o any of you remember what your New Year’s resolutions were at the beginning of 2012?
But what’s funny is that the events of the past year have actually given me a reason to create some goals for 2013 because they’ve created a foundation to build upon. The seeds have been planted and now it’s a matter of growing — which is completely appropriate because I’m turning 30 this year and I’m super stoked about it. So here are my New Year’s resolutions:
When I re-started Frock Files at the end of last year, it was just a way for me to collect visual inspiration (Pinterest? What’s that?), and to work out my writing muscles. Little did I know that it would sweep me into a community of talented, interesting, brilliant bloggers who would, in many ways, become my lifeline. Now that the blog is growing, I want to keep up momentum with collaborations, more guest posts on blogs I admire, and an exponential increase of my social media following.
In June, James and I drove my Honda Fit across the country and it was then that we decided to turn the second bedroom of his condo into my office. Well. Six months later, we’ve finally finished cleaning out the space and painting the walls. We’ve purchased some furniture. Now it’s time to put it all together. My goal is to have a fully functional and decorated office by the time spring rolls around, and to document my progress here on the blog. I’d also like to get our crown molding installed in the main living space. And finish painting the two walls I can’t easily get to. And also paint the half bath. Whew, it’s a different thing thinking about these things as opposed to actually listing them out. Hope you guys are prepared for some decor posts!
I always find that doing good for other people brings me to a centered place — generosity has a way of coming full circle, every single time. We’re genuinely blessed, and I want to pass on those blessings by giving back on a more regular basis. Over the past week, I’ve been combing through volunteering opportunities to find one that I can contribute to in a meaningful way.
I also want to:
- Read every day for 20 minutes. (Like, not-online things.)
- Remember people’s birthdays before the actual day. And send cards.
- Go somewhere with James where all we have to do is chill out.
- Make at least one new and adventurous dinner every two weeks.
- Enjoy continuous small treats, as inspired by Stephanie’s favorite Iris Murdoch quote.
- To live with more zest and less fear.
And now, I’ll send of 2012 with this song, by two of the most adorable people who have ever existed:
What are you doing this fine New Year’s Eve?
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