January 1, 2012

Goals for 2012

The start of a new year is such a magical time. I'm a sucker for a new beginning, and I feel particularly inspired as we enter 2012.

Matthew and I are on the cusp of many brand new things, and the excitement to begin is awesome...and overwhelming. 2012 will be about waiting for the right timing, trusting that we'll end up where we're supposed to, and of course full of adventure.

Last night we took part in the Columbian Tradition of "Destroying of Faults" - where each person cuts out a cardboard representation of themselves and pins on little pieces of paper with "faults" written on them. I took faults to mean things we had fostered in 2011 that we did not want to bring into the new year - resentments, emotional baggage, false friendships, and the like. You throw the little cardboard person into the fire and watch as your faults burn away. It was magical, smoky, and awesome.

So out with the old, and in with the new. I detest the association that accompanies "New Years Resolutions" so, like Anna, I'm going to share with you my Goals for 2012!

Blog more, Facebook less.

Read more books.

Take more pictures.

Travel to 5 new places.

Get pregnant.

Increase the frequency of my communication with family & friends.

Gym at least 4 days a week. Consistently.

Exercise my creativity on a daily basis.

Complete a Half Marathon.

(I originally only had 9 goals, but my OCD is flaring up, so I had to come up with a 10th one...)

Be more spontaneous.

Do you make resolutions or goals? I would love to hear them - please share!


  1. I am LOVING your list of goals. I am with you on that first one! And #5?? WOO HOO!! I am with you on that one too! :D :D
    Cheers to a new year!

  2. Thanks Anna! You are so sweet! Your blog is a constant inspiration - so excited to see what the New Year holds! :) xoxo


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