January 3, 2013

Goals for 2013

I'm not a huge fan on New Year's Resolutions but I always like to set a few goals for things I would like to accomplish. Here are my goals for 2013:

  1. Start blogging again. I am sure all of my followers have noticed but I took about a year and a half off of blogging. I started this blog with the intention of making it a fashion blog but it didn't really feel like me. Now I will be blogging about all things in my life and see what my niche happens to be :)
  1. Run a Marathon. I have completed 3 half marathons already but when a friend suggested we run 26 miles at 26 years old, I couldn't turn down the challenge! 
  1. Clear skin. I have had horrible skin since the age of 14. I have tried every product, was on Accutane for 7 years (yes, I now know how terrible this was for me) and nothing seems to keep my skin clear for more than a few months. This year I am determined to figure out a skin care regime and get in a routine to have clear and healthy skin.
  1. Go on a vacation outside of the US. I am not sure this goal will be accomplished this year because of finances and a few weddings I will be attending, but I really want to try and keep it. I have never really traveled in my life and it's something I have always wanted to do. I have turned down a few opportunities with friends and I want to make sure I never do that again.
  1. Get my finances in order. I have been pretty good with money since I graduated college but I feel like I have totally let myself go over the past 6 months. I have spent beyond my means and it shows in my shrinking savings account. I don't have any debt but I really want to start focusing on saving and investing this year so I am better prepared to buy a house,  buy a car, get married, and possibly have kids. Some of my goals with money include:
    • Max out my IRA for 2013 ($5K)
    • Put $5K more in my Emergency Fund
    • Put $2K more in my main savings account
    • Save enough money for a vacation outside of the US ($5K???)
I will try to update everyone on these goals over the next few months. To me, they all seem like they will be a little tough but completely doable. Did you make any goals or resolutions for 2013? What are they and how do you hope to accomplish them?


  1. Holy Smokes! What an impresive list of financial goals. You have some awesome 2013 goals. I'm excited to see you will be blogging more this year!