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getting ready for 2013

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Hey kids.

I kind of like the last week of the year, giving you a chance to look back over your accomplishments and failures, and looking forward to a fresh start with new goals and continued self-improvement. Onwards and upwards!

To be honest, I'm a little sad seeing 2012 go. It was definitely the best year for me in recent history. I got a job I didn't hate, I took a ton of vacations, I started running and biking and lost 15 lbs, and to boot I landed a super dreamy boyfriend. I'm still in debt and my skin is inexplicably shitty, but overall I am pretty stoked about how 2012 turned out. I can only hope that 2013 continues to be awesome.

Recently I read an article that basically stated that you are what you make yourself. If things aren't going your way, don't wonder why others aren't helping you accomplish your goals, look at something you don't like about yourself and go on and FIX IT. If you improve yourself, good things will come your way. I'm taking this advice to heart and striving to be better this year and always. With this in mind, here are my 2013 resolutions:

1) Cut debt in half. I know this is a perennial favorite but it's a good one. I will make a conscious effort this year to reduce waste and be deliberate in the money that goes out of my hands, in addition to putting away more in savings, putting less on credit, and putting more effort into alternative revenue sources.

2) Finish one quilt a month this year. This goal is quite ambitious, I know, but I have at least a dozen quilts nearing completion, and it will feel so good to tie up loose ends - that way I can get started on exciting new projects! A secondary part of this resolution is to set up a craft night for non-summer months to help me block out time to accomplish this goal.

3) Continue to focus on making my house a home. I've been there eight years and have been slipping the last couple of years - I allowed clutter to accumulate and did not give my home the attention it needs, and did not feel good about the space. I haven't entertained in forever and that is one of my greatest joys. Entertaining, fresh flowers, tackling clutter and odd tasks are all part of this goal. Painting the main space Thanksgiving weekend was a great start!

I am really excited to see what this year brings. I wish you the best in 2013!