Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I resolve

It's hard for me to believe it's 2013. The year flew by WAY too quickly. And while I don't generally make firm resolutions because I know I'm not apt to keep them, there are a few things I am determined to change in 2013.

  • Writing more about life. Through some strange turn of events, I received three journals for Christmas this year from different people. I'm not really a superstitious person, but I kind of took this as a sign that I should be better at writing things down so I remember them later and can share them with my kids someday (or just reread them myself, who knows). I think of this blog as a kind of journal, but the past few months I've been talking more about music, writing and fashion than my own life. I guess what I'm saying is that I might not be as rigid with my schedule in the next little while. Sometimes I'll mix things up and write about, say, my sister's college graduation or my crazy family that stays up until midnight playing Balderdash. I still love the way I've restructured my blog, and I plan to keep that up, too. I just need to freshen things up a bit.
  • Reading more books. When I was in junior high and high school, I had a book with me constantly. I was like Rory on Gilmore Girls -- I brought books to read on the school bus or when my family would drive an hour to the nearest mall (true story). But things got much more hectic when I went to college and then got a full-time job, and I find that I rarely read novels anymore. I'm changing that this year. The library is really close to our house, and I have a list of great books to try out. I'm going to shoot for at least one a month, and if it's good (or even if it's not), I'll share it on here to inspire you to read more, too. I'm a huge proponent of reading to kids when they're young, but why should it stop when you get older?
  • Challenging myself to do more. I pin a lot of crafts on Pinterest and dream of being an incredible seamstress like my mom, but I find I'm too chicken to pull out the sewing machine and hot glue gun and give things a shot. This year, that's going to change. I'm going to spend less time reading about cool stuff and more time actually doing it.

What are your resolutions? Any tips on making yourself be more crafty? :)


  1. All excellent resolutions. I feel like some of mine are along the same lines. I should probably write them down and expound upon how I'll actually accomplish them. For me, that's a resolution in and of itself.

  2. I think these are all such great goals and I love that you say you wanna read more books. I want to do that too this year. ~xoDale


  3. How can I think any more highly of you? Done, sounds great. I'll probably be thinking about resolutions until next year, then repeat.

    1. Thanks, Connie! Your comments make me smile. I think so highly of you, too! You're an amazing mom, and I hope I can be like you when I have kids. :)

  4. Those are some great goals! I especially love the one about reading more books. :-)

    I actually have a grammar question for you: I am so confused about toward vs. towards. How do you know when to use one versus the other? If you've already written about it, you can just redirect me to your post, but I would love any info you can provide!


Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts! I love reading them.