Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I still coming up for air and 2012 is a goner.

Hold on to your seats kids, this ride is about to get funkier.

But seriously, 2012 was a year of complete upheaval in my life, so rather than doing a retrospective, I'm going to look forward to 2013 and many life changes.

In 2013 I'm moving to Portland, OR. Yep, one more move, but this time we're settling down. (I hope)
There will be at least one less student fighting and slaving away trying to complete a PhD (moi). My sister is coming to stay with me for a whole year (this is a good thing).

And I'm planning more changes at a more individual level. These are heartfelt goals that I intend to use as a guide not just resolutions to discard by March. I plan to live a more focused, intentional life.

I vow to:

Be kinder and more accepting of others.
Smile more and more often.
Listen more and speak less.
Make the time for those I love.
Stop and think positively.
Simplify life.
Reach for a minimalist approach (i.e. get rid of "stuff" cluttering my life).
Organize different aspects of life.

That last one includes planning the blog and posting more regularly. More to come on that.

Here's to a new year.

sorry about the quality of the picture - my camera went to Portland already and I'm still in NY for the next 2 weeks


  1. Oh my, I love your goals!! It's awesome how relational many of them are. And I'm excited to hear you're moving to Portland even though that's not too close me; it feels closer.
    Catherine Denton

  2. Moving again! My sister lived in Portland for a summer and I think she's hoping to head back there again soon. I'd love to go just visit sometime and hang out at Powells for a few hours (or days)

  3. Happy New Year! Good luck with the move and your goals for 2013.

  4. You are now off to Portland..even closer to me up here in Vancouver!
    I love that city! YOu will enjoy it...filled with such creative people.
    Sending you oodles of love and blessings for 2013 and your move. xoxoxo