It’s that time of year again. Here’s my goals, in a nutshell:

  1. GRADUATE!!!
  2. Exercise….for real! Something I’ve noticed while reviewing former New Years Resolutions is how I’ve consistently promised to build exercise into my routine, and it still has yet to happen. I’ve jogged here and there, participated in yoga and zumba, but nothing has “stuck” quite yet. This year I’m committing to exercising with my husband.
  3. Return to new recipes–my favorite challenge back in 2011 exposed me to new foods every week. Between our Vitamix guide and countless vintage recipe books, there’s plenty to keep us busy.
  4. No red meat for 6 months.
  5. Find a garden club. Or gardening classes. Whatever the case may be, I’m ready to embrace the Midwestern style of gardening.
  6. Meditate 3 times a week. Like my exercise sentiments, I’ve faltered with meditating, too. It’s time to get serious and force myself to relax.
  7. Hike a 14-er.
  8. Enter a writing contest. I’ve always felt a passion for writing, and I’d like to improve my writing next year, generally speaking.
  9. Build social support.
  10. The last goal is a secret, but hopefully it pans out. And if not, you’ll never know what I hoped to accomplish.