Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!


Happy 2013!! Oh I am so excited and pumped about this year!! 2013 is going to be HUGE!!!  Are you planning a big year?

I am setting some BIG goals in my sights this year and I thought I might share them here on my blog, well where else would I share them!

I have set goals around various life directions and of course crafting rates highly!

Health and Fitness   2012 saw me butt out for good and on May 31st I will  clock up 12 months being a non smoker. So the next challenge is to reduce my size by 20%. I have already commenced with a Personal Trainer and the results have started to come in!  So big area here!

Family  I want us to have some adventures! I have a few things planned for my eldest boy and me but I want us all to make some good memories and have new shared experiences. I am also planning on getting some family photos done. 

Career Well it is back to the books this year. I plan to knock of at least 4 subjects from my Grad Dip in Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies.  My contract at a local council will end in August so I will need to find another job too!

Community  I like to do something each year that is civic minded - I have been involved with a community group called Citizen Advocacy for many years but this year I plan to raise funds for this group. I plan to raise enough for 10 swags!


Meals / Food 
I totally need to renew my efforts here.  I am going to set some goals around getting better variety of meals on the table and be organised on work days.  I want to change the way I view meal prep and have it stop being such a chore. I am going to try new things and maybe some exotic things too!

Lunch boxes : Lunch boxes for all! Healthy and variety and everyday! That's the goal.

Buy less and make more: I actually have never really set this as a goal - but 2013 sees me jumping on this bus! Buy locally, make more, give meaningfully.

Socially and Culturally: I plan to go to see more plays this year and at least 5 movies. I will read 4 books of one of those "must read" lists and attend a big glitzy, ritzy night! 

Now this brings to crafting and my home the list will be long my friends!


  1. knit Mr G a jumper
  2. knit me a cardigan
  3. learn how to knit cables 
  4. sew 2 winter skirts
  5. sew bags
  6. sew martha a dress
  7. make aprons
  8. make candles`
  9. make over my outdoor area
  10. garden 
  11. finish the quilt I started
  12. crochet a rug 
  13. make over my kitchen
  14. reclaim a buffet
  15. go on a craft camp
  16. make lavender ice cream
  17. sew 2 tops for me
  18. use a BIG chunk of my fabric stash
  19. make all my birthday cards and have them ready and waiting
  20. make some cushions









7 comments:

Bron said...

Wow you go for it...nothing like writing them down to stare you back in the face for motivation....it is going to be a huge year for you I can see. xxxxx

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

Some great goals there...I too plan to make a big dent in my stash of fabrics (well, I'll try but sometimes a girl just has to get a new metre or two ;-)) x

trixi said...

happy new year...looks like you have an exciting year ahead!!

Trexxann said...

Very awesome!! I wish I could be as half as motivated as you - sounds like you have an exciting year planned! :)

kgirl said...

that's a great list of goals!

congrats on the quitting, too - great work on a tough challenge :)

Miss Muggins said...

Great list! Maybe you could share this over at Pip's place!
I think a few of those goals just may be on my list too xx

becclebee said...

wow, what a big long list of goals! I am impressed. Here's to making them happen in 2013!