and love. And may this year bring to you everything you desire. 


  1. As a long time journaler, I have to tell you, it's SO rewarding! I have this plan to give my kids my high school journals so they can avoid what I did -- which is take everything so seriously! I love looking through my old journals. I have Danny and I's entire relationship down to the day and time detailed, plus my entire time at college, high school, middle school... Journaling is so awesome.

    Good luck on your goals!

  2. I hope you complete all of your goals :) xxx

  3. Ah, I have some of the same goals. =) I just started journaling in November, and it's been really fun. I'm definitely going to be keeping it up.
    Hope you have a great year!


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