Friday, January 3, 2014

Cheers to 2014 + Fridays

It's the first Friday 5 of 2014! I'm not a huge fan of resolutions, but I do look to a new year as a clean slate -- a time for a fresh planner, a new start for goals, and this year, another segment in my 101 in 1,001 journey!
Here's to a new year!

Be positive Be present
Last year, I chose the word moment -- I needed to live in the moment. And while I tried to do that, I often found myself slipping into dwelling on past and future and not focusing on what is in the moment. This year, I am choosing a similar theme: PRESENT. I need to "be positive, be present." It's time to be present in all parts of my life -- my job, my relationships with my friends, family, boyfriend, and God, in social moments, in everything. So cheers to being positive and present!

2/ The 5K
#5k #colormerad5k
One of my goals on my 101 in 1,001 lists is to run a 5k. I'm not a very good runner (and I don't like it), so this year my goal is to train and run in a 5k. I have a friend who is training for a half marathon and is so dedicated to her goal, and I'm aiming to be like her! Starting Monday, my journey to the 5k will begin (I'll keep you posted on how it goes...should be an interesting one). I would love to do a Color Run, so if anyone wants to join, let me know!

3/ Fine Print
Roses
Another item on my 1,001 list is to read a book a month for a year. I have always loved to read since I was a little girl, but once I got to college, I put aside "for-fun" reading considering I was an English major and I read all the time (or skimmed...sorry Shakespeare). I started in December with The Weird Sisters, and my book for January is Roses by Leila Meacham -- it's a hefty one, but hopefully a good one!

4/ Blog So Hard
I have goals for my little piece of the internet -- I have been amazed at the increase of readership and twitter followers in the past month, and I would love to see it continue to grow! I'm also excited for some collaborations that are coming up in 2014! Stay tuned! P.S. How fun is that Blog So Hard shirt from Whitney over at I Wore Yoga Pants To Work?!

5/ I Can't Cook
The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!
2013 held a lot of time on the road which equaled a lot of fast food choices. Which also equaled bad habits. Which equaled fast food and unhealthiness all the time. This year, we're changing that. So I need this The Can't Cook Book -- feel free to suggest your favorite recipes! 

I challenge you to pick a word for your year -- one that will keep you grounded, positive, and happy.
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Cheers to the Best Year Yet!
2014
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6 comments

  1. I also I want to start running this year

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  2. Love your idea of choosing a word to focus on for the year! I might do the same! And I totally suck at running but have decided to do a 5k this summer - I'm wishing us both luck! :) Have a great weekend!

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  3. Stopping by from the link up. I definitely need a copy of that cookbook! I can't cook at all. Haha.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. LOVE that blog so hard shirt. Totally want it. And that positively present graphic...YES! Amen!!! xx

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  5. I love your goals. Of course, like the rest of the world, I want to get to the gym more too. Blogging more is also a big one. I'm setting a goal to do some partnerships or sponsorships this year. Thanks for the encouragement!

    www.wearwagrepeat.com

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  6. I've never thought about picking one word to sum up your year but I love that idea! I wish you all the best in your goal to run a 5k! I did my first color run back in the fall and cannot tell you how much fun it was. When I wanted to get back into running after taking a few years off, I used the couch to 5k app on my iPhone and it truly prepares you to conquer a 5k in 6-9 weeks. I highly recommend it!

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