Goals for 2013

Every year I write out goals but that is as far as I get.  I want to say that this year will be different, and I hope it will be.  To make my goals achievable, I kept them simple and didn't make a long list.   I made sure to choose goals that would make a difference in my life this year but also didn't seem overwhelming or not enjoyable.

Personal Goals

  • Perform more service to those around me.  I know I am my happiest when I am sincerely serving someone, even if it is out of my comfort zone.
  • In general, be nicer.   I feel like I'm already a nice person.  I know it can sometimes come across otherwise on the blog (not that I'm a down right jerk on the blog), but I have a weird sense of humor that's sometimes mixed with sarcasm.  So that can mislead people, but I really am nice in person.  Pinky promise.  I feel we need more sincere, kind people in this world, and I want to contribute to that.
  • Wear lipstick this year.  Weird, I know.

Family Goals

  • Actually have FHE (Family Home Evening) at least once this year.  Just once and I will feel great.  More than once and I'll feel like mother of the year.
  • Send out Christmas cards this year.  Out of the 5 years we've been married, we have never sent one out.
  • Send out birthday cards this year.  We're the most awful people when it comes to this.  Why?????
  • Date more  (my husband people)

Home Goals

  • Makeover my master bedroom into a space I love and want to sleep in
  • Makeover the living room

Sewing Goals


  • Participate in one online sewing group.  I have never this before, and I think this will create a great opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills.
  • Make quilts for my two other sisters.  I finished my sister's quilt last year, and she loves it!  That made me happy.
  • Challenge myself more and step out of my comfort zone.  

Blog Goals

  • Focus on quality, not quantity.  This is why sometimes I won't post for a few days or even a week.  I have 132 (!!!!) drafts written up, but that doesn't mean I should publish them.  It's time to clean this blog up and really focus on what is important to me.
  • Move over to my own domain???
  • Change up the blog a little to make everything more accessible and have a cleaner look.

I also included business goals, but those are more personal.

I think I did a good job keeping my goals attainable and short.   2012 was a good year for me.  I experienced blog growth, purchased a newer sewing machine, started my business,  stepped out of my comfort zone a few times, avoided any serious illnesses,  and learned more about myself.   I'm looking forward to what 2013 will bring.  Hopefully, there will more peaks than valleys.  :)

What about you?  Do you like to make goals?  Do you follow through each year?



  1. Wow! great goals! Dont worry so much about the cards. There are great ways to make cards online. Some services even send them with postage included in the price! I think you ar a very nice person, but I understand what you mean about serving others and being nicer.

  2. I especially love your goal to wear lipstick. That's one I need to add to my list as well. I have a ton of different ones but never remember to actually use them :)

  3. I prefer my goals to not freak me out or be stressful, so I like to be conservative when I set up goals so I can blow myself away if I do more ha ha :)

    I really like your goals.

    One of mine this year is to drink more Champagne. So far I have not met anyone who thought that a - it was a bad goal or b - that I would not be able to fulfill it ;)

  4. I like your goals. I put mine on the blog side bar so I see them constantly. It is helping so far. One of mine is to sew my first quilt. I have loved yours so much since I have been following and hope I will be able to make some great ones at some point.

    1. That is so awesome! I hope you do make your first quilt! :)

  5. I don't make goals for myself. I don't know why, never have really been into writing them down or putting them out there. Fear of failure maybe?! I can tell you are a lovely person! I have a sarcastic or dry sense of humour and I get you. I also am a nice person, sometimes too nice and kind. I can't get angry with people and confront them about it without crying, so I let it slide. Too nice. I'm jealous of all your sisters! I have none, just two younger brothers who are lovely men and we are close, but I don't get to share that really close sisterly bond over girly things.

  6. I try for short easy goals. I have the sewing goal to make myself one dress I am proud to wear out of the house and love. I have a business to goal to... well try and sell something lol. personal/business - get a serger! and uhm... other than that I clean up my facebook friends this time of year. Keep the people that are important to me. others can go.
    ps. you'll love being in an online sewing group. I was awhile ago9 - now we are all just great friends - talk everyday to my 10 :)


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