Cue the cliche New Year blogpost, I’m not resisting it.

I’m pretty sad to see 2012 go, it was a great year for me and the last one of my irresponsible college days. I’m looking forward to 2013 but it’s going to be a pretty daunting year. I’m finishing up my last semester of college (seriously? Where did the time go!) and then it’s off into the real world. Honestly, I’m pretty scared, I have faith that I’ll be able to get a job and survive financially but the thought of being out on my own and responsible and what not is kinda hard to get my head around right now. But I know I’ll survive and right now I’m focusing on making the most of the rest of my senior.

Whew, now that all that serious stuff is over…


Some 2012 highlights:

  1. I started my senior year of college!senior year

    (Which included lots of potlucks) 

  2. Moved into an apartmentfriends

    Apartment life is about a million times better than dorm life. It makes me feel a little grown up too 🙂

  3. I turned 21!number9
    And celebrated with my first legal beer!
  4. I completed a graphic design internshipbiscas2
    Lookin’ all business casual and what not.
  5. Went gluten-freebrownies

    Which solved some of my digestive issues and made my gut one happy camper.

  6. I ran lots of racesPhoto on 2012-03-03 at 18.57 #2

    Including seven 5Ks (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), an 8K, a 10K and a 4 mile Sticky Bun Run!

  7. And I started this blog


It’s been a pretty amazing year and I’m hoping 2013 will be equally amazing!


I’m not big on resolutions. I really struggle with consistency so they last about a week before I let them fall by the wayside. So this year I actually want to focus on consistency. I want to set shorter term goals (I’m thinking along the lines of a month or so) and focus solely on one goal each month and work on creating habits, rather than having several lofty yearlong goals I never do anything about. I was reading Danica‘s blog and saw she was doing something similar and I really loved the idea. I did really well with my 30 days of yoga goal back in November and the “30 days of _____” is something I want to continue into the New Year.

I haven’t figured out exactly what I want my January goal to be, I’m thinking I want to start with meditation but I’m still brainstorming some ideas so I’ll let you guys know when I figure it out. I think sharing these goals will also help me be more accountable because I’ll feel pretty silly if I make a big deal about it and then don’t actually follow through.

How did you celebrate the New Year? I didn’t end up running that 5K and snuggled up with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN instead. Such a party animal over here.

Do you have any resolutions this year?

What was your favorite part of 2012/Anything you’re looking forward to in 2013?

Leave a comment


  1. 2012 was the WORST for me! I’m really excited to start 2013 with a fresh perspective that’s really focused on me.

    BECAUSE IT’S OKAY TO BE SELFISH! Please tell me it’s okay to be selfish?

  2. What a great year. May 2013 be just as wonderful to you =)

  3. gosh you have had a great year. I know graduating college totally changed everything for me this past may but I am so happy how it let me grow, can’t wait to hear what you take on after it

  4. Sounds like a great year!!:) That’s awesome that you figured out the GF thing too- I know a few people who felt so much better when they stopped eating gluten!

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