Welcome to 2013! Congratulations you made it past the end of the mayan calendar! You should be proud.
How was your new year celebration? This year was the quietest new year I’ve ever had. Israel and I stayed home with our sleeping baby and had some amazing ribs (compliments of Israel’s bosses) and sparkling cider for dinner.
We had planned to have more sparkling cider at midnight to ring in the new year, but alas, we have apparently become rather boring. We didn’t make it to midnight. Instead we fell asleep on the couch at 10:30 in front of the movie we were hoping would keep us awake. Yup. I guess that’s parenthood for you!
At about 12:20 Ranger woke up, we kissed goodnight and I managed to say happy new year to my
On new year’s day we opened our Christmas stockings and then had waffles and our cider for breakfast. It was a fun evening just focused on our little family and new traditions of our own making.
Another tradition of mine since I’ve had a blog is taking the time to write out some goals for the new year. I always find it to be an encouraging activity. I enjoy looking back at it as the year progresses to see how I’m doing.
I don’t call them resolutions. I prefer to call them not-resolutions. Or just goals.
But this year I’d like to call it a dare.
I want to remind myself that the stakes are high and it’s important that I actually challenge myself to do hard things.
This year I’m daring to:
(THE FITNESS DARE)
- Run every week (valid excuses being injury, late pregnancy, and early postpartum should they occur)
- Run at least 365 miles over the course of the year
- Run a half-marathon
- Run a 10k and of course some 5ks.. :)
- practice Yoga once a week.
(THE PERSONAL DARE)
- Create a morning routine that involves bible and prayer.
- do things that scare me
- Complete a 100 days challenge
- find a fulfilling way to generate an income
- research grad school and possibly make a plan
(THE FAMILY DARE)
- find a church
- buy a house
- make a five-year plan
- do hard things
- make good food (2-3 new recipes a week?)
(THE GETTING SMARTS DARE)
- Read 100 books
- plan/write in the summer and execute a cohesive 31 days topic in October
- Read 6 books in Spanish
- speak spanish to Ranger
- write in Spanish
What about you? What do you dare yourself to accomplish this year? I dare you to make a list!