What I’d like for 2013

2013I could write a whole list of things I’d like to do this year, but it might not be the best approach since I rarely make it work. Instead I’ll just try to summarize:

I’d like this year to be more lean. Physically, clutter wise, bills, let’s thin it all out where we can. (This does not mean my crafting supplies, Frank! It’ll be expensive to replace it all…) Shopping for the time being will have to be replace, not to expand.

I’d like this year to be more creative. Crafting, blogging, food, home…I seem to thrive in a creative environment where I’m allowed to create, to design, to embrace that side of my brain that comes up with stuff.

I’d like this year to be less comparative. The grass is NOT always greener and it just makes me sad when I think I’m not good enough or doing well enough. Sometimes I get a little jealous and there’s no need to be.

I’d like this year to be more educational. Learning is so important! I’d like to take classes, learn my new camera and lenses, do more puzzles.

I’d like this year to be more productive. Work wise, crafting wise, moving more and sweating it out…sometimes I feel like a slug and there’s no reason for that! Get moving and get it done. I’d like to actually complete my projects and To-Do lists.

I’d like this year to feel prettier and see more beauty. Me, my surroundings, my  mood…beauty is really all around us and within, I just need to find it sometimes. This also means I’d like to continue working on looking “put together” and a little make-up doesn’t hurt.

I’d like this year to be more kind and less critical. I’m generally kind to others and will continue that through charity, random donations and my treatment of others, but I still struggle to be kind to myself and I need to work on that.

I’d like this year to be more connected.I mean really connected to people, places where I am mentally or emotionally and not just social media. More letters and phone calls to friends, visits, time spent with the people I like and that guy I Like enough to marry.

I’d like this year to be less stressful than last and the year before. I know it doesn’t always work out that way, but I’m going to try. Sometimes it’s ok to let things slide or just do it to do it and not to 110%. I have to choose my battles a little bit better. In this regard and in striving to be more kind to myself, I’m going to cut myself a little more slack too.

I’m going to print out a few copies of my graphic so I can have a visual for it. How about you? What are you aiming for this year?

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I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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6 Responses to What I’d like for 2013

  1. Robin says:

    I’ll take a little more financial freedom, making me time for me, and trips with my girlfriends would be nice. Oh and I also want my Dad to have a good year – more than anything else in this world. Happy New Year Ella xxxoo

  2. OLTBabs says:

    I love your goals for this next year. I totally feel the same on most of these. It’s so easy to be kind to others, but so hard to be kind to ourselves. If it’s alright with you, I’d like to adopt these same ideas. I always try to follow them, but having them written out like this is really inspiring. I may need to check back to this list often this year.

  3. Savta Debbie says:

    I think you’ve got the kindness thing covered to the max. Can I copy steal your ideas for myself?

  4. Awesome Amy says:

    Fantastic list!! Last year I made a point to try, on average, 1 new recipe a week! I can calculate that I made 54!
    I love the less comparative!! Now if I can get the hubster on the same page as we look to buy our first home….

    Good luck with your goals this year!!

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