Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals

Here are my goals for 2013 in no particular order - some are more trivial than others, however I am still adding them to the list {because this is my blog and I do as I please}:

  • Earn my Walt Disney Coast to Coast Medal
    • This will require me to complete two races, one in Disneyland and one in Disney World in the same calendar year. I will be running the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Disneyland and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Disney World
  • Learn how to fold fitted sheets
    • Seriously, I have tried, but haven't been committed to it- my fitted sheets always just look like crap when they are folded - more like balled up sheets even if I have tried to fold them nicely - youtube here I come
  • Get Married 
    • June 8, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church I will be getting married and couldn't be more excited about the whole thing - minus the dress wearing crap - seriously my least excited piece
  • Make a fruit pie from scratch
    • No real reason for this one other than I just want to do it
  • Paint one of the bedrooms upstairs
  • Run 5 half marathons [I am tempted to say six because I think it would be sweet to say I averaged one every other month but that maybe too lofty of a goal]
    • I have Tinkerbell Half Marathon, Fargo Half Marathon, Fargo Mini Marathon, and Wine and Dine Half Marathon on the docket already - I'd like to add one in Minnesota to my list
  • Finish going through all of my boxes 
    • I haven't gone through all the boxes since I moved to Brainerd in June 2011, it's time to do some serious giving away
  • Organize my craft space in the loft
  • Read 12 books for fun [I love reading but sometimes I get in a rut and do all my reading for work, which I don't totally mind, but I want to read for fun too]
  • Make my bed 90% of the time
    • I am not horrible at this one - I am probably currently at a solid 50% but would like to increase this goal - I don't want to go to 100% because seriously some days I really don't care - however I LOVE to crawl into a made bed
  • Learn to to tunisian crochet
    • My friend Lindy has inspired me to do this - thanks Lindy
    • We are actually working a blanket with this style of crocheting in 2013 which will demand I learn 9 new stitches, I am jazzed and praying I can figure it out
  • Run 500 miles this year
    • bike to work 30 times
    • swim 100 miles
      • yes I know these are loft goals - but why set low goals
  • Finish the stacks of projects that I have begun and have never gotten to for whatever reason - and if I decide I am not going to ever finish them then I need to disassemble what can be disassembled and move on - no reason to have all these half finished projects
  • Settle into married life
    • or begin to... really this goal is all about making the transition to married life intentional
  • Make a quilt
    • it has been way too long since I have made one
  • Finish the three clergy stoles I have started
  • Complete the Grantieman Triathalon in Clearwater, Mn
  • Shoot over 250 pictures a month on my Nikon D60
    • I LOVE this camera but I get lazy and don't take it out to take the photos I should, I really do want to improve as a photographer, so I must practice
  • Catch up on photobooks
    • yeah, I am way behind, finish 2011, 2012, Summer 2012 Mission Trips book
    • update 2013 photobook monthly
    • keep up with 365 days of 2013 book
    • Create and Finish Summer 2013 Mission Trips book (finish before the end of the year)
    • Create and finish a wedding photobook (finish before the end of the year)
    • Order 366 in 2012 photo book
    • When books are finished order: 2011, 2012, Summer 2012 Mission Trip book

What is on your 2013 to-do list?
Any books you recommend?


  1. Good for you!:) I should probably crochet something tonight... Now where did I put that tunisian crochet hook?

  2. Books I enjoyed:
    Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  3. I actually learned how to fold fitted sheets from Martha Stewart. She had a tutorial in one of her books (I think) but it might be posted on her website. :)

    Your goals for 2013 are great! Good luck!

  4. YouTube has some good links. If you haven't mastered it by June, I will show you again!

    A book that always pops up in my mind to recommend is "Orange is the New Black: My Year Spent in a Women's Prison" (or something like that). VERY interesting, but I was a sociology major...Right now I'm reading, "The REAL Gray's Anatomy." It's also interesting.