Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So Long 2013...Hello 2014!

I can't believe another year has come and gone.  Overall, I think 2013 was a pretty good year.  Like every year, it had it's ups and downs.  I think for the most part, the good outweighed the bad....at least when I look back.  As I say goodbye to 2013, I just realized that I'm also saying goodbye to my 20's.  This makes me much sadder than just realizing another year has passed.  But I want 2014 to begin in a great way and I am optimistic that this coming year is going to be a great one (despite turning 30)!

My 2013 in a nutshell... 
~Lots of drama with our rental house
~Moving twice (from in-laws to apartment then from apartment to condo)
~Having major surgery (vertical sleeve gastrecstomy)
~Losing 90lbs thanks to that surgery (woohoo!)
~Darren got a new job with "normal" hours and room for advancement (yay!)
~Darren working 2 jobs for most of the year (it sucks...but we are grateful)
~Selling our house (Praise the Lord!)
~Finding out I'm going to have a niece soon (due March 2014)
~Camping for the first time since I was about 7
~Training for a 5k that I have yet to run lol
~Cruise to the Bahamas
~Adding lots of debt to our already huge pile thanks to the IRS and medical bills (fun fun!)

And welcome into 2014... I have lots of goals for 2014.  I want to make weekly, monthly, and yearly goals to improve every aspect of my life.  I'm still working on those goals.  Below are just a few things I hope to see in 2014.

~We are really hoping that 2014 brings us a baby.  I know that it will probably be closer to the end of 2014 but that's ok.  

~I also hope to pay off a good amount of debt and put some money in savings.

~I want to challenge myself in photography.  To pick up the camera more and be more creative.  I plan on doing a self-portrait challenge.... either 52 weeks or once a month... haven't decided yet.

~I'd like to blog more and do more graphic design.

~I have about 20-30 more lbs to lose and I want to do some major toning.  I also want to run a 5k.

~Traveling is always on my list but I don't know how possible that is going to be.

~I want to also do more crafty stuff and hopefully eventually start an Etsy store :)

~And I turn 30 in 2014 so I would like to go ahead and decide that 30 is going to be the best year ever!


  1. awesome goals! and love love your craft room! congrats on the 90 pounds, that's awesome!

    1. Thank you! Sometimes it's a little hard to believe. Thanks for commenting :)

  2. I love your look back and love your new goals. Congrats on -90lbs that is amazing!