In 2013 I made goals, I made them SMART so I’d have a better chance of accomplishing them. A better chance however did not guarantee success. Even though I didn’t accomplish them all, it’s not to say I didn’t accomplish anything last year.
2013 was probably the best year I’ve ever had. I swear, since I turned 30, every year has been getting better and better. I don’t know what I was so worried about.
In 2013, I may not have made a pretty sponge cake roll, or been able to do an unassissted pull up, but I made new friends, found out things about myself that I never believed true. I did things I really never thought I was even capable of. I did things that scared me to the core. I traveled near and far. I experienced life on my terms, took in all the good, the bad and the super awkward. I’m growing up!
With 2013 done, it is time for another round of goals. Whether or not I’ll meet them, who knows…but the journey will be a blast.
#1: Complete a half marathon by November.
No time goal with this one. I’ve been off running for a few months now. Starting back up from scratch will be tough, but I think having a goal to get back to my favorite distance provides that motivation that I need.
#2: Compile a photograph series by December.
I want to do something with my photography this year. In a way, I want to see if I am capable of putting together a series, as opposed to spending the entire year hoping to get that one great shot.
#3: #2014photoaday challenge by December
At the beginning of the year, I decided to challenge myself to take a photo a day with Instagram. I figured it was a way to document my 2014, and makes me think more about my day and always do something worth documenting. I’m still trying to figure out the best format for it. So far, I’ve gotten a good mix of great photos and some boring ones.
#4: Take a solo trip by October
I took my first solo trip last year, and I had a blast. I’m still a little hesitant, and will probably keep the destination within driving distance. But, I’ve got the itch, and looking forward to giving it another go. Just need to pick a place!
Here’s to an unforgettable 2014!