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  1. A look ahead at 2013

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    While I said in my last post that I don't intend on setting resolutions for myself this year, I do intend to set a few goals for the year ahead, just to keep me on track to happiness.

    One thing that I signed up to do today after reading about it was Apartment Therapy's January Cure. While I no longer technically live in an apartment, our rental (the main floor of a character home) is pretty small when you consider that it's two adults, a German Shepard, a grumpy cat and two huge couches living in it. The Cure is a project designed to help you cut clutter and have a happy home.
    I've already completed Day 1 (project list) by using a spreadsheet on Google Docs and will do Day 2 (creating an outbox and putting one thing in it) once I get home from work. I'll be blogging about my process too.

    Another thing I am doing is reading The Happiness Project. I'm a big fan of the Apartment Therapy blog, and lately they've been referencing Gretchen Rubin's novel an awful lot, so I decided to dive into it myself (I haven't actually done this yet, but will as soon as I finish my book club book, Doppler).

    Another goal I want to make is.... making more goals! I want to have a new goal every month, every six months, every year and in five years to work towards making my life the best it can be! I'm not sure what my big future goals will be, but my January goal is already sorted out:

    Make my Kinsmen pool pass worth its value
    I wasn't sure how to write that in a sentence that wasn't awkward, so here's a bit of an explainer.
    Yesterday I finally buckled down and bought a January pass ($61.50) to go swimming. It's $8.50 per drop-in swim, so I have to swim 7 more times to make it worth my while. Hopefully I'll do more, but 7 is my goal!  On a side note, I felt like a loser getting a gym pass on Jan. 2, but that's even more motivation to keep up with it.
    I love swimming (I used to be a lifeguard and swimming teacher) but since moving to Alberta it's fallen by the wayside. I hope to use swimming to improve my posture, get more energy and to improve my cardio! If I happened to get a little toned by doing it, then that's a bonus for me :)

    What are some of your goals in 2013? I'd love to hear them!

    xo Laurie

  2. 3 comments:

    1. I am also not a resolution setter but I'm with you on the clutter reduction. That's my perpetual goal which seems so much harder to obtain after the Christmas haul.
      Maybe I'll see you at the kinsmen!

    2. I love setting short and long term goals throughout the year, too. I couldn't imagine not always having something to work on/towards, it just seems to help give life an extra sense of purpose.

      Wishing you all the best with your goals and tons of fun at the swimming pool!

      ♥ Jessica

    3. Tasha said...

      Well sounds like you're off to a great start! I want to sew more, be more colorful, do more house projects... I'm slowly trying to come up with some reasonable goals to keep in mind this year, since I don't like making resolutions. :)

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