Wednesday, January 2, 2013

a little more and a little less

Happy 2013 Friends! We had a fantastic New Year's Eve celebrating with good friends and delicious fondue. It was low-key and perfect. Today was my first day back in the office and it went really well - my boss even let us go a bit early to ease us back into the working schedule - ha ha. It helped :)
I've been thinking a lot about this year and what I want to accomplish. There is a lot of talk around the blog world about "One Word" - choosing one word that you focus on throughout the year. I have chosen two words: positive and gratitude. Whenever I am feeling down and out or stressed, I will focus on being positive and remember all that I am grateful for. I started doing this in 2012 and when I did, it made a huge difference for me. It's amazing that I have to make an effort to think positively in some situations and to remember to be grateful but life gets out of control from time to time - this helps me get back on track.
I have a list of personal goals for this year but these are my general resolutions - a little more and a little less:
  1. Save more.
  2. Blog more.
  3. Create more.
  4. Do more.
  5. Read more.
  6. Cook more.
  7. Attend more.
  8. Focus more.
  9. Write more.
  10. Decorate more.
  11. Judge less.
  12. Gossip less.
  13. Spend less.
What is your focus for 2013?
PS - We broke down Boxing Day Week and bought a new computer so this will really help me with blogging in 2013. Having a computer at home that works well makes all the difference and makes me happy!


  1. I need to bite the bullet and buy a new laptop. I keep wanting to try a Mac, but I don't know if I can pay that much!! First world problem, I know.
    Happy New Year!

  2. I love your resolution goal list. I have a lot that are similar, and I dig the one word thing too. And I am with you on the gratitude thing - especially after all that has happened with my dad. we all need to take better care of ourselves cause I do not want to go through that again anytime soon!
    I want to add one more resolution goal ... friend more. :) I want to get to know some people better because I think we have a lot in common. especially my ninjas. I say we plan a wine & cheese night or something soon!
    I am trying to get more into blogging and have been thinking about it for a while - what I could do that would be meaningful to me, and helpful to others. I look forward to checking out your blog more!

    1. Do it. Blog. So rewarding and therapeutic. I am a writer and when I write - I feel great. Kind of zen like. Do it - I would love to read your stuff. And yes, yes, YES - I would love a lovely casual Ninjas ladies night - I am 100% in agreement with you!

    2. I have been writing for years in journals, but I like the social media aspect of a blog. I have done blogs for uni-projects, school related stuff, etc. but never truly considered doing it for myself. I tried last year when L was born, but to be honest I couldn't keep at it because I was so bloody busy taking care of her and myself that there was no time. We need to plan ninja-time!


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