Thursday, January 2, 2014

On the Agenda This Year

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Emily over at Jones Design Company. She is unbelievably creative and her house is quite literally to die for. If I'm luck my house will look like that someday...and I don't just mean the tidiness of it all. She too has kids so I'm sure its not like that all the time, let be realistic, but the way its decorated is just breath taking.  You should definitely go check it out--

As the New Year has come upon us this week I, as most, have been mulling over ideas on how to make this year better than the last. I use to secretly hate this time of year I felt it was so boring and feckless, but as I've gotten older I've come to anticipate it. I personally don't like to set outrageous goals because at this point in my life I have a pretty good grasp on what is realistic for myself and what isn't. Instead I like to look at it as an opportunity to recommit to making positive life choices.

And so circling back-- Emily had shared some goals that she had for this coming year and I loved her template-- so as encouraged I decided to take a few moments and fill mine in. I hope you will take some time and do the same.

BAD HABIT TO BREAK //  Procrastination and less sugar more greens
NEW SKILL TO LEARN //  Speaking Italitan
PERSON TO BE LIKE  // The person I want to be like the most this year is myself,  rather the person I see in my head that I want to be. That would be a huge accomplishment.
GOOD DEED TO DO // Bring baked goods to those who need a special moment.
PLACE TO VISIT // Reykjavik and Stockholm 
BOOK TO READ //  Nine times out of ten I enjoy a book more than a movie. So this year I want to read every book that was adapted to a film before  I see it. The first on the list is the Pulitzer Prize winning August:  Osage County by Tracy Letts.
LETTER TO WRITE // Not necessarily letters in my case, but I want to be more on top of sending actual birthday cards to friends and loves ones.
DO BETTER AT // My personal scripture study and preparing earlier for my class lessons

I sadly felt this list was to grown up to do with my kids, but I found this one on pinterest instead. We sat around on New Years Eve with them and filled them out. Print out a few and gather your crew around you- their answers will give you a good giggle. Don't worry about the date there's still time. We always have time as long as we make it.
{via: 30 days}
Well I showed you mine- time to get on yours!
xO- Etheline


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  2. I love the way these resolutions are broken up! I wish I had the patience to learn a new language! That's definitely high up on my list, but I know not to put it out in the universe so I don't fail publicly ;)
    xo TJ