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2014 Resolutions: Month 1

1. Lose 20+ pounds.
Lost 0 pounds… But I also gained 0 pounds.

2. Read 52+ books.
I read four so I’m well on my way! Check out my book blog for reviews.

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3. Visit 1+ new (to me) US city.
Visiting Seattle in March.

4. Visit 1+ new (to me) country.
Visiting Canada in March.

5. Visit 5+ new (to me) breweries and vineyards in WNC.
Visited Hi-Wire Brewing.

6. Get 2+ tattoos.
Not in January.

7. Find a higher paying job.
Will start looking in March.

8. Live 100% by myself for the first time (no roommates, boyfriend, mom…).
That will come after #7…

9. Go to a book signing or book/library-related event (YALLFest, ALA Annual Conference).
I went to Wiley Cash’s book signing.

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10. Maintain my book and local travel blogs and start a new general travel blog.
Added 18 posts to my book blog (!), five to my local travel blog, and created a new general travel blog (but haven’t gotten any posts up yet).

11. Take Spanish classes.
Hired a teacher and have had two classes so far! We meet once a week and she gives lots of homework.

12. Be more creative with Pinterest-inspired crafts and cooking.
Tried two new recipes (crockpot chicken taco bowls and green curry chicken) and one new craft (Mardi Gras tutu)!

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13. Wean myself off meat until I’m down to one carnivorous meal a week (or month!).
Have not started this one yet. :(

14. Do something I’ve never done before (play golf, ride in a limo, go hang-gliding…).
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2013 Resolutions: How I Did

1. Visit Greece.
2. Finish my master’s degree.
3. Get a job as a librarian.
4. Visit every brewery in WNC.
5. Attend a book signing.
6. Read 50 books.
7. Get my own apartment.
8. Get another tattoo.
9. Write a Happiness 365 post daily.
10. Lose weight.

More than half accomplished. Not bad! I didn’t visit nearly enough breweries and read only 40 books. Gave up on the Happiness 365 posts but they lasted for awhile! On to 2014…

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31 by 31

I turned 31 last month and here are the goals I accomplished during the year I was 30…

I didn’t accomplish all of my goals so these are some I will continue to work on until I turn 32! :)

  • Visit every brewery in WNC (I didn’t visit them all but I went to The Thirsty Monk, Highland Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and Wedge Brewing Company.)
  • Read (and review) 100+ books (This is an insane goal… I probably read 50, which is more realistic!)
  • Go to the NC Zoo in Asheboro
  • Learn how to use a gun
  • Volunteer at Henderson County Public Library (Didn’t need to because I got a librarian job!)
  • Have a Favorite Things party
  • See Unto These Hills in Cherokee
  • Get a summer internship at a major library (Didn’t need to because I got a librarian job!)
  • Watch (and review) 10 classic movies I’ve never seen
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September Goals

I haven’t done this link-up in a few months so there’s no recap… Here’s what I hope to accomplish this month!

  • Get another tattoo
  • Lose four pounds
  • Read three books
  • Visit Greece
  • Post on my other two blogs
  • Go to the NC Mountain State Fair
  • Start flossing again
  • Go to the shooting range
  • Get a mani/pedi