For the past couple of months I've been tweaking my 30 before 30 list. I know it's a little overdone on the internet now days, but I think it will be really good for me to make a set list of goals for the next few years of my life. Keeping in that mindset, I'd like to set a few goals for 2013. I suppose you could call them resolutions, but really they are just guidelines to which I'd like to live my life by.
1. Be on time
I am a disaster in this area. No matter how many times and promises I've made to myself, I just can't seem to become the punctual person I'd like to be. With a bunch of new changes for this year, and friends and family that deserve to see me arrive on time, I'm making this my main goal.
2. Read one book a month
No matter how busy I might be, reading should never take a backseat. I have more books than bookshelf space and it's time I start reading and enjoying the books I've bought and been given.
3. More blog posts
I'd love to post once per week, so that is what I'll aim to achieve, and if I manage that, I'll work towards two. The more I post, the more I'll shoot and vice versa. With my new gear from Christmas, I won't have a lack of inspiration!
4. Be completely gluten free for one month
Keeping with the wishes of my various doctors I've been working on being gluten free, but I really need to make the final push to do it completely, and at least for one month. That way I can measure how I feel in relation to other things I'm doing. One month can't be that hard, right?
5. Try yoga
I need to do this, I've been all talk for far too long. I know it would be a tremedous help to my back/neck/body but I've yet to even try it. I have a yoga mat, all I need is the motivation. If I hate it, so be it - but at least I tried!
This year I'd like to declutter my apartment. If I haven't used, worn or needed something in 6 months or more, I will get rid of it or give it away. This will encourage me to eventually live simply. (Well, a girl can dream)
7. Project 52
And last but definitely not least, I'm gonna try out another project - back in 2008 I did the 365 and failed somewhere around the 177 day mark. I can't believe it's been almost 5 years since then. I figure I'll go easy on myself this time around and do the 52 weeks project - taking a photo of myself once a week for 52 weeks.
There you have it. We'll see how I make out - but if you catch me not doing any of these things please do feel free to scold me.
(Top photo is my first photo for the 52 weeks project, you can view it full size and with more details here.)