Thursday, January 31, 2013

One Month Down...

So we are one month into 2013 and I have to say it's turning out to be a pretty good year! I wrote a post on a few of my resolutions for the year and I thought it would be fun to check in once a month and see where I am with my progress.

1. Invest in at least 3 coffee table books- I purchased my first one the other day

(Kate Spade, surprise surprise)

2. Run a 5k- No I haven't done this yet, but I have been making a much stronger effort to hit the gym lately. I'm kind of addicted to spin classes!

3. Move to New York- Obvi I haven't made it to the Big Apple just yet but I'm stowing away some moolah to make that move a reality

4. Expand my jewelry collection- I've already become kind of a sucker for jewelry lately, definitely making this resolution happen
I ordered this bracelet a few days ago

This necklace is at the top of my wishlist 

I'm also adding some things to my list

5. Read at least 25 books this year- This averages out to be slightly more than 2 books a month (so far I'm on point)- plus I always do more reading during the summer, but I really want to accomplish this goal

So far I have read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I loved it (not too fond of the ending though)- word on the street is that they are making a movie (starring Reese Witherspoon) which should be fantastic!

I'm almost finisheded Gillian Flynn's other book Dark Places- I'm liking it but it isn't the page turner that Gone Girl was. Not amazing but not a disappointment either.

Up next on my reading list- The Great Gatsby (checking off two things at once!) 

6. Say yes more often- I am far from an adventurous person and I don't really like this about myself. I fear becoming too set in my ways and too complacent in my comfort zone so it's important to do things you may not instantly want to do.

7. Start a line a day journal- In college I was really good with keeping up a journal. I loved it! But haven't written in it in over a year. It's a difficult thing to keep up with. But even when I was vigilant with my journal, my planner was a sort of pseudo journal. (I document all important events and will go back and write in things that happened on certain days). But I saw a great tip on College Prepster that suggested a line a day journal. I think that seems doable! It will help see the good (and occasionally bad) things that happen throughout the year.


  1. I need to invest in the "Things We Love" coffee table book. I have heard nothing but good things!

    As far as the "Say yes more often"-my motto for 2013 is "give me one good reason why not."

  2. I love spin class, and I just signed up for a 10k (hopefully I survive). And same with expanding the jewlery collection, I tend to wear the same pieces over and over!

  3. I've been eyeing that Kate Spade bracelet for sometime now - the perfect inspiration! I also have a line a day journal, however, I haven't written in it the past few months. I think I will start back again!

  4. Gone girl is on my reading list. I'll have to read it before the movie comes out




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