Friday, January 4, 2013

6 Goals for 2013

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to sit down and write out my goals for 2013. I have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions goals for months now. I remember back around Halloween I was out in the neighborhood walking Polo, enjoying the fall weather, and reflecting on how disorganized I felt. It was then that I resolved in 2013 to get it together.

Like anything, it takes me quite awhile to commit. I have to really think about things and be solid in my decision(s). I take goals seriously. It is probably because I know that I will give my all to succeed at said goals so they need to be tangible, doable, and I need to have a timeline along with an action plan.

Perhaps I think about things too much...

Here are my goals for 2013 in no particular order. I selected several this year. I am feeling motivated.

1.  In 2012 I resolved to lose weight. I was successful and lost close to 30 lbs. I gained 7 or so back over the holiday season as I threw all caution to the wind. I want to jump back in the saddle so to speak and not necessarily lose weight, but maintain my weight.

2. Run. I started really running in the fall and have fallen in love with it. I adore that I can set out on a run anytime that I want. I do not have to wait for the gym to open. I don't have to drive anywhere to do it. I just have to adjust my schedule to fit in my run. I want to commit to running more in 2013.

3. Run races. I am currently running 3+miles 3-4 times a week. I would love to work up to a half marathon this year. That is a crazy, lofty, far-fetched goal but I want to challenge myself and see what happens.

4. I need to get organized this year. I realize that I made this same goal and resolution back in 2010.  I have worked hard to be more organized professionally but this is probably the goal that is going to make me work the hardest. I am organized at work but for whatever reason I am a hot mess at home. I really, truly need to get it together at home. Not only will it help with my sanity but also Dave's sanity. I can't tell you how many times I am out at the store and I find that I forgot a gift card or a coupon or  even my wallet/purse. That is just a small example. I lose things. My purse looks like a recycle bin with receipts from months and years back. I mean it is seriously out of control and my brain functions that way also.

The first project that I want to accomplish when it comes to re-organizing my life is to get my clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories in order. I need to create a system so that getting dressed in the morning is not so daunting. I enjoy shopping and purchasing new clothes. I should enjoy coordinating outfits also but if they are in various places throughout the house it makes the coordination of outfits a chore, not a joy. I have a goal set to clean out my closets, organize by color, hang up jewels and organize them in my jewelry case, and organize my handbags and shoes. If I start small, I will be motivated to continue to re-organize my craft room and the rest of the house.
My craft room. There is so much potential in this room and it is a hot mess. I just get so overwhelmed by it all!
5. Work on the blog. I have ideas overflowing in a notebook for this lovely place of mine. I have posts already written. I want to update my design. Maybe move to wordpress. I want 2013 to be successful for my blog.



6. I love my blog. I love social media. But I need to spend less time online. I know that is an oxymoron but I need to try to make it work. If I truly want to be successful at being fit, healthy, and organized at home, I need to spend less time tweeting and more time in the moment doing things around the house.

Other hopes for 2013:
*Learn to use my DSLR for crying out loud! I bought a gorgeous Nikon D3100 in 2010 when I was a handmade biz owner and never really spent time learning how to use it. *Shame on me, I know.*
*Cook more and eat out less.
*Read more. I have books upon books and don't take time to read. Probably because I am playing Words with Friends or tweeting.

I realize I could probably keep going but I am going to stop before I make myself feel bad. :)

2013 is going to be epic.

What are your goals for 2013?


9 thoughts:

Paige said...

I echo some of your similar goals. My health, spiritual walk and desire to be a better blogger while limiting my time on social media are some of my goals. I only blogged about the first two. Hope you reach your goals and more in 2013! Have a great weekend.

Emily Smith said...

Those are awesome goals Gina! Looks like you are off to a great start :) The D3100 is a great camera!! Can I offer some advice? Read up on Aperture and start there!! Shooting in A will change your pictures! I wish you lots of success accomplishing your list and HAPPY NEW YEAR! xo

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks so much for the tip Emily! I will check out aperature asap:) I will also be sure to turn to you for help!
gina

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks so much Paige! Wishing you the very best in 2013! Let's encourage one another;0
Gina

Melissa said...

Hey Gina, happy 2013! I'm getting back into blogging this year and am excited to start reading your posts again. Your new years goals are all very inspiring -- I got into running about two years ago and find it very cathartic. I'm still not very fast or anything, but the process itself helps to clear the mind!


-Melissa
http://o-my-darling.blogspot.com

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Melissa,
I am so happy that you are going to be blogging again! I have missed reading your posts! Thanks so much for the sweet note. Running is amazing; isn't it? I am still quite a beginner but I am hooked! :)

Emily Smith said...

It would be my pleasure! I'm still learning lots too, but one of my teacher's advised me to focus on aperture and it really has changed my pictures. I also like my 50mm portrait lens - it's really affordable (under $200 CDN) and it takes beautiful people pictures!

Tara Callahan said...

go you! this was very motivating to me because my whole LIFE looks like a "recycling bin"! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. cheers to 2013!

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks for stopping by Tara! You are not alone;) We need a support group! hahah:)

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