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!


3 comments:

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

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

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

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