Happy New Year Everyone!
I cannot believe 2012 has come and gone, and that its now January 1, 2013. I'm looking forward to see what this year has in store. Rather than making all these wonderful resolutions this year, I have decided to make only a few priorities for twenty-thirteen.
1. Health & Fitness. For me, these two go hand in hand. My health isn't horrible, but its not great either. This year, I don't want to keep spending all this money on medicine, massage therapy or the chiropractor just to keep my nerves, bones and muscles happy. I know this won't happen over night, but I hope that over the next year to become less dependent on them; this means I need to exercise regularly. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I am still young and its not too late to correct my bad posture, etc. I also would like to learn to cook and eat healthier. I cannot do the whole diet thing, but I can make better choices in some of the foods we consume.
On a side note, my boyfriends brother is also getting married in August, so I would really love to be in better shape for when I have to fit into a dress.
2. Being more positive, outgoing & happier. I am not the most outgoing person. I can be when I am comfortable around people, but I can also be very shy when I am around people I do not know very well. Some people take my shyness as being bitchy. If somebody says something that I do not like, I tend to close myself off, shut down and take things too personally. From there, my attitude often becomes negative.
Last night, for example, comments were made about me drinking soda pop. I love coke, its my one bad habit. On an average day, I only drink one per day. Sometimes I will drink two. I don't smoke, I don't drink coffee, I rarely drink alcohol, I don't normally consume lots of junk food, and I don't do drugs. While one holidays, and on NYE, I didn't appreciate the comments and it really put me into a funk for the majority of the evening. I would like to better learn to brush those things off my shoulders.
3. Live life. D & I are quiet people. We don't feel the constant need to go out and party, etc. I am quite content staying at home, cooking a nice meal and watching tv or a movie together. A lot of people don't understand that. I don't want to change who I am, but I would also like for us both to go outside and explore more (and take more photos!).
I would also like to get over this lame fear of driving that I have. I hate driving to places I am not familiar with. Not knowing which lane I need to be in or where exactly I am headed make me very nervous. I'm not sure what made me this way, but I would like to find a way to get over it. I think splurging and buying a GPS unit may help, I'm not sure.
4. Tap into the right-side of my brain. I really want to spend some time tapping into my creativity. Its' been so long that I worry there is none in me. Maybe it means taking more photos and spending time to edit them and make them look wonderful, or maybe it means re-doing my blog design and making more out of my blog, which I would really love to do. Since I haven't a clue where or how to start, I think the hard part will be figuring out how to tap into the right-side of my brain...!
Well, these are my four main priorities for 2013. I think they will all keep me quite busy for the next 12 months. What are your priorities for 2013?