101 things to do in 2013

  1. Let K be K
  2. Keep marriage preparation low-stress for mom and dad, K, and the wedding party
  3. Marry my best friend and embody a state of calmness on the weeks leading up to and the day of our wedding – remember that it is just one day and the details of the wedding do not matter, what’s crucial is our marriage
  4. Have 12 fancy date nights (once a month)
  5. (Edited – yes, I made a sex goal)
  6. Sit at table for dinner at least twice a week, instead of eating on the couch watching TV
  7. Find a new show to watch together (ideas: Breaking Bad, Mad Men)
  8. Meet with a financial planner as a couple to set goals for the future and work out a manageable budget
  9. Create a weekly chore system so one of us is not feeling overburdened
  10. Call mom or dad at least three times a week
  11. Spend “nonrequired” time with cousins, especially G & I
  12. Put all family birthdays on calendar
  13. Write cards to mom, dad, and grandparents for birthdays & send in the mail
  14. On cousin birthdays email or make a phone call to say hello
  15. Have a sleepover with my mom
  16. Randomly visit my mom’s parents on the weekend
  17. Go out to dinner with my grandma K
  18. Call Anne every other week
  19. Call Chrissy every other week
  20. Visit Anne in Baltimore
  21. Visit Chrissy in San Diego
  22. Set monthly date with college group of friends – reinstate monthly brunch club?
  23. Put all friends birthdays in calendar
  24. Call each friend on their birthday
  25. Find a new group of girlfriends in Buffalo
  26. Spin with Amanda once a week
  27. Host a girls night
  28. Have a girls sleepover
  29. Reduce usage of profanity, especially the horribly unattractive F word
  30. Wear seatbelt while driving
  31. Wear glasses while driving
  32. Establish regular morning routine
  33. Establish regular evening routine
  34. Use Sunday for cooking/meal-planning for the week
  35. Read 36 books (3/month)
  36. Finish MBA and graduate with at least a 3.80 GPA
  37. Listen to books on tape while commuting to/from work
  38. Monthly check-ins to check progress on goals
  39. Earn $50K in 2013
  40. Pay off $10,000 on my student loans (ending balance of $10,000 at end of year)
  41. Open a first time homebuyer account and contribute monthly
  42. Build savings account to $5,000
  43. Remain credit card debt free
  44. Continue selling unused items on ebay
  45. Continue keeping budget spreadsheet and update weekly
  46. Consolidate old 401k into new one
  47. Shop seasonally (4x/year) except for special occasions
  48. Continue to seek quality over quantity while shopping
  49. Begin journaling on a regular basis
  50. Begin writing a novel
  51. Take more photographs and print/display them
  52. Keep 2013 binder and continue to plan the year and reflect on it regularly
  53. Instate “switch off Sunday” – do not use email and use phone sparingly (calls/texts are ok, checking FB and Instagram incessantly are not ok)
  54. Take an art class
  55. Read all the books in my “to read” pile (bookshelf and kindle)
  56. Change tattoo into something more meaningful
  57. Schedule a Natalie retreat weekend
  58. Write a book proposal
  59. Create a vision board
  60. Smile at strangers
  61. Be better at initiating conversation with others
  62. Talk less about myself
  63. Ask more questions and listen to the answers
  64. Shop at local/independently owned businesses when possible
  65. Get a bicycle and ride it around in the spring, summer, and fall
  66. Give more hugs
  67. Plan long weekend in fingerlakes with K
  68. Go to a concert
  69. Spend a weekend in Toronto
  70. Spend a weekend in New York City
  71. Plan a mini-honeymoon for the long weekend after the wedding
  72. Go to church at least 36 times (3x/month)
  73. Pray at night before bed
  74. Say positive affirmations and practice gratitude in the morning before getting up
  75. Practice visualization of success
  76. Get a manicure every other week
  77. Stop biting and picking at nails
  78. Get flexible enough to touch toes
  79. Drink more tea and less coffee
  80. Floss every day
  81. Get six pedicures (every other month)
  82. Continue to work out at least 5x/week
  83. Eat more greens
  84. Drink more water
  85. Count calls consistently on MFP for 1 month
  86. Walk more, drive less
  87. Participate in the 2013 Turkey Trot (8K)
  88. Reduce consumption of bread, crackers, and other gluten-products, and cheese and other dairy products
  89. Straighten hair 3x/wk or less
  90. Find a foundation that fits my skin type and coloring and does not cause me to break out
  91. Investigate root causes of acne & eczema
  92. Try out new hair do’s
  93. Practice yoga 52 times (once a week)
  94. Appreciate rest and vitality: Stick to a 10pm bed time on weeknights
  95. Learn SEO and SEM
  96. Begin a blog or website
  97. Each month have 2 candidates who make it to interview status
  98. Leave my desk at lunch every day
  99. Practice “inbox to 0” on Friday afternoon
  100. Continue involvement in G4 Task Force
  101. In Q3/Q4 2013, begin building up new business and networking in order to successfully switch job title to recruiter in January 2014
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