January 09, 2012

Twelve things for 2012

2012—if you ignore those downers the Mayans—could shape up to be a very good year. I don't really "do" New Year's resolutions, but I never turn down the opportunity to make lists. So here are 12 things I'm looking forward to in 2012 (in the order I thought of them, not of importance):
  • Starting a 30 before 30 list. (A list within a list? It's listception!)
  • Losing the 15ish more pounds I need to lose to reach the goal I tentatively set in 2011.
  • Crafting more. Possibly even revamping my Etsy shop. (And learning to take better documentation of my projects.)
  • Coming up with new—dare I say, innovative?—content for this blog. And holding more giveaways, just because.
  • Watching more awesome movies. The Avengers, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games ...
  • Taking trips. Right now we're looking at a possible road trip to Yellowstone (dates TBD) and an anniversary trip coupled with a cousin's wedding in October. We'd love to get to a Con this year too—SDCC's still out due to a work thing /creys—and seeing family that doesn't live in Texas is high up on the priority list as well.
  • Making time for books. I've got so many that I want to read!
  • Mass Effect 3.
  • Expanding my online presence. I've got ideas for both family and professional websites.
  • Making new friends and trying to be more social here in the blogosphere, while working toward bettering the aquaintence-ships and friendships I already have. (Which means reading and commenting more.)
  • Riding my bike.
  • Trying new things. What those things will be, I'm not sure, but that's inherent in the "new" portion of this idea, right?
Did you make a list for 2012? Let me know; I'd love to read it.

P.S.—Today is my Dad's birthday. I love this photo of him, so I had to share.


  1. What a great photo of your dad! I love looking at old pics of my folks:) And watching The Hobbit is super high on my 2012 list!!

  2. hooray for our yellowstone roadtrip! :)

  3. Such a wonderful list!!! I know you can accomplish our goals - yes I do! Here's my list ^_^ (I love list making as well!) 12 for 12: http://www.lariatsandlavender.com/2012/01/hello-and-welcome.html

  4. Monique-Old pictures are so fun, for sure.


    Rachel-That comment made my whole night. <3

    Angie-Great list! :)