Thursday, January 9, 2014

My 2014 Resolutions

I always try to not make resolutions that I cannot reach or that will make me pressure myself into reaching. I prefer to make fun adventures and easy attainable goals. Because who doesn't like that feeling of satisfaction when you're able to cross something off of your list?!

Kate Spade agenda
1. Say yes more. - It's time to start living a bit more and stop hiding behind a "no".

2. Read at least 65 books. - Last year, I read 103. Let's see what I get done this year!

3. Have more date nights in. - I am a homebody through and through, but I feel like we're going out for most of our date nights. I don't always need a movie or dinner out.

4. Eat out at least three new restaurants. - I love trying new places and new foods, especially when traveling.

5. Do another Project 5 or 10 Pan. - I try to do one every year.

6. Start the adoption process. - After we move, this is the first big thing on my list. We are ready to be a family of three. I can't tell you how annoyed I get at people who keep telling us not to worry about it, not to focus on it, or try to talk us out of it. I'm sorry, but that's the wrong thing to say to someone. Don't tell me I shouldn't want kids right now or that I shouldn't make having one a priority. Those kinds of statements hurt me just as much as the "when do you plan on getting pregnant?" question, which I can't due to infertility. I know people mean well, but things like that are best left unsaid to others.

7. See more of Toronto. - I've been here since 2004 and there's still loads to see and do! And lots of it is free. Time to get out and explore!

8. Try more new recipes. - I love trying new recipes. Hello, Pinterest, do your magic this year!

9. Focus on quality more than quantity. - Enough said.

10. Wear more color.- I do wear color, but not that often. I freakin' looooove neutrals.

11. Face a fear. - Every year, this makes my list. I try not to hide behind fears.

12. Continue with Meatless Monday. - Going on my third year. I have had a few Mondays where I slip up, but I do my best to stick with it.

13. Interact a lot more with all of you. - I try to talk to you as much as possible, but I can do better!

14. Celebrate the big 3-0 in style.- My last few months in my 20s. Looking forward to seeing what my 30s bring. I'm not one for big birthday celebrations, but I want to mark this occasion with something special. Let the planning commence!

9 comments

Emily said...

You have a great list. I wish you tons of luck with the adoption!


Emily
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Janine said...

Wow, 103 books! Even 65 is a lot more than I usually manage to read in a year. You should do a monthly recap on the books that you've read! :) And good luck with the adoption process - can't wait to read your progress on it!

Maria Byrom said...

Very impressive resolutions, far better than mine, and wow all those books! Best of luck with the adoption process, my husband and I adopted our three boys in 2011 so I know where you're at. x

Maria
Beauty Aware

Karen Calladine said...

I love your resolutions. It sounds like you have a great outlook on life x

Harija said...

Love it
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Vanessa N said...

Haha, I'm constantly baffled by how big Toronto is, but that's mainly because I stay inside my house too much! (When I met up with you, not gonna lie, it was my first time inside the ACC!)

I hope the adoption process goes well!! It's beautiful to see families get larger, so hopefully everything works in your favour!

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Rebecca B. Bird said...

Good luck with all of your goals! And extra good luck with #6! It's a big (but wonderful) step. :) I'm also trying to think of an interesting way to celebrate my 30th, but it's next month and so far I haven't come up with anything, gulp!

Jackie said...

These really are fantastic goals, and seem a lot more personal than the typical ones you here time and time again.

I think we all take our own cities for granted and don't explore nearly as much as a tourist would in a year.

xo Jackie
Something About That

Jackie said...

These really are fantastic goals, and seem a lot more personal than the typical ones you here time and time again.

I think we all take our own cities for granted and don't explore nearly as much as a tourist would in a year.

xo Jackie
Something About That

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