I was going to write a post all about the highs and lows that made up 2012. (e.g., My father’s stroke, leaving private practice, my grandmother’s death, getting rid of my pesky gallbladder.) But I don’t really want to do a year-end wrap up. I’m ready to embrace 2013.
I’ve got three words for 2013.
It’s already tattooed to my foot, so it’s not just a word for my year. It’s a word that defines me. Success is all about creating favorable outcomes. I’m going to live my life in a way that creates favorable outcomes. If something is negative, I’m going to make it positive.
2012 was all about embracing happiness. I’m continuing this year and I want to be full of joy.
This is the hardest one for me. I spent a lot of time last year on business. This year, I want personal success, in addition to business success. That requires learning to balance those needs more. I am going to be organized and efficient so that I can work a little less. And, more importantly, to not be distracted when I am taking time for myself. I want to walk away from technology so that I can find joy in the little moments.
Every year comes with goals and 2013 is no different. But I find that my goals are more about the little things this year.
- Get better at using my camera. Yes, I am renowned in the world of sphynx portraiture, but I want to expand that. I bought some new photography equipment to help me on that goal.
- Read at least 75 books in 2013. I don’t mean heavy books or classics. Honestly, those aren’t what I like to read. I want to read because I love it, not because I feel obligated to. I’m on Goodreads if you want to hang out and see what I’m doing.
- I want to plant a garden. I realize that I am saying this while it is cool outside. My attitude could change drastically once the weather gets to blazing inferno levels. My goal is to start small and grow herbs, lettuce and tomatoes.
- Stay organized. I am extremely anti-clutter right now. I am going to keep the house and my office organized. When there is no clutter, there is no nagging sense that something constantly has to be cleaned.
- Create a fitness routine. I was getting into a routine at LifeTime and then I started getting really sick and having back problems. I understand now that it was all gallbladder related. Now that I am pretty well into recovery, I want to get back into a routine. I also got a FitBit to track my daily activity and sleep. I’m not putting a number on weight loss. I’m also not putting a specific goal in sight. I want to be strong and healthy. Everything that might come with it, like additional weight loss, is a bonus.
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What are your goals for 2013? Any good books that you want me to read? I like chick lit/women’s literature, but not anything too racy. My favorites are Jennifer Weiner and Sophie Kinsella.