So, I have goals.

I don’t really believe in setting my goals right at the beginning of the year (clearly). I need time to sort them out and figure out what I really want to do for the year ahead. I mean I got pretty close on last year’s goals so I’m pretty much using them all over again and pushing myself to do just a little bit better, because clearly that’s what these things are for right? (just nod and agree I won’t know the difference)

1. Read 40 books.
I got so close to achieving this last year (36 books, another post for another day) and I know that without a wedding to plan this year I can definitely do it. Library watch out, I’m coming for you!

2. Don’t force a blog post.
It’s obvious that when I started this goal last year I kept to it. My blogging has become sparshish but it’s’ also become better (or so I like to think).

3. Cook more.
Matt and I are so guilty of throwing dinner together last minute or just going out to eat. Our joint goal is to meal plan a bit more and make some more meals together. I also want to bake more, because honestly baking is fun (even if a ruin cakes and cupcakes and don’t always quite know how to measure properly or clean a mixer without fear of breaking it, learning people I’m learning).
3.a. Try a new recipe a month.
I got this idea from Jess. I just tried a new recipe on Sunday and it was so fun! I have so many freaking cookbooks, it’s about time I use them!

4. Work it out.
I’m putting it out there. According to my snug jeans and the Wii fit I’ve gained about 12 pounds since June. It’s the heaviest I’ve ever been. That should be wake up call enough to tell me I need to get active again. I miss being active, I miss not being tired all the time and I think Wiiing it up will help that.

5. Make a freaking budget.
Okay don’t throw anything at me but I’ve never had a budget. I mean yeah I know how much money I have and what I can spend on what but I’ve never planned for anything moneywise I’ve just sort of done it. And Matt is sort of the same way. We’re not frivolous we’re just eh, I don’t even know the word. However we’ve talked about it and we want to do big things in the coming year (and next) like move into a new place (and own a house one day), I want a new car, we (me like wo) want to travel as much as possible and all of that stuff would just be so much easier with a budget, so budget is our goal. Pray for us and our financial sanity, haha.

6. Back away from the TV.
Don’t worry I’m not cutting out all TV, I mean that would just be nuts. But I do want to cut back and I don’t want Matt and I to become that lazy married couple that just watches TV every night. Nope, I want to do stuff – board games, Wii games, double dates, read. Time to get on out there and be all active and fun like.

7. Be fearless and enjoy it all.
I mean how vague can I be? But I want to try new things and not fret over little things and big things, I just want to be and have some fun while doing it.

And what are some of your goals for the year?

happy wednesday!