Year of YES

Good morning! Did you all have a great weekend?image

Mine was filled with pancakes and bacon (and I promise I’ll try to stop talking about these pancakes soon…really try).

So, 2013. I was so focused on kicking off our Paleo challenge last week, that I never mentioned resolutions or any of that traditional new year-esque junk. And I LOVE all that new year-esque junk. I actually think it’s pretty important to take time and think about what you want out of the universe and your life. Seriously.

Now, I like to think I’m a pretty low-key person. I go with the flow, que sera sera…. you know? Easy.

But then New Year’s hits.

The time of year which always reminds me of that other half of my personality. The one I try to squish down, that’s Type A about things like goals and priorities and lists and over-thinking about those important things like what perfect cake to bake for a friend’s birthday. I’m totally THAT person around New Year’s, in overdrive thinking about the future. I mean, who the heck doesn’t love a fresh start or a clean slate? And goals?

I freakin’ LOVE setting goals. {Don’t I sound fun?}

Right now, lists and things are coming out the wazoo you guys, plus a Pinterest board thanks to a fantastic suggestion by another blogger. Here are some of my 2013 goals, the e-version:

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Keep in mind I have too much time on my hands, thanks to my new BFF, crutches.

Running a half marathon (finally!), focusing more on my writing, making a big move… You knoooooooooow. That sorta thing.

Ironically, Paleo or anything remotely related to such is not a part of my goals. I just wanted to kickstart the year in a positive way.

Anyways, remember when I said 2013 is the year of no rear view mirror? I was serious.

No rear view mirror, as in face forward toward JOY and immeasurable possibilities. A year of yes. I’m talking all the darn joy I can squeeze out of 2013! Not wasting my heart on things that aren’t worth it or that don’t make me feel alive and at peace.

I’m not a fan of resolutions that sound something like “Lose 75 pounds this month!” or “Go to the gym every day no matter what!” or “Find my soulmate!” I personally don’t think those are the kind of goals anyone can realistically focus on to elicit a long-term change. But ones with due dates and research or built on small, realistic changes? Those you can do.

I 10000% believe anyone can change their life for the better, and make it whatever they want. Sometimes it just takes research and elbow grease and time.

Anyways, that’s just my two cents! And now I’m off to do what they pay me the big bucks for ;-), and find myself a half marathon for summer.


What – if any – are your goals for the new year? Share in the comments! (And keep me posted on how ya’ll are doing if participating in the Paleo Challenge!)

5 Comments on Year of YES

  1. Sokphal
    January 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM (5 years ago)

    I love making goals as well! Or maybe it’s because I love checking things off a list? 🙂 Still need to think of all of my 2013 goals! Love that you’re doing a half-marathon! You’ll get addicted! I’m so not a summer runner–the DC heat/humidity kills me every time!

  2. Valerie
    January 7, 2013 at 12:55 PM (5 years ago)

    I feel like you get the chance to refocus and move forward twice a year: NY and Bday… for me, my last bday was what sparked the “new year” with the addage of “faith and sweat” .. emphasis on the ladder, no the former, well by golly, they are both critically important! faith*belief*trust … sweat 😉

  3. Rebecca @ cakeinacrockpot
    January 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM (5 years ago)

    I love this! The year of YES 🙂

    On ur NYR list, where “west” are you wanting to move?

    • joelle
      January 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM (5 years ago)

      California or Arizona, although most likely San Francisco area (LOVE) if work permits. 🙂 I’m from Las Vegas, and went to undergrad in California, so I have family and friends up and down the west coast!

  4. Rebecca @ cakeinacrockpot
    January 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM (5 years ago)

    That would be awesome! I live in San Diego, and absolutely love it here, but if I ever left, SF would be a top choice to relocate. I love it up there 🙂 A fine choice heehee. Hope it works out for you!


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