Wednesday, January 1, 2014

20 Goals for 2014!

The past few years have been great. I have had so many wonderful days and incredible opportunities. But somewhere along the way I feel like I let myself get so overwhelmed by all of my responsibilities; all of the classes, the money, expectations etc. that I lost some of my zest for life. Everything I did felt like an obligation, something to check off a list, even the most fun task felt like something to hurry through. Through the years there were days when I noticed I felt lighter, like life wasn't so serious anymore. I want more moments like that. So this year I am going to focus on the fun things, the things that I love to do, with less specific guidelines and expectations. I hope that this will let me slow down and have time to enjoy myself!

I want to put myself in new situations, stumble upon great things and do it all while laughing.

Here are my goals for 2014:

1) Finally make it to Seattle.
2) Do 6 things I never thought I would do.
3) Learn how to can and preserve.
4) Read 20 books, 5 Classics.
5) Wear more color.
6) Do a 365 day self portrait challenge.
7) Paint more tiny canvases.
8) Learn to make shortbread (in a real shortbread pan).
9) Send more mail and give more gifts just because. -again
10) Use my beautiful new planner... for everything.
11) Refinish thrifted furniture in the bedroom.
12) Visit a new country or another Canadian province.
13) Cook at home more.
14) Host 12 gatherings of some type, several of which are bigger themed/holiday gatherings.
15) Try new cuisines.
16) See the Pacific ocean.
17) Watch 12 classic or cult classic films.
18) Go to a new art museum.
19) See a play or musical.
20) Spend more time outside.

My mantra for the year: 

Breathe In. Breathe Out. Get In.*

What are your goals for 2014? let me know in the comments! 

Happy New Year!


*superstar style


  1. Great, fun goals! Don't they say money spent on experiences brings more happiness than money spent on things? I couldn't agree more. Do it, girl!

  2. Your goals are great, and you are in for a spectacular 2014! I also want to send more mail. People LOVE receiving handwritten letters, and it's so rare these days.

    Good luck with all of your goals, I hope you can achieve them all! :-)


    1. Thank you Liesl! I am excited to get started! I think everyone should send more letters. The world would be a happier place!

      Good luck with your goals too!


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