Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's good to have goals.

So last year, for the first time ever, I made resolutions er goals eh both. And looking back on them I actually accomplished something and I did almost every single one of them. I made myself look back at my resolutions in June and surprisingly I was right on track to be where I am now.

I have definitely loosened up in my worrying (yes I still worry every now and then but I'm trying to keep my 'whatever is meant to be is meant to be' sort of attitude); I met more bloggers last year than I could have ever imagined and I can't wait to meet even more this year and re-meet ones I already know; I surpassed my goal of 25 books (which is a whole post for itself, wahoo); Now I'm not a baking master just yet but I attempted more recipes last year than I ever had in my life and I'll be trying just as many if not more this year; As for two vacations with Matt, I'd say we did more than that and they were all loverly.

With such a successful 2009 under my belt, I figure why not try it again and see what I can do in 2010. So here we go...

1. Don't let wedding planning take over my life. Obviously yes it will take up a lot of my time but I don't want it to be my be all end all and take over every aspect of my life and my relationship with Matt and friends and family. Basically I don't want to ever ever hate my wedding.
1.a. listen to ideas and opinions but know I don't have to accept or acknowledge them all. I have a feeling this will also help my sanity.
1.b. don't forget Matt. As in kiss him a lot and listen to his ideas and opinions, it's his wedding too!

2. Blog because I want to and not because I have to. Sometimes I feel like I post the most random stuff that no one would care about (not even me) yet I still hit publish. But after my mini break I realized it's okay if I don't post every day, I'll live, the internet will still be there and I'll have plenty of other blogs to read for inspiration.

3. Become a baking master. I just want to be awesome in the kitchen and the only way I'll get there is to keep on trying.

4. Send snail mail. I used to love getting mail (hell I still do) and I know other people do too! So my goal is to send at least one thing snail mail to someone I know once a month at least.

5. Get fit. Hello half marathon and wedding dress and honeymoon. This means no more frosting on a spoon, popcorn every night, utilizing my awesome Wii Fit and smaller portions dag nabbit.

6. Read 40 books. It's a little ambitious with everything else going on this year but I think I can do it.

7. Bloggers. Hang out with them. Um I think that says it all. Some bloggers are now some of my favorite people to drink wine with so yeah let's keep doing that and if I haven't met you yet, let's change that.
7.a. Non-blogging friends. Hang out with them too. Because I love all my friends, even if they make fun of me for wearing my "Born to Blog" t-shirt, haha.

8. Have fun. I know this year is going to be all sorts of awesome and I just want to have as much fun as I can. So bring it fun, I'm so ready for you.



And that my friends are my resolutions for 2010, not too shabby I'd say. Did you make any?





happy wednesday!

24 comments:

Ben said...

Cook more - I decided there's no need for me to eat so much processed junk if I can make it myself.

Matt said...

"don't forget Matt. As in kiss him a lot and listen to his ideas and opinions, it's his wedding too!"


Yes! Its his wedding too! I love this statement (yes, totally because I am a guy and I hope someday, I am given the same courtesy by the woman I marry).

Katrina 24/7 said...

#4 and #5 are on my personal improvement/goals list! #5 is more like "um hello... my best friends wedding!!" tee hee :p

Jay Ferris said...

Wait, does this mean that kissing Matt can't be my resolution now?

Dark Jedi Tallulah Kidd said...

Great Job! I set goals last year also, and have accomplished so much. It is a great feeling, and I feel so powerful. I look forward to reading more of your Blog.

Blicious said...

cute post girly!! i love all of your posts!!!

XOXO

Classy in Philadelphia said...

First off, I love your NYE outfit. Adorable.

Second, I'm totally with you on the "not posting random things just because I want to blog" goal. I do that sometimes and afterwards, I'm like "okay, that was silly."

I want to worry less in 2010!

San said...

Do you remember when we met at BlogHer in 2008? This is when I started reading your blog. So when are we going to have wine? I am going to be in SoCal at the end of the month *hint, hint*

Also: I am a sucker for snail mail - do you want to be my penpal? :)

Nora said...

These are all great goals; the icing on a spoon comment cracked me up because I DO THAT sometimes!

Let's smoosh CA and MO together so that we can hang out more, k? And if we can't, I'll just send you lots of snail mail.

Tiffany said...

love the goals! i think its going to be an amazing year for you. also i just saw youre reading sugar daddy by lisa kleypas, i love her! she is one of my guilty pleasure writers. i NEVER thought i would like historical romances but she is amazing! anyways glad you're doing well. i like the snail mail thing, there's a postcard sight i might sign up for to do that.

Rachel said...

What great resolutions!

Kay* said...

omg how adorable are you in that photo? too cute!

this is a great list. i'm a total bookworm and have really slowed down in the past 2 years...not happy about that...with that in mind i've already finished 1 for 2010, am on my 2nd and have 5 more on deck...awesome.

walkingonsunshine18 said...

I like your baking resolution!!! I love love love baking! :)

thatShortChick said...

wow! reading 40 books is an awesome goal. I read 28 last year and am hoping I can increase that by at least 5 or 10 this year.

Allison M. said...

I'm signing myself up for the 1/2 marathon too!

I need to get a passport too -that's on my list - then I can take a tropical vacation.

Julie Q said...

#1 is very important!! Your wedding will be gor-jas and fabulous no matter what you do- so no stressing out about it :)

nicoleantoinette said...

Can I please sign up for a time slot of "drinking wine and helping you bake?"

Awesome.

Andrea said...

I think you're so awesome, and it takes an awesome person to continue improving themself. Your resolutions are wonderful! Best of luck and I'll definitely be drinking wine with you and tasting your baked goods.

michelle woo said...

Wow, are you really running a half-marathon? I was thinking about trying but right now, I can only run about 2-3 miles without stopping. Lemme know the deets (if it's many months away) and maybe I'll join you!

Nanette said...

Katelin, you're awesome.

That is all.

Andhari said...

I haven't met you yet and I WANNA MEET YOUUUU :D you're such a lovely person and I hope the wedding planning will go smoothly always :)

ps. 40 books? That's awesome! Review some here please, I love good books :)

Bayjb said...

Love all the resolutions! I really like that you post when you want to and can go without doing it. i need to work at that myself.

Lexilooo said...

I love the baking monster! Such a good goal :)

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

#7 - like me when i come to LA in june? awesome!