Resolution Update | January

I was right about 2013 ….. it’s going to be a great year.

The calendar on the fridge is neat and ready for Sharpie pens. I have a new planner (actually two — one for personal use and the other for blogging). I bought myself an ASUS tablet and the in-laws gave me a tripod and awesome socks (I have a thing for no-show socks). By the time you read this post, I’ll have flown across the Atlantic and landed in Tel Aviv, Israel. Whoa. Say what?! Oh yeah, did I tell you I’m touring the Holy Land? Well, I’m touring the Holy Land.

Despite my ridiculous social calendar (ha – that was funny), travel itineraries, and work schedule, I’ve been able to accomplish several goals in January. I have a long way to go, but 2013 is off to a good start.

meet 5 bloggers in person
host or co-host a link-up Pen To Paper (Jan 23)
host at least one sponsored giveaway
host or co-host a swap co-hosted Bloggers’ Book Swap with Kimberly (January 28)
be a guest writer on someone’s blog I created this page to showcase my guest posts.

make sweet pickles using Neenie’s recipe
make homemade bread {without the bread machine}
make the perfect omelet
prepare and deliver a meal to a local fire station
eat at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
attend a gourmet cooking class
attend a Sushi making class

participate in the Great Day of Service
serve the homeless at a local soup kitchen
build a home with Habitat for Humanity
go on a mission trip

Holy Land (Israel) In progress!
Lisa in Virginia
Jacquelyn in Texas
Margaret in Colorado

a performance at Bass Hall
a midnight movie premiere
movie at a drive-in theater
college football game
professional athletic event

a monthly “date” with Husband January ~ Husband and I missed watching Lincoln in the theater so we’ve rescheduled our movie date for another time. Instead, we had a “day date” in East Texas complete with a belated Christmas celebration and BBQ dinner with our family.
create a portfolio for Three 31 Photography Ordered prints from WHCC.
journal at least 3 days a week January ~ 21 out of 31 days
get a full-time job
frame the print from Lisa DeNoia Photography
complete Laity Development Training
write a letter to an editor
go wild hog hunting
attend a baby shower
attend a wedding
attend a religious service different from my own
go to a Texas-specific festival
go to a comedy show
take a course for Photoshop editing Scheduled a private lesson and Photoshop workshop with local photographer Sean Long on February 16
finish my novel
have Girls’ Nights at least once a quarter
play in a golf tournament
read Gone With The Wind
sell my car

spa facial every 6-8 weeks
square-toe cowboy boots
unique necklace
Warby Parker glasses
TOMS shoes bought this pair (January 12)
a battery for my watch
a pretty camera bag love my new bag!!! (January 13)
Oakley sunglasses
Le Creuset loaf pan


January – organize a group to read Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg Purchased the DVD study and I’m still organizing a small group.

February – edit photos from Holy Land; create, order, and mail a “secret” project; finalize plans for a Wonderstruck small group; and schedule a “paid” photo shoot

March –
April –
May –
June –
July –
August –
September –
October –
November –
December –


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  1. Helen (@EatEnjoyLive) January 31, 2013 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Go you! Your a goal completing machine! Have fun in the Holy Land 🙂

    • Nicole January 31, 2013 at 5:56 am - Reply

      Thanks Helen!!! I’ve been in the Holy Land just a few short hours but I already know it’s going to be the trip of a lifetime. On our way to the hotel from the airport we stopped at Jappa, a 4,000 year old city outside of Tel Aviv on the shore of the Meditteranean Sea. NOT A BAD WAY TO START THIS TRIP! We also stepped inside St. Peter’s Catholic Church. It was magnificant. More to come ……..

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