Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello, 2013

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve celebration! Benjamin and I celebrated with his Daddy via FaceTime EST. It just so happened that he and I were also awake nursing at midnight PST so we got to celebrate again and this time while listening to fireworks. Well, I listened. Benjamin was half asleep. :) I love the week leading up to New Years Day. I spend a lot of time reflecting on the year, thinking about, and making goals for the new year. I've decided to type out my goals here and then I'll come back and "check things off" or add dates as they're completed. In no particular order:

* Marry my best friend. Feb. 15
* Enjoy being Benjamin's Mama.
* Move to Atlanta. Feb. 05
* Find a job that allows me to be with Benjamin.
* Creatively date my husband.
* Explore + Experience [Atlanta] with my family.
* Become a better photographer.
* Embrace new opportunities.
* Finish a SMASH book.
* Be frugal.
* Baby book for Benjamin.
* Aggressively address debt; Put together a financial plan to become debt free.
* Study the Word more + Nurture my relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Get Christmas cards sent early.
* Join a moms/playgroup + Make new friends.
* Blog regularly.
* Learn something new.
* Cook for my family.
* Read 6 fiction novels.
* Run a 5k.
* Make a quilt.
* Volunteer.
* Get family photos taken at least two times.
* Bake a different cupcake every month. 

For the past several years I've read about Ali Edward's One Little Word project. I love the idea of choosing a word for the year that you "can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon" everyday. I think most people choose verbs or adjectives for their one word. I've decided to participate this year and my One Word for 2013 is a noun - FAMILY. This is going to be such a big year for my young family and I'm very excited about it! What's your One Word this year?  Do you have any goals for this year?
Wishing you a year full of peace and happiness!