twelve by 2012

i know it is typically not until new years that you start making lists of things you want to get accomplished within the year. but let's be real for a moment, we never actually stick to all of those goals. probably because we make them so impossibly high to reach. as if this is the year everything is going to change. hey, sometimes it is. but for us mere mortals, we are only human and get tied down with situations in which we did not plan. like the whole eating healthy and getting in shape stuff. how was i suppose to know that so many great dinner dates with friends, late night cereal bowls, and my unriquited love for the couch would get in the way? i mean seriously, these are things we just can't really prepare for. so when i stumbled upon this project of goals over on Hello, Friend i thought, this is perfect. just twelve simple goals within a short period of time. seriously, 365 days gives too much leeway to forget and change your mind on some of those set goals. and come midnight the only thing that's really on your mind is making sure you get that cliche (but amazing) kiss.
so here we go, my twelve goals i hope will accomplish by 2012. feel free to become a follower, join in and link up if you'd like!
Goals to Accomplish by 2012:
(in no particular order)
1. find a steady job (MUCHO important)

2. reach 500 followers on this here bloggy. spread the word and help this goal be accomplished! ;)

3. make a financial plan (how much money we will spend on groceries a month, for date nights, leisure time, etc.) also very important!

4. get in the habit of reading the scriptures every day (i'm kind of slacking on this one)

5. be a better daughter and sister by calling my family up more often just for the simple ol' chitchat

6. finish and mail out all of those thank you letters from our wedding. only 3 months late. sorry grandpa!

7. learn 7 new recipes to try out for dinner (any suggestions, email me!)

8. vacuum once every week (so long dust bunnies, hair clumps, dead spiders and food crumbs that have seemed to accumulate). my place sounds immaculate doesn't it? 

9. make at least three good friends here in utah that i regularly meet up with and have girls night out (gosh this makes me sound like such a loner, ha)

10. do one big act of service. possibly something to do with an animal shelter. i LOVE animals. except cats. sorry cat people. but perhaps i can put that fear aside and help all the little animals.

11. take more pictures with my nice nikon camera that has decided to collect dust and ween off of the help of my iPhone to do all the work. 

12. learn something new. anything! i want to step out of my daily routine and try something for the first time. food, sport, crafting. the possibilities are endless. 


so what are some resolutions you have planned up for the big twenty twelve? perhaps bump those goals up and get a head start!


p.s. oh, and for some extra reads, i was featured over HERE and HERE today. sponsor spotlight and my own "10 things" list, enjoy!

66 comments:

  1. Great goals!!! I love the one about giving service! It's such a great way to feel happier and more at peace in life. If you love animals you should check out the video of our dogs I posted yesterday. So cute!

    And 500 followers?! Wow. I'd like to just get to 100. Ha.

    Good luck with the goals! You can do it!

    Angela
    grahamandangela.blogspot.com

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  2. You'll hands down hit 300. Not even a question. I'll keeping hoping you get that job. I'm sure it's only a matter of time =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  3. I really need to work on #5 and #9. Last year my "2011 goal list" had 37 things and I already have around 10-15 for 2012. My main goal is to be less lazy. I need to work on time management and try to be more crafty and productive.

    -Arielle
    humblepievintage.com

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  4. LOVE this! I need to set some goals too. I feel like I am wasting away. Can I be one of you three girlfriends!?

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  5. great list, I like you style!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you like it follow me, I’ll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  6. Sounds like a great plan. Goals light a fire under me to make my life more exciting.

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  7. I like these goals! I need to adopt the thank you notes, vacuuming, and financial plan.

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  8. NNOOOOOO! I don't want to think about resolutions or 2012! lol But I do like your list! Reaching 500 followers by the end of the year would be cool too! Good luck with that girl! I know you can do it!


    Janette, the Jongleur

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  9. i love this. You have just over 2 months to reach all these goals and you can definitely do it!!! Good luck!!

    xo
    Classic & Bubbly

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  10. These are all good goals! Always good to have and reach towards!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Shop Blue Vanilla

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  11. awww i bet you are super happy!

    i wish i was spending the weekend with my other half :(


    me on the other hand ... today i am going to
    eat phillipino food for the first time :)

    tomorrow i have 3 halloween parties :D pretty
    exited to start dressing up

    and sunday i am not sure yet .. but i really
    want to bake something yummy :D

    any recommendations love?



    xoxo
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such a great list and a great idea! I will have to make one myself. : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  13. I may have to join this! maybe by 2012..maybe before. ha.

    www.summersetsin.blogspot.com

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  14. this is a great idea! i will work on ideas this weekend! :)

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  15. SOOOO weird...this list could be MINE. I need to write thank yous to my family from my wedding--three months late already. And I need to dig into the Word of God with a lot more joy and consistency than I do now! Plus I'm looking for a steady "grownup" job. I could go on...point is, we are kindred spirits :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Great list of goals! I'm sure if you'll be able to accomplish all of them :)

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  17. i love this, i may just have to copy it. reached goals are the best, good luck!

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  18. Cute post...I want to join in but I need to come up with 12 good goals....hmmmm

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  19. you're so endearing. we could be friends, i live in utah. it works!

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  20. I love this post. They are great goals. If I lived in Utah, I'd want to hang out with you!

    Good luck. You can do it!

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  21. girlie, you are the cutest! you will definitely reach 500, probably even more! and i'm with you-- i always use my iphone! really need to break out the fancy pantsy camera more often :)

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  22. I like number 9, I need to that one too!

    Rebekah
    headoverheels26.blogspot.com

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  23. Haven't even tought about resolutions but your #1 is also my main agenda. ;)

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  24. These are awesome goals. And I agree, 365 days are too many! I change my mind a lot. And congrats on getting featured :)

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  25. I've only accomplished one New Year's Resolution - three years ago I gave up all meat. Then after a year I incorporated poultry and fish, and last month all meat. I wanted to give it up for a year so I accomplished my goal. In 2012 maybe I should set a more permanent resolution...


    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  26. 500...you will totally accomplish that goal! I am at 99.....1 more and I reach 100! I am excited about that! :) I hate vacuuming! It's such a pain...all the plugging/unplugging, moving chairs, then putting them back, cleaning the filter....geesh! I feel ya on that one though...once a week is a good goal! :)

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  27. totally love the idea of this!!! brilliant :) it has given me something to think about! have a fantastic weekend! xoxoxo brynn

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  28. Great list, you can most definitely hit 500 followers! I think I will go make a list for myself now...

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  29. such a lovely blog!
    wanna join the sunglasses GIVEAWAY on my blog? click here: http://allegrabj.blogspot.com/2011/10/sunglasses-shop-giveaway.html

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  30. Found your blog through finding beauty in the ordinary... I love it! Glad I can help you reach your goal of 500 followers!

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  31. great list, definitely inspired me to get one going! all the best accomplishing every single one~

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  32. & ps one more follower to help reach 500 <3

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  33. hahaha good luck! and i do recognize a lot of these things!

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  34. LOVE this list! Yes... way too many things that can interrupt the progress on your to do list - especially that gosh darn couch! :)

    I'm now following (1 less to 500!) Hope you have a great weekend! XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

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  35. wow!your blog is so nice so as your post.....! will follow you to help you accomplish something on 2012 to have 500 followers count me in!....

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  36. You can check one additional follower off your list...I have "followed" and added your button to my blog, Navigating North! Check it out when you get free time:
    http://www.navigatingnorth.com

    XOXO

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  37. i would love to have 500 followers too!
    all of 2011, i've been doing a monthly resolution, which is harder than it sounds! some months have been great though. go check it onmy blog.

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  38. I need to start making my goals. And I can agree with you on the steady job :)

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  39. I need to vacuum once a week too haha. And we are moving into our new house in less than 2 weeks...so I will have to vacuum more surface area ehhh haha. AND I TOO need good girlfriends! I had a ton in UT and now in a new place...hmmm lol.

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  40. May have to steal this idea, love the idea of making resolutions now instead of at new years which neverrrrrrrr happens! xx

    amateurartblog.blogspot.com

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  41. What a wonderful idea, I think small goals are far more achievable. I would add to mine.......Reading at least 3 great books a year I never seem to make enough time for reading anymore and must say I miss it. Thanks to you this week I’m only to buy the first one! I hope you have a lovely weekend my friend.

    Always Wendy

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  42. I ALMOST finished my thank yous today! Nine more to go that I need addresses for. And I'm about two and a half months late... does that mean I'm awesome? Or are we both just a little pathetic?

    And as far as the loner thing goes, I'm pretty sure it's a rule that when you get married you lose all of your friends. We'll find new ones eventually! I think...

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  43. Thanks for the comment! You have a lovely blog
    xxx
    http://jetlamode.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thanks for your comment, love your post, it´s a great idea!!
    kisses

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  45. awesome blog! :)

    please visit and follow
    http://lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/

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  46. I REALLY should get my act together and get a list going... I'm gonna list these out and then post a list on my blog soon! good luck on the 500 followers!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  47. great set of goals! Oh and Thank you for your sweet comment, I was nervous to put myself out there!

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  48. great idea :) new years goals are definitely impossible to truly stick to. plus it gives us the idea that we don't need to make any positive changes untilllll that fateful morning.. or at least that happens to me hehe

    a few weeks ago i made a little list of things i wanted to do.. silly things like wake up earlier and wear makeup haha.. i've gotten a bit better at both :) but now i'm up at 12:40 reading blogs so i might fail at the wake up early thing tomorrow.. oy vey.

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  49. Love this list. I have some similar ones and I swear it's just finding the time...where is the time, anyway? ;)

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  50. what a great idea for a post! good luck accomplishing it all! (:

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  51. Great list, dear. I´m sure you´re going to achieve them. Just don´t forget to remind yourself. :)

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  52. this is so good,and i love what you listed! i like making little habit changes on a smaller scale... i find i actually keep them LOL. xoxoxo

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  53. #3 is very important to me too! I need to do better.

    Summer-Raye

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  54. i love the making friends/meet up goal. if i was there, i'd help you achieve that one :)

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  55. i think this is an awesome idea, get a kick start. i need to be reading the bible more too, would love to take a trip in january and get a few more stores selling my cards! here's hoping! xo.

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  56. I love the list of goals. I might just try that for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Love your list! Inspiring me to maybe take the plunge and actually make one instead of just think about it

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  58. I love the reading the scriptures every day one. I definitely need to get on that.

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  59. I just found your blog and I love it! What a great idea. Twelve things by 2012. I think I might make a list soon... :)

    smiles,
    maryrachel

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  60. this is a GREAT idea. I need to do something similar. It's so hard to not slack off on everything when it's this close to the holidays and the semester is so close to being done. Good luck :)

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  61. you inspired me, girlfriend :) here's my list. but i just went for 8.

    http://sweetandwildchild.blogspot.com/2011/11/by-2012.html

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  62. Love this post:) I discovered it awhile ago but came across it again recently so I featured it on my blog yesterday! Hope that's ok. Check it out if you want!

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-im-in-love.html

    <3 Leney

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