As I begin getting ready for tonight (yay happy new year!) some of you are already ringing in the new year bell. (That’s what Alaska gets for being one of the last time zones in a day). I’ve been seeing online everyone reflecting on 2013 and that’s cool. 2013 was awesome. But a whole new year means new possibilities!
So what do I want to accomplish for 2014? I’ll try to keep it simple, aspiration, and most of all: attainable
- Facebook Less. I’d ideally like to get rid of my Facebook and just use my Twitter, Instagram, & this blog to share my life, but I know a lot of people link to my blog from my Facebook. So I will work to only connect with those I really care about.
- Write more. Not just on my blog, but to my friends. We received so many christmas cards from friends this year, and I really want to get back into sending cards and notes to keep up with friends. I’m tired of “I know what’s going on because I saw it on their social media.”
- Move more. I really want to develop as a runner, but mostly I just want to spend more time outside with friends, family, and our dogs hiking, skiing, running, and living.
- Travel more. I feel like I’ve wasted money that could have been spent on plane tickets on material items for my house. Cost is the biggest thing preventing me from flying to napa for a wine tasting weekend, or heading back to Maine to go fishing with Matt. I want to spend less on clothes and furniture so we can spend more on exploring the world.
- Get organized. The state of my office is shameful, and I have a tendency to leave piles of clothes, papers, and bags where I go. I want to start making places for the things I have or getting rid of them if there is no home. I think it will do a lot for mine (and especially Matt’s) sanity.
- Drink more champagne. I want to start finding more reasons to celebrate: someone had a great day at work, Moose did well on a walk, spending time with friends. Appreciating all I have and enjoying it, rather than focusing on what I don’t.
I also want to thank all of you who take the time to read my blog. I actually looked at my stats today and was blown away by how many people read it. EmilyinAlaska was read in 44 countries and in every US State except Wyoming (what gives Wyoming? I like you!); and the amount of repeat traffic is mind-blowing. I’m glad that sharing my life and adventure is enjoyable for you, I know there are a lot of ways to spend time online (hi buzzfeed!) and I’m so grateful that you spend a few minutes with me. 🙂
It’s going to be a wonderful 2014, I can feel it!
So let’s hear it: what are your resolutions for the new year?