Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014. They can be bookish or not, mine are a mix.

1) Pay off my student loans by the end of the year.
2) Visit New Zealand and Australia, the trip is set for September and I can't wait!
3) Host a fancy dinner party.
4) Have a Meatless Monday every week (doesn't have to actually fall on a Monday).
5) Get in better shape to hike in New Zealand.
6) Embrace my new job; learn as much as I can and challenge myself to be creative and fearless in this new role.*
7) Celebrate my 30th birthday party in a fun way.
8) Read at least 100 books and see and review at least 30 plays.
9) Get rid of at least 30 items of clothing.
10) Do one Pay It Forward act each month (buy someone's coffee in the drive thru, pay extra on someone's meter, etc.)

*P.S. I got a new job! I accepted a new job offer to become the editor of a monthly publication. I'm excited and looking forward to starting on January 15th! It was a quick turn around and I'm so grateful for all the encouragement that was sent my way when I wasn't sure what was next. 

Do you guys have any goals/resolutions this year?


Sandy Nawrot said...

These look like GREAT resolutions. But I got stuck there in the got a new job? Did I miss something? I've been thinking about you, and hoping you were able to get another one quick, and that was quick! I am excited to hear more :)

annieb said...

What Sandy said...

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sorry guys, yes I got a new job!!! It's been such a whirlwind. I updated the post to include some details, but I am really excited! Getting used to a new job is always intimidating, but I'm hoping it's a good fit.

Brooke said...

Great goals and congrats on the new job!! I feel honored to share 1984 and turning 30 with you! That's awesome about your upcoming trip. And wow to paying off your student loans so quickly. It's probably going to take me the whole 10 years, lol!!

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

That trip sounds fantastic. Have you started with the preparations yet or are you more of an experimental traveler?

Heather said...

These are great resolutions!! Especially going to New Zealand and Australia. I AM SO JEALOUS.

Kailana said...

Congrats on the new job!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the new job! That is so exciting and sounds like a fun gig.

I have a friend living in New Zealand and she posts all these fabulous pictures from her hikes, so I think that is amazing that you are going.

And yippee for turning 30! I am too this year. Whoo hoo for 1984!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job!! AWESOME. And jealous about New Zealand - super dooper AWESOME.

Cecelia said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the job! And whoa, your year sounds like it'll be awesome. I had a great 29th year (just turned 30 a week ago!) myself, so I will be hoping that you do too. Love your resolutions - especially that get rid of/donate 30 items of clothing one. I may steal it. *grin*


Allie said...

Congrats on your new job! How exciting!

These are all fabulous, and things that I should be doing as well!

Kerry M said...

New Zealand sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear about it/see pictures (which is a gentle nudge nudge to hopefully post pictures?). Also, get rid of 30 items of clothing is excellent, and happy early 30th birthday! Hope 2014 is a great year!

Leslie @ This is the Refrain said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on getting a new job and having such fabulous goals! I can't wait to read about them all in 2014. :)

Ana S. said...

Huge congrats on the new job! That sounds super exciting :D

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Brooke - Woo hoo! Happy early birthday to you too! We 1984 babies are going to have a great year.

Alex - I've definitely started preparing. I love the planning part. I'm not a rigid traveler (at 7:30 AM we have to do this, etc.) but I love knowing as much as possible so I can see as much as possible!

Heather - We've been planning and saving for this trip since 2008! I'm so excited that it's finally happening.

Kailana and Allie - Thanks guys!

Tiffany - Yay for 1984 babies! I'd love to get your friend's blog address to see her New Zealand pics!

bkclubcare - It's going to be a good year!

Kerry - I will definitely post pictures! I can't wait for the trip!

Lu - Thanks! I think 2014 is going to be a great year.

Ana - Thanks! I'm excited!