Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Updated Twenty Goals in Twenty-Thirteen

  1. Turn 30 (and be happy about it)!
  2. Learn to hand-stamp jewelry. BOOM! Completed 1/18/2014
  3. Continue studying the bible with a great group of friends.
  4. Design a line of necklaces for Hootknows.
    1. I made three styles, but never posted them for sale.
  5. Read 2 books (unlike last year).
    1. Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge
    2. Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On! by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
  6. Make 5 new smoothie recipes.
  7. Sew a t-shirt quilt.
  8. Upcycle an old sweater.
  9. Complete a puzzle… always a favorite around Christmas time.
  10. Go to the beach...err New York!
  11. Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family this year.
  12. Take MORE pictures!
  13. Buy old costume jewelry at an Estate Sale (and use it to create new jewelry).
  14. See Carrie Underwood in concert.
    1. Grand Ole Opry
  15. Try a new restaurant in East Nashville- Bethany, I may need your help on this one.
    1. The Pharmacy
    2. Marche Artisan Foods- Thanks, Bethany!
  16. Buy and/or build a house (again!).
    1. I moved back to Louisiana... does that count??
  17. Learn a new hairstyle.
  18. Run a 5k while my legs still work.
  19. Go snow skiing with my family and friends- we missed it this year!
    1. Snowshoe, West Virginia
    2. Durango, Colorado
  20. Invite a new couple over for supper- expanding my bubble.
    1. Dinner with Hunter and Angie's friends
    2. Dinner with Kelly Howard
    3. Lunch with Stephanie Gonzalez
    4. Coffee with Christina Franks
    5. Lunch with new co-workers
... and ONE to grow on!

   21.  Celebrate my brother’s wedding!!

I did better than I thought I would considering all of the life changes this year decided to bring. I recently read an article by Dave Ramsey that stated 67% of the wealthy write down their goals, whereas only 17% of the poor do this.  While I am by no means rich, I at least had to stop and pat myself on the back for a step in the right direction:-).  A girl can dream, right? I'm just kidding. How did you do?  I would love to hear about it!

Happy New Year from Durango, Colorado!


  1. Oh great list! I can't wait to see what you plan to do this year! I'm going to make a "30 before 30" list this weekend since I turn 30 this year. It's a little tougher since I have a kid and can't just travel willy nilly like my old self. BUT I want to have things to check off. I'm good at lists!

  2. Thanks, Bethany! I am anxious to see your 30 before 30 list:-). I hope you are doing GREAT! I have enjoyed keeping up with you through your blog.