Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goals for 2013

I've been thinking about goals and resolutions.  I like goal-setting, it makes me feel accountable to myself.  I feel really good about 2013 for three minor reasons:

  1. Odd numbers are my favorite
  2. The number thirteen has a history of good things in my family
  3. There will be lots of change happening this year, and I embrace change
Personal Goals
  • Go on a blind date
  • Ask someone out on a date, because who says I can't go after what I want?
  • Find a more unified theme for my blog, and increase my viewing audience
  • Go on at least four brewery tours by the end of the year
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Send birthday packages/care packages/cards to show I love my family and friends 
  • Buy all Christmas gifts by the end of November
  • Send out Christmas cards by the first week of December
  • Make a habit out of reading CNN, just like I read blogs/social media sites
    • Every time I open social media I have to open CNN or another news source
  • Minimizing all meat intake to once a week
  • Go ALL OUT for holidays (Valentine's, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Mardi Gras)
  • Travel abroad at least once this year 
  • Travel to NYC, New Orleans, Dallas (for you, Sarah), Boston, Seattle, and Santa Fe
  • Take another road trip across the country
  • See more of my best friends (in person)
  • Go to at least one concert
Physical Goals
  • Continue to improve my yoga practice, and master at least two more headstands, including variations of dolphin and scorpion
  • Join a yoga studio by the end of September 2013
  • Join a gym with spinning classes by the end of September 2013 and join
  • Find a team sport/ book club (not physical, but still) / beer tasting club or other group the join by October 2013
Professional Goals
  • If accepted to a graduate program I want to choose one that will help achieve my long-term professional goals
  • Apply to work at Teach For America's Summer Institute to gain professional development and better improve my management skills and leading a group of people towards success.
  • Give my students a purpose every day for why they are in my classroom, with a goal-driven mindset until they exit in May 2013
  • Mentor at minimum two more students individually on their life goals
  • Set up a field trip for my Spanish I & Spanish II students by end of March 2013
  • Make sure I am always doing something to work for social justice, whether that is volunteering somewhere new, helping individuals, or donating to a cause.
This list is definitely subject to change and I will probably add to it.  So much to accomplish, but it's a long year.  Among all these goals I want to create more.  The world is my canvas...

I'll show you how it turns out in 2013 ;)
What about you, share one thing you'd like to accomplish in 2013?


  1. Have you heard of the website ? Cause I think you would LOVE it. <3

    1. How fun! Definitely looking into it, Leela. Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks, AJ. Congrats on completing another app today :)

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