Thursday, January 3, 2013

Goals for 2013

2012 was a busy, busy year for us and I have a feeling that 2013 will be too.  As I think about my goals for the year (I'm a big believer in setting goals/intentions/having something to strive for) the most obvious one is, of course, to have a healthy baby!  I think becoming parents will be our most challenging and rewarding role yet and am looking forward to it and meeting our little one in February.  I'm sure we will have a lot to learn in adjusting to our new roles and attaining balance in our family.  This of course will be our number one priority for the year to come.  That being said, I couldn't help but come up with a few others for the year: 

  • Start running again/complete a race!  I've missed cardiovascular workouts since I've been pregnant and am looking forward to getting back to running (especially with our new BOB jogging stroller-thanks to C's family!).  We've already got one planned, the Cleveland Rite Aid 10k.  C's family is coming into town for the race and to celebrate May birthdays.
  •   Get our house into order.  We've been in our new house for 6 months and there are very few things on the walls.  I don't want to just slap things up so it's ongoing process for us to get settled and to make everything feel like "home".
  • Find a balance between being new parents and our jobs once I return to work after my 12 weeks of maternity leave.  I love my job and want to make sure that I'm able to balance my role of new mother and my current role at work.
  • Continue learning and educating myself.  Just because school is over doesn't mean learning is-but I'm glad I don't have to read any more ops or accounting texts now that I've graduated.
  • Become more involved in our community and volunteer more-I want to focus on giving back to our new community and enjoying all it has to offer.
  • Focus on blogging and learn what our readers are looking for (another post to follow).
I think these goals will keep me busy in 2013 :)


Alicia said...

Those sound great and I can't wait to meet your little edition soon! I'm still working on my goals for the new year but the Cleveland race will definitely be a big one for me this year! Also I want to blog more consistently I loved seeing your year in review through your posts and want to have a better record of my own year to look back on and reflect.

Sonya Kimmet said...

Alicia, these sound like great goals! Reviewing the year in one blog post is kind of like a scrap-book of the year for us, I love to look back at all that we've done and the fun we've had!