New Year Goals!

With the new year rapidly approaching I have been thinking a lot about how I want to make 2014 a better year than 2013. Every year my husband and I come up with things that we wish to accomplish in the year.  Last year our goals were to read 24 books during the year, make 12 new pinterest recipes (one a month), to work out more, and eat healthier.

I always have such high hopes when we make our goals near the end of the year, looking forward to the new year, but always get so off track with things that I don't have a set plan for!

The reading goal is quite easy, as I LOVE to read.  Especially now that I am up in the middle of the night feeding, any book I can get on my phone is great because then I can read as I am feeding baby girl!  My local library as an ap you can use to download books, so it has been a great way to read a lot of books for FREE!!  Free is another one of my favorite things!

Pinterest has also been a great source of recipes for us this year.  We have tried many new recipes, some failures, but it is always fun to see what we can find for dinner that month.  I tend to go in spurts of trying new recipes though.  Our goal was one new recipe a month, hence the number 12.  We for sure didn't do that, but I know that we tried way more than the 12 we aimed for during the course of the year!

Now the healthy eating and working out didn't work out so well for me.  I was pregnant with baby number two when the year started, and had an almost two year old.  Needless to say I was tired.  The eating healthy thing wasn't horrible, as I did have gestational diabetes with both pregnancies.  I like sweets though, so there is no willpower here!

My new goals for 2014 are more tangible, and have to do more with my teaching then they do with my personal life.  I am going to try to find a better balance of home and school as well.  I need to spend time with my kids, because I know it goes way too quickly!

I'm hopeful that these goals will be easy to accomplish, and that by doing these three things I will feel a little more organized and sane in my life as well.

I am going to keep this updated every month, to make sure that I am staying on top of my goals!  I am excited to see what 2014 will bring, and how I will be able to tackle so much more this next year!

Well 2014, I don't know if I am ready for you or not, but I am as ready as I'll ever be!!  Bring it on new year!

I found this awesome link party by Simply Kinder too!!  Go and find some new blogs to follow!


  1. I'd like to have my planning done by Friday, too! I don't know what it's like to have a weekend free from planning!

    Found you through Simply Kinder and looking forward to following your blog!

    Seconds at the Beach

  2. Found you through Simply Kinder's linky. I am a fellow AZ teacher/blogger!
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

  3. Thanks for your comments on my blog! I'm following you too now! :)
    Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

  4. Kelly,

    I am so excited to have found a fellow third grade blogger :) I found you through a linky and am your newest follower. Hope we can share ideas in the future :)



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