Happy New Year everyone! I hope you got the chance to ring in 2012 with the people you love most, and I also hope you’re as excited as I am to get started on making this year the best that it can be.
I have big plans for 2012, and lots of things that need to get done. Here are my resolutions for the year.
BIG plans, people.
1. Complete my 12 Changes project
This goal in itself is pretty huge since it includes 12 different aspects of my life that I want to improve, and within each category I have my own set of goals. I’m slowly outlining what I want each month to look like, and I’m so excited to see how I do!
2. Finish my 23 Before 23 goals by July 10th 2012 (the last day of the challenge, of course!)
I know there are already a few goals on there that I WON’T have the time to finish- one year is just NOT enough and I kind of overshot it- but there are a ton of things on my list that I’m super excited to accomplish.
3. Finish, as best I can, my 101 Goals in 1,001 Days, which ends on September 28th 2012
Same as above, there are a bunch of things on my list that I don’t see myself doing, but I want to make sure that by September everything I WANT to be done, is done. The 101 is now actually 111 goals, but I’d still love to see how many of those I can get through.
4. Decide what to do next once all my lists of goals are completed. Another 101? Another birthday list?
Pretty self explanatory, I just can’t decide what I want to do next!
5. Read 60 books
I got so close this year, if I hadn’t slacked off my reading in the last 2 months I would have *definitely* reached this number. I have way too many books on my ‘to-read’ shelf right now that I’m just itching to get through, and so many other great ones are coming out in 2012!
6. Make an effort to blog more about books and music that I love, rather than just using them to fill up days that I don’t know what else to write
This is a bit of a random goal I guess, but I was looking back on my archives and I used to spend more time introducing bands that I love… and I miss doing it. Same goes for books: I read SO many good ones, but I don’t feel like I share them enough. I signed up on a website where I can get copies of books for my Kindle to review, and I fully plan to take advantage and do it this year!
I loved this goal last year because I made it happen in such a BIG way. I know I already have one trip booked for February, but I would just LOVE to go somewhere else this summer!
8. Complete my 365 picture challenge
This is actually a goal on my 23 Before 23 list- I was supposed to start on my birthday and go until my next birthday- but I failed somewhere in between there. I started again in November and I’d really love to make it all the way until next November. So far I’m having the most fun this time around, and I can’t imagine NOT completing it!
*If we’re friends on Facebook you can keep up to date with my daily photos
9. Take part in the 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge (thanks again for the link, Miranda!)
Since I already read a ton of YA lit now, I figure that the “jumbo challenge” should be challenging enough for me. I’d love to read 40 YA novels in 2012… That leaves space for only 20 adult ones (if I read only 60 books) so let’s see how much reading I can get done this year!
10. Make 2012 all about happiness, adventure, taking risks, and accomplishments
Although I loved 2011 and I felt like a lot did happen in that year, I still feel like I go through bouts of my life where I’m not doing ANYTHING. When I look back at October/November of this year I was just so bored. I don’t want to go through that in 2012. I want to constantly challenge myself and try things out of the ordinary! I don’t know how I’ll be able to track this goal to be honest, but I kind of like just putting it out there.
I’m so excited for 2012! What do your goals look like for the year?