New in 2013

by - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy 2013!

I hope by now you're all recovered from your celebrations!

I had a pretty low key but awesome time at a party at my friend's house. We had a potluck style dinner, some pretty amazing dessert and watched New Years' Rockin' Eve -- it was weird without Dick Clark.

New Years
Me, Meghan and Emily

As we watched the ball drop, I spent some time reflecting on what I want out of 2013.

I have so many things in mind -- some big, some small -- none of them "resolutions" per-say. But I think they can all be summed up pretty well in one word: New.

I want 2013 to be the year of new things in my life -- new experiences, new friends (not that I don't love my current friends), new races, new food, new places to live (yes, I'm finally going to move this year, at last!).

I want to branch out, do some things I never thought I'd do before.

I want to tackle new fitness challenges.

I want to take on new work projects.

I want to grow and evolve as a person.

I know that's all very vague and general, and doesn't much sound like my normal type-A, over-planning self, but I'm taking a different approach this year. Don't worry, I will still set plenty of mini-goals throughout the year, especially when it comes to fitness. But I'm not making any sort of sweeping, all-encompassing resolution this year. Instead, each opportunity that I'm given to do something new, I want to take it.

I got stuck in a little bit of a rut at the end of 2012, and I'm ready to bust out of it.

2013 is going to hands down be the best year yet.

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  1. moving huh?! that's exciting. can't wait to hear about all the changes! happy new year dear friend!

  2. That's a neat theme word! I am such a creature of habit but do enjo new things/people/places when I finally try them!

  3. Mud run? crossfit? ironman? There are so many other challenges out there, "new" sounds "fantastic".

  4. You should go rappeling...or rock climbing...both pretty awesome...or ziplining...or hiking...hmm...I sense I theme here in my suggestions...I gotta go do these things!