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January 1, 2013

These things are kind of the worst, right? It’s almost like setting yourself up for failure.

However, for 2013 I’ve set a few goals anyway. I’m avoiding the word resolution – trying to trick myself by using a different name. Here’s to making 2013 a happier, better year.


1. Find a job. I’m in this ‘career’ limbo. I like what I’m doing but it’s not permanent – yet. I don’t want any ol’ 9-5. I want something that will challenge me, and that I like getting up for in the morning. So, I guess I should maybe change this to find a way to make money doing something that makes me happy, really happy.

2. Spend time on relationships. This is big one for me – maybe the biggest. I’m not proud to admit that one of my most meaningful and longest friendships has all but vanished this year because I didn’t put in the needed time to fix it. It was silly and selfish of me, and it’s something I wish to improve in 2013.

3. Dress well. I’m not talking about switching all my Forever 21 pieces for J. Crew. I simply want to make an effort each time I leave the house. No more leggings to the grocery store. (My one exception is leggings brunch, because I just can’t wear jeans if I’m expected to consume brie bites for six hours.)

4. Read more. And maybe visit that gorgeous new Central Library a bit more too. Books, eh? Reading suggestions welcomed.

What do you resolve to do for the 2013? I’d love to hear about the changes you’re making or goals you’re setting.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2013 12:25 pm

    the relationships thing is something i’m trying to work on too, it’s easy to let other aspects of your life take over. good luck with your happier new year!

    P.S. One of my friends got me hooked on this literary journal called SLICE, they have short stories, poetry and darling illustrations. I think literary journals are a good way to find awesome different authors.

  2. Jess permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:30 am

    Love your “goals”!
    I am focusing on being more disciplined and organized in 2013.

  3. January 2, 2013 3:08 pm

    My resoltions can be summed up with ‘Be Present.’ Working on living in the moment, taking better care of myself, not taking things and people for granted. Not exactly measureable….

    And if you haven’t yet, check out Mindy Kaling’s book ‘Is everyone hanging out without me.’ I’m about finished if you want to borrow! She speaks to me like no other twentysomething female has. Love her.

    – D

  4. January 4, 2013 2:36 am

    Hey Jessica 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too! I do like the word resolutions, because for me it means finding “new solutions” to problems I wasn’t able to solve before. I am a not a native speaker, so maybe that’s what “re-solutions” means anyway, but I feel they give me a chance to change things. I like getting chances! Good luck with your goals; I yet have to make my list of my resolutions.
    And regarding reading material, check out “The Joker” and “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. They are great books.


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