13 Goals for 2013

I’m not a huge fan of New Years resolutions. Most of the time I break them before the first week of January is over. So, this year, I decided to set goals instead.

1. Go to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival

I’m working on this and it looks like it just might be a go! I would love to see the cherry blossoms, attend Capitol Hill Baptist Church (maybe for Easter?) and soak up the city that I miss so much.

2. Dean’s list/honors list both semesters

Ever since I changed my major to communications/public relations, my grades have definitely improved. My goal is to make all As and Bs in my remaining classes on top of maintaining a busy work schedule.

3. Visit Erica (and Matt) at ECU

Several sweet friends attend East Carolina University. I’ve been talking about going to see them for a while now, and I think it’s time that I finally do it. Maybe some time in February?

4. Visit Liberty

I also have friends at Liberty University that I’ve wanted to visit. Seeing as many of them graduate in May, I better get on it!

5. Go to California

This is my big goal of the year! I’ve never been to California, but I have some very dear friends that live there. I’d like to visit San Jose, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Potter’s Valley/Mendocino County.

6. See the sun set over the Pacific Ocean

This goes hand in hand with #5, but this has been on my bucket list for forever!

7. Graduate

I’m so excited that this can finally put this on my bucket list for this year! So, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I will be a college graduate on December 16, 2013!

8. Get a job

A real life, big girl job! I’m not sure where or how, but I do hope I’ll have a job before the end of the year!

9. Hit 50 bylines

In WJC, Terry told us that the entire world looks completely different after 100 bylines. I’m about 1/10 of the way there, and I’d like to be halfway there by the end of the 2013.

10. Read at least halfway through the Bible

I’ve never been able to keep up with a one year reading plan, but I do think that halfway is doable, so that’s my goal. My Bible app on my phone shows me how far I’ve gotten on the plan, so I can track how much I’ve read.

11. Learn to shoot a gun

I’ve wanted to learn to shoot for a while, I just can never convince anyone to take me.

12. Read at least six non-school books

I know some people who read 40+ books a year, the least I could do is read half a dozen.

13. Create at least six signature cupcakes

I LOVE cupcakes! I’ve started creating some of my own cupcake concoctions. Last weekend, I started with a Nutella cupcake. Who knows what else I’ll come up with this year?


3 responses

  1. I make New Year’s goals too!

    When is the Cherry Blossom Festival? I’ll be in DC over spring break, but I’m sure that’s much too early…

    We’ll graduate at the same time! I’m taking the extra semester too.

    Grace could teach you how to shoot. She’s redneck-fabulous like that.

    I have plenty of great book suggestions (and plenty of great books to lend) whenever you want to get started.

    I love baking! Let me know if you ever want help or want to borrow an extra pan.

    • The Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20-April 14 this year. Also, I am SO glad I’m not the only one on the hall not graduating (because that’s what it feels like). 🙂

  2. Number 6 is super happy 🙂 And then I just love everything about number 7 for obvious reasons! And as soon as I get a little better I can help you out with number 11 😉

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