1) Save more Money this year.
2) Put more effort into my everyday wardrobe.
Definitely made progress, but still a little ways to go.
3) Make Lee's lunches more interesting.
4) Try more new recipes.
5) Wake up earlier.
We were on a really good roll by November (a 5am wake up roll). But December threw us all off schedule. So we'll have to re-start that!
6) Travel More.
We didn't really accomplish this one . . . so we'll move it to this year.
7) Finally make a decision about expanding our little family!
Almost there (decision wise).
8) Be Greener.
We definitely accomplished that in our home. No chemical fertilizers on the lawn, Low VOC paints, composting, recycling, making our own cleaners, etc. . .
9) Celebrate Bigger
We definitely made an effort to celebrate bigger! Lee's Birthday was a big celebration, and we actually went out on Valentine's Day this year ;)
10) Dedicate more time to the blog
I didn't get to spend as much time as I would like . . . but definitely more time than 2011!
This year I have only ONE resolution . . .
I know it sounds like a bit of a vague, all encompassing resolution. But it's based on what we need in 2013. 2012 was Crazy!!! Lee was super busy at work this year! We decided to share a car to be greener and to save extra money in 2012. While it was greener, and it did save us money . . . it ate up all our free time! I would have to run all of our errands between 7 and 9pm. Things I would normally handle during the day while Lee was at work, I had to do in the evenings. The cost benefit wasn't worth the time loss. So we are searching for a second car. Sometimes simplifying doesn't mean cutting out, but adding.
I want to simplify my blog routine, my cleaning routine, our kitchen cupboards . . . the storage under the stairs, the garage. I want get rid of anything that we don't need, pick up anything we do. Grow closer to friends. Finally nail down a personal style for my wardrobe. I still can't resist a puffy skirt although it sits unworn in my closet, while I've worn holes through my one pair of skinny jeans.
Generally I want to feel on top of it all! Many who are older and wiser than I am, would tell me that you can never be on top of it all, but trying doesn't hurt. :)
So there it is, I want to simplify so that I can stay on top of it all. ;)
2013 Project: This year I want to take a picture a day. Just something everyday, I'll share them on Fridays and Saturday's each week! I am guilty of only taking pictures of the good, but I think a little impromptu photography would be a nice change. :)