It's funny that when I asked my blogging friends to help with guest posts on New Year's resolutions, I hadn't thought about my own at all. After reading through them all, my mind started ticking away at what I'm hoping for the next year.
I started by going through last year's resolutions and honestly? I think I did pretty good. My goals were pretty simple: read, run, stress less, focus on the positive and get dressed up more. When I think back to January, I really have made a lot of progress. Less PJs, more stories tucked into the folds of my brain and a little less tightly wound. But I didn't ever do a fishtail braid! Drat!
Much like last year, I'm going to keep it simple. Lots of the goals will be the same.
I want to keep running. I'm working through Couch to 5K and for the first time since before I was pregnant with Meredith, I think I can stick with it.
I want to keep reading. Reading just makes me happy.
I'd like to purge my closet and really work on only keeping and buying items that I really like (not just things that are on sale and, therefore, cute-ish).
I'd like to keep exploring our new area by visiting Lake Tahoe and/or Yosemite. I'd also love to visit wine country and Big Sur. I'm looking forward to some West Coast camping.
I hope to give more attention to my marriage. Raising a toddler plus the fatigue that settles into my bones after a long day often results in Chris not getting the best of my attention. And oh, how I love that man. He deserves the best.
I hope to keep working on staying present with Meredith. It is so easy to get distracted with household chores or even this blog, but I want to be more engaged with my little lady in the little moments of our day.
I hope to strengthen and deepen the new friendships I've made here, and afar.
I think that about covers it. If I can achieve most of these things I think it will be a successful year.