Happy New Year! And a white and frosty one at that. Here on the east side of Cleveland we have 6+ inches of snow. The kid inside of me is doing cartwheels right now! What a beautiful way to ring in 2014.
December was filled with rest and spending time with people I love. It was a really fantastic way to prepare for Christmas and spend the end of what was a crazy year. This coming month I want to be even more purposeful about nurturing relationships, spending some time just being, and learning to be content with the things I already have instead of coveting and buying new things. And of course starting out my 2014 wedding season with a bang! My first wedding of the year is this Saturday!
This morning I had some time to sit and reflect on what is most important for me to accomplish in January. I realized that while professional goals are really important, I wanted to look further than work and embrace the whole BALANCE New Year's resolution I'm taking on (I'll be sharing specific pieces of that throughout the year). I had to remind myself that the most important goals are the ones that make me a more well-rounded person—a healthy blend of work and play. Because of this, I'm taking a new approach to goal setting this month. Of course I have professional goals sitting on my office desk, but here on the blog I want to celebrate the other, unique things that will make my January memorable.
- Read two books (25 books in 12 months … more on that soon!): The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
- Go on a winter vacation to Colorado and tackle skiing once again
- Get a good haircut (at least four inches!)
- Complete month #1 of Insanity
- Try two new (to us) restaurants in Cleveland on date nights with Nathan (maybe this one and this one?)
- Have a budget meeting with Nathan every weekend (say NO to excess!)
- Work on my good-side split (per #93 on my 101 list)
- Try at least five new recipes (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5)