It’s that time of year again! New plans, intentions and goals abound as we transition into the new year. I’m very, very excited for the year ahead as it’s going to be quite a different one. I’m thinking of all the wonderful free time I’ll have (yeah right…I have a toddler) and getting excited about projects and ideas that I’ve been putting off. So, here we go! 14 projects for 2014 (in no particular order).
1. Organize my pantry
It currently looks like this:
2. Take a new yoga class
An Iyengar class to be specific. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a local teacher. I’m excited for new learnings!
3. Re-learn to play my guitar
Ahhhh that poor guitar has been collecting dust for a number of years. 2014 is the year to dust it off.
4. Finish my 2012 & 2013 Family Yearbooks (and get started on 2014…)
In my new, incredibly organized and time rich life (riiiiiight) I’ll work on this monthly to keep up with all the pictures and things we want to document. For now, I have to dig through two years worth of photos (there are a LOT) and get them organized into pretty book form. We use http://www.shutterfly.com for our photo books.
5. Read a really good book (or 10)
The last time I read a book just for fun I was very pregnant. So, at least 19 months ago. I absolutely have to get back to this; reading has always been one of my favorite things to do. There are a few books in the queue on the bookshelf already including the latest by Kahlil Gibran and I have to pick up Malcom Gladwell’s latest.
6. On that note – use my library card!
I have such happy childhood memories of afternoons spent in the library with my mom and siblings. The last time I took Lucy to the library she ran up and down the aisles pulling books and magazines off the shelves and laughing maniacally. I’m sure the calm, peaceful, cozy moments of reading will come, right?
7. Play outside (almost) every day
To have more fun like this:
8. Learn to bake bread
With the help of my fancy new KitchenAid stand mixer (wonderful Christmas present from my wonderful husband).
9. Finish my La Leche League Leadership Application
And then act as a local leader, facilitating mom-to-mom breastfeeding support
10. Compile yoga teacher training materials into a proper manual
We’ve been promising to do this for a while, haven’t we Bobby?
11. Maintain a cash-only budget at home
Eeeek this one’s going to be hard. Good bye credit cards!
12. Add a raised bed to our property
We literally have enough space for one single raised vegetable bed. But we’re going to take full advantage! We should have done this in the fall, but spring will work too. This will be a really fun spring/summer adventure for Lucy (and us!).
13. Take a trip before Lucy turns 2 in May
We’ve got points to burn and a child who’s on the cusp of needing to pay for a seat. Let’s go!
14. Learn to knit…again
Maybe it will hold my attention for longer than 3 weeks this time. I have visions of gorgeous hand-knit baby sweaters and longies dancing in my head.
Well all of that should keep me busy! What do you have planned for 2014? Tell me in the comments.
Happy New Year to you and yours.