Monday, January 3, 2011

a fresh start.

This year I'm looking at 2011 as a fresh start. No crazy unrealistic resolutions here. We are already off to a great start, finally living in the new place, so these are some goals I have set for myself.
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  • Read more. I used to really enjoy a good book, but somewhere in my four years of nursing school where I was reading mainly for necessity rather than pleasure, I kind of lost interest...and I haven't read much since then. This year I'd like to change that. No more going to bed with the laptop...which I'm admittedly guilty of. Instead, I'm going to wind down with a book. Tonight, I'm starting The Help, which I'm really looking forward to. If you have any other must reads, I'd love to know!
  • Exercise at least 3-4 times per week. I love to run and have an active lifestyle, but occasionally I'm guilty of becoming lazy...and before I know it, it's been weeks without exercise. I don't feel as good about myself and I feel like I my eating habits are less healthy when they aren't combined with exercise, so this year, I'm sticking with it. No more long breaks!
  • Organize. My house, closets, life. I'm generally a pretty organized person, but right now with the move I'm kind of overwhelmed. I know it will take time to get everything where it needs to be, so this is a big one for me. I feel like my life has kind of been "in limbo" for the last couple months and I'm looking forward to getting everything back in order.
  • Friends. Make more phone calls and emails and visits! Since moving away from my home town, I don't see my good friends nearly enough. We are all busy, but I'm making it a goal to connect somehow each week! 
  • Enjoy the moment. We have been incredibly blessed this last year and I hope to continue to really soak up those blessings in 2011!
 So that's it for me. Do you have any goals for the new year?

19 comments:

Lauren said...

I read The Help in about 3 days - it's amazing! Now that I have the Nook I've been reading one book a week commuting to work... I highly recommend The Kite Runner, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (if you want a mindless, fun series) and the Stieg Larsson trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc). Also, Room and just started Bitter is the New Black. I could go on and on :)

Marian said...

Such a great list. I'm hoping to become a better cook...and by better I mean start looking to actually do it:)

Natasha said...

sounds like wonderful goals to me... and p.s. the help is AMAZING!!!!

modern jane said...

If I were to right out my own list, it would be identical! Thanks for doing the work for me.. I'll keep coming back to see how I'm doing:)
The Help is on my list to read next. I'm currently reading The Josephine B Trilogy - a brick!

Jillian said...

wonderful goals for the new year!! i cant wait to see what 2011 brings! xoxo jcd

Faith said...

your goals are very realistic! i think you will do just great this year!

i have a few resolutions to tackle this year since last year i decided i didn't need them. guess what i learned? i do need them!

Ashley said...

love these goals - happy 2011!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Very realistic and obtainable goals!

Living in the moment is key - I need to work on that more!!

Have a fab evening dear!!
xo

Mizdragonfly said...

Go 2011!!

I'm hoping to exercise more (at least 4 times a week), and expanding my jewelry to more boutiques across North America :)

-miz

Fit With Flash said...

You're going to LOVE The Help, took me two days! Then read The Art of Racing in the Rain. One day there. It'll be just what you need to get you back in the game of reading for fun! Happy New Year!

A Wedding Story said...

Great goals...Lord I need to organize so badly but I just can't find it in me yet!

Tay Talk said...

Cheers to no crazy unrealistic resolutions!

Your list is not over the top and completely doable.

Hello 2011! Enjoy :)

Bestie said...

omigosh! just finished THe Help and you will cherish it. First book I've been able to read in a long time and just loved every minute of it.

if you need a few lighter reads, try the two books out by Robert Rave, especially Waxed!

Happy New Year!

In My Tennis Shoes said...

thats sounds a/b what my list should look like! happy 2011!

In My Tennis Shoes said...

yaye! i just wanted to be your 100th follower too! :D

TupeloLove said...

I love your resolutions! Mine are very similar. I'm sure 2011 has wonderful things in store for you!! And I love your house, by the way. Hope you share decorating and updating with it!!

{av} said...

yay for your goals for 2011! They're great! They're definitely along the same lines as mine :) You should do the half in May--I heard the race was great last year! What 10-miler are you doing in April!?

Looks like you had a great end to the year--I seriously cannot wait for more house updates! Hope your Tuesday is going splendidly! xoxo {av}

Kassie said...

Just found your blog, it's so cute! Love your goals. Organization is definitely on mine. :)

Sist and Sist said...

love your goals!