New Year’s Goals 2014

Flash! Blink! And now it is 2014! Happy New Year, friends.

Bubbles.

Bubbles.

I am not sure if it is because I am blonde or what, but I don’t really understand the difference between “resolutions” and “goals.” So for 2014, here is my list of goals/resolutions/wishes/dreams. All 14 of them (got it — 2014, 14 goals?). And if you are feeling really inspired, take a look at my 2013 goals (and how many I repeat) and 2012 goals (many of the same, again).

1. Savor little mundane moments with the kids

Playing with pinecones = extra special time.

Playing with pinecones = extra special time. (Completely serious).

2. Less is more

less

AHHH math.

3. Cook more frequently

So excited to cook these amazing recipes from this cookbook given to me by my mom. Stay tuned for recipes from this later this year!

So excited about the amazing recipes from this cookbook given to me by my mom. Stay tuned for recipes later this year!

4. Learn how to meditate

Oregon skies.

Oregon skies. Deep breath in, deep breath out, namaste.

5. Grow my tutoring business

Shameless plug: I am a math teacher turned math tutor and stay at home! I work with students in math from 1st through 12th grade!

Need help with math? Shameless plug: I am a math teacher turned blogger, private math tutor, and stay at home mom! I work with students from 1st through 12th grade (including calculus). I love working with students one on one and seeing them grow into competent, confident, and secure mathematicians.

6. Focus on positive relationships

The loves of my lives.

The loves of my life.

7. Live it up!

Ice Cream Sundaes EVERYDAY!

Ice Cream Sundaes EVERYDAY! We never know when something bad (or good) will happen, so why wait? Go out to dinner, splurge when need be, enjoy life, eat dessert, and just DO IT!

8. Drink more water

Every year, I make a commitment to drink more water, and every year, I don't do it. So this year, WILL BE THE YEAR! And with the help of this amazing water bottle, I will do it!

Every year, I make a commitment to drink more water, and every year, I don’t do it. So this year WILL BE THE YEAR! And with the help of this amazing water bottle, I will do it!

9. Don’t take things personally

I have thin skin, and really need to work on looking at things through a different lens and compare reality to perception.

I have thin skin, and really need to work on looking at things through a different lens and compare reality to perception.

10. (Continue to) Make my family a priority

Family shot!!!

Family shot!!!

11. Take (more) hot baths

How beautiful and rustic is this bath? I would live in it, if I could!

How beautiful and rustic is this bath? I would live in it, if I could!

12. Read more self help books

I improved on reading books this past year, and now I want to read other books, that can help widen my mind. Trippy. But true.

I read more this past year, and now I want to focus on books that helpe me help myself (and others). Trippy. But true.

13. Run the Paris Marathon in under 3:55

Yep, doing it again! And this year, I want to shave my time by 5-10 minutes! Pareeh, here I come again!

Yep, doing it again! And this year, I want to shave my time by 5-10 minutes! Pareeh, here I come again!

14. Concentrate on the present moment

An eskimo saying is "Yesterday is ashes. Tomorrow is green wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly."

An eskimo saying: “Yesterday is ashes. Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.”

So there you have it, my New Years Resolutions! What are you aiming to accomplish (or not) this year? Happy 2014! xo

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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9 Comments

  1. Such great resolutions, Yael! To a wonderful year full of love, joy, peace and lots of dessert. I love you.

    • Love you, Emma and can’t wait to see you! Just 6 days! Happy New Year, munchkin.

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