Monday, January 6, 2014

14 in 2014 { the reveal }

Hi y'all! Happy 2014! Did any of you make any new year's resolutions? Have you already broken them? If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I'm not a big fan of resolutions. They're much too vague and people only seem to think about them in January. I much prefer having a list of goals. Something more tactile that I can actually wrap my head around, work towards, and check off as I accomplish them. And if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love lists and checking things off of them. Besides, resolutions are for breaking. Goals are for working towards all year around. So... I'm bringing back my yearly list of goals to accomplish this year. And today is the big debut! Woo-hoo!! So here we go, my 14 various goals to accomplish in 2014!!

___ 1. Finish decorating Luke's room and Julius's & McCrae's room 100%. I can't keep putting this one off. This year I am definitely getting the rooms done. 

___ 2. Organize the house. You know what's annoying? Not being able to find things when you need them. You know what else is annoying? Finding things you were previously looking for but never found when you're looking for something else. Yep. It's time to get the house organized. It's to preserve my sanity you see. 

___ 3. Finish decorating our bedroom 100%. We started redoing our room a few month's ago. We don't have much left, to the fun start of getting decorations and putting things up. This should be a fun goal to accomplish and I can't wait to get it done and then show you all what we did. 

___ 4. Redo our master closet. Honestly, this is one of my 'aim-high' goals. With everything else we have to do with other rooms in the house, this is pretty ambitious. But, what can I say, I'm a dreamer. ;)

___ 5. Lose 25 pounds. Last year I set a goal to lose 30 pounds. I got 26 pounds off and then the holidays hit and I gained some back. This is another ambitious goal, but if I lose another 25 pounds I will officially be at my goal weight. I'm really nervous about this goal. It's going to be really hard. 

___ 6. Organize all the photos on my computer. Because seriously, I don't need them all. And the ones I want to keep, I need to put in a sensible location. 

___ 7. Run a 5K. Maybe if I keep this on my early list it will happen.... right?.... Right?!?

___ 8. Finish 3 old scrapbooks. I started on them forever ago. I seriously need to get them finished and out of the way!

___ 9. Write/Send more cards and letters. You know what I love getting? Mail. Like real mail. Cards and letters from friends, I just love it! This year I'm going to spread the love more. Which means I need to find some totally me stationary. ;) 

___ 10. Yell less, laugh more. Nag less, play more.  Sometimes I get much too caught up in the daily grind of life and forget about enjoying each moment. I need to stop worrying if things aren't done exactly as I would do them. As long as they are done, it's okay. Time to loosen the reins.

___ 11. Try more recipes. Because why not?

___ 12. Read more books to the kids. I loved loved LOVED reading as a child. I loved it when my Granny read to me. I loved when I got older and she let me read to her. And I love reading still. I want this love of reading instilled in my children. I always said I would read to my children when I had them and now I always forget or put it off because, let's face it, I'm exhausted and ready for them to go to bed so momma can have some unwinding time. But this year, I'm going to really make it a point to read more books to the kids. 

___ 13. Wake up earlier. I'm a horrible adult. I'm pretty much a professional college student.. I stay up too late, I sleep in too often, I over sleep way too much, I operate on much to little sleep. This year, whether I stay up late or not, I'm going to get up earlier in the mornings. Maybe then I'll be tired enough at night to actually go to sleep when I should. 

___ 14. Pray more. Short and simple. Just do it. 

And that's it folks. I'm pretty sure this is my most ambitious list yet. But I'm going for it. 2014 is going to be a great year!!

If anyone wants to join me, feel free to grab that little button over there on the left-hand side and join in the fun! I'll be updating my progress more often this year. I'm making a mental note right now to update once a month. Just to make sure I'm sticking with it. ;) 


  1. very admirable...I too love lists, but they seem to grow and grow when I'm not looking. lol

  2. Love your blog and your list! I am right there with ya with number 13! I found your page on IG for the instababybabble! So glad to have found your blog!


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