2012 Goals

I’ve always been fairly ambitious, so my new year lists are always kind of huge. Even though I love new year’s resolutions, I’m a firm believer that you can change or improve something ANY TIME… so we shouldn’t wait until a new year to start livin’ the dream. These aren’t all “Resolutions”, but rather, goals and challenges for bettering myself. Happy New Year – and thanks for being a reader of the Double Chin Diary! :)

1)  Lose the rest of my unwanted weight (currently around 37 pounds) to get to my first “on my way to healthy body” goal.

Healthy eats and water and exercise will help me shed that weight!

 

2)  Drink more water.

3)  Practice the art of mindfulness, especially when I’m stressed out. This means taking time to relax, taking time to calm down, and taking time to prioritize.

Relaxing at Lake Sonoma this summer with a hidden hard cider.



4)  Finish or get damn near finishing my master’s degree.

5)  Take more time to paint, play instruments or garden. I need a creative outlet other than writing and cooking – because when you write full-time, it can sometimes seem like a chore (even though I love it), and when you cook all the time and have a fairly unhealthy love and obsession with food, that can be risky too.

Our 2010 Garden

6)  Book a trip to either Africa or Thailand.

7)  Build AlyssaCurran.com .

8)  Continue blogging at doublechindiary.com .

9)  Get my bumblebee and hydrangea tattoo!

Our wedding cake - decorated with hydrangea :)



10)                  Learn how to make Thom Ka Ga… Chicken Coconut Soup. I can never get it just right, and this year, I’m gonna rock it in all of its coconutty, limey glory.

11)                  Continue speaking up and standing up for myself. I learned a lot in 2010 about being comfortable with the person I am, and learning how to be confident in my ideas and ambitions in two professional environments – work and grad school.

12)  Keep smiling, keep working hard, keep laughing, keep loving, keep learning. A sense of humor and a healthy dose of inspiration will get me through ANYTHING.

Learning a lot with a queen of content, Sonia Simone of Copyblogger, at BlogWorld 2011.

13)  Stay grateful. Not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for the roof over my head, my awesome family, my handsome hubby, my kick-ass friends and my job. It’s so easy to let stress get to you, but the reality is, I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.

Thankful to be living life.


14)   Go to Malibu beach at least once in the summer. (I didn’t do it this year! The horrors!)

15)  Keep paying off my credit card debt! I’ve slashed it over half and am looking forward to putting that debt to bed.


What are your goals or resolutions?


7 thoughts on “2012 Goals

  1. First off may I say you look adorable in the first picture (well in all the pix…) :) My resolutions are actually somewhat similar- I want to be a better person, graduate!, get a job and find my “matt” lol (all four of us! can you imagine?) I also love your resolution to go to Malibu, I say we make it a girls trip! xoxo

  2. Those are some good goals – I’ve got one for tomorrow… I’m going to actually work on my blog!

    I’m debating over starting fresh or keeping the bingo wings.. we’ll see.

    But anyway. I WANT TO GO TO AFRICA WITH YOU. I really wanna see my elephant I adopted, Kitirua.

    Let me come with you please. 2013.

  3. You go GURL!! You can totally achieve all those goals this year!!

    P.S. If you wanna pack me in your suitcase for Africa I really wouldn’t mind at all :)

  4. OMG I love the travel resolution- I want to go to Africa so bad- it is on the bucket list for sure!!

    Sounds like awesome resolutions- good luck! :o)

  5. I’m with you – I call them goals instead of resolutions, too. You have a great list, and I know you’re going to feel so proud of yourself as you accomplish each of them. Here’s to a productive, happy, and healthy 2012!

  6. Amazing..,my goal is too loose the baby weight….my daughter is now two so the toddler weight. Lol keep up the blog cause it’s inspirational to me n to others.

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