10 goals for 2013

New Year’s resolutions are so intimidating. You’re supposed to make a list of things to do the whole year automatically be a better person!? Whoa. Let’s just, whoa.


#fatcat is exhausted just thinking about it. So these are not resolutions. These are more like guidelines. Goals to help me focus, but nothing to stress over.

  1. Get my apartment ready and enter Apartment Therapy‘s Small Cool Spaces contest. I did this a few years ago with my old studio, and it’s one of my favorite things to look at on the whole internet. I look forward to seeing it every year.
  2. Focus on book-inspired crafts and outfit ideas. I did that a little bit more this year (here and here, for example), but I want to incorporate more of my reading into these posts.
  3. Read more than I did in 2012. I’m obsessed with Goodreads‘ book stats. It tracks how many books–and even how many pages–you read over the year.
  4. Continue exploring my personal style and sharing it here.
  5. Learn to crochet. I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for a long time, so it’s past time to make it happen.
  6. Host a dinner party. I have the space now, and I’d really like to have friends over more often to share my home and have fun. I’ve just signed up for How To Plan A Better Party at the Brooklyn Brainery, so I’m on my way! Sign up if you want to take it with me!
  7. Host an online book club. I really love the idea of reading a book and opening it up for discussion here. Any books you want to read? Let me know!
  8. Plan to host a real life event. I also love the idea of hosting a real life event somewhere. I’d like to make a concrete plan of action before the end of the year and see what/when something could be possible.
  9. Start a thankful list. I’ve read a lot about how stopping to note what you’re thankful for can help set the tone for your day and improve your mood and happiness. Plus it just sounds like a good idea.
  10. Create some weekly features. For consistency and fun and consistent fun!

Whelp, there we have it. Any suggestions? LET’S DO THIS 2013.


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