2013: Almost ready!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and I already reflected a little bit on 2012, and have mentioned one new project for 2013… But now I’m ready to look at goals and priorities for 2013.

→ My main goal is to establish a good habit of writing. This means a minimum of 2 hours each week dedicated to creative writing.
→ Really focus on my writing program. This means a delicate balancing act, as I do want to start new projects, but I have this quarter and next before I begin my finally project: 100+ pages of a short story collection, which I’ll have to read from… in front of people…

→ I already cleaned up my categories, so I plan on continuing to focus some of my writing. I’d also like to find a good balance between sponsored posts and reviews with my regular writing.

→ Eat better. I plan on doing more smoothies, cooking real meals, and even to start juicing. I want to be smarter about my snacking. It’s not like I’m eating junk all the time, but I do choose convenience and comfort over the better options more often than I’d like.
→ Be more active. I used to walk everywhere, but since walking to work isn’t an option, I really mainly just go a few blocks to the grocery store and that’s about it. I’m going to continue looking for a place near my home where I can either exercise or possibly get into yoga.
→ My insurance is finally going to cover my endo treatments, so this means going in for more scans and seeing if I need surgery. I’m also going to finish some test to figure out more about a deficiency and find out if it’s pernicious… And lastly, finally getting my wisdom teeth out!

→ I’m finally in a place, financially, to really take care of my past debt. I have a small amount of school, credit card, and medical debt I’m working off… and I’m going to attempt to find a plan where I can do (at least) small payments each month, still live the life I’d like, and get this taken care of in the next year. I’m happy my debt is small, but it’s still something I have to take care of now.

→ Keeping at it! Continue to push harder and grow the business. I like what I’m doing, and I’m appreciated here.
→ Continue working with Mucca. I love my big, stinky, family.

→ Start the search for a more permanent place! I’m not going to rush into it, and if my rent doesn’t increase I might stay and save some money. But I’d like to get into a place with a better kitchen. And storage. And not having windows at ground level on an alley.
→ Get rid of the excess! If I haven’t used it in a year, and it’s not a keepsake type thing, it’s gone!

→ Trim the weeds. This has been a hard thing, but I’m coming to terms with the fact that some friendships just aren’t healthy. There are people who, yes, I can have fun with at times and they’re great to hang out with, but on others they just bring me down with their attitudes. There’s nothing wrong with stepping back from these types of friendships, and really just hanging out on occasion and not feeling bad about not being BFFs. Anyway. The main goal is to invest my energies into the people who truly care about me.
→ New boyfriend in 2013? Maybe. Not sure. But some dates would be nice regardless.

→ Continue to be open to new opportunities as they appear!
→ I have some big ideas. And a lot of ideas… we’ll see what happens…

Needless to say, there’s been a lot on my mind, and I am definitely ready for 2013! Taking care of myself is a big priority. As is just enjoying life as much as possibly. And I’m endlessly excited about it all.