As 2014 starts gearing up and everyone is posting their resolutions, I am thinking to myself, “Peach, you kicked serious ass in 2013. But how the hell are you going to top it in 2014?”
The answer? I’m not even going to try.
If 2013 taught me anything, it’s that Life Lists are a marathon, not a sprint. Unless you are independently wealthy and childless, there is no way one can travel the world and vacation the way I did last year, EVERY year. It’s just not realistic. That’s why I’m making sure to set my own expectations accordingly when choosing my Top Five for 2014 from my Mighty Peach Life List.
14 Buy a house
This one was on my Top 5 for 2013, but was postponed once I reconnected with my now-fiance. Yay for finding love and whew for waiting! This goal is in the books for 2014 but thanks to all of you knocking some sense in me, it’s not in the cards for immediate tackling on top of planning a wedding. OHDEARGODNO. I’m thinking we’d maybe start the process of looking at real estate no sooner than the very end of 2014. I want my fiance to have a chance to adjust to the shock of the North-to-South move, get to know the Atlanta areas better and RENT for a year (and get married, hi!) before we move on the big purchase. So perhaps this should be a 2015 goal? Hmmm. Hard to say. But worth keeping in the Top Five.
16 Marry a man that I cannot live without, and who cannot live without me
Ummm. Of COURSE this is in the plans for the year. I won’t make you all gag with the details. I’ll save those for other blog posts and let you avoid/stalk me as you wish. 😛 But I know that this item will occupy much of my attention and finances. I can’t wait to marry him!!!
33 Fix my crooked tooth
This one is currently IN PROGRESS with Invisalign and should be completed in the Oct/Nov months. YAY! Or… OUCH, to be completely honest, but it’s really going well. I can’t really see a big difference yet, but it’s only been a month and a half. But I did notice the other night when I was flossing that there is more room between my teeth now! It’s awesome that the crowding is getting better. I’m taking pictures of my crooked grill about once a week, so that I’ll have a cool photographic record of their transformation. I can’t wait to show off my new smile at our wedding!
81 Visit Savannah, GA. (finally)
There are murmurings of checking this item off with my Bachelorette party. But I’d also love a romantic getaway with my fiance before then! Savannah is just so dreamy and I’ve been saving this goal to share with someone special, to experience it for the first time by my side. I can imagine us walking the riverfront and smooching under moss-covered oaks in the magnolia-scented air. Ahhh… hopefully this year. <3
13 Run a marathon
But only a HALF!! And in a better time than I did last year. This time, I want to train for it better. Eat better. Live better. And secretly? I’d love it if my honey were there to cheer for me at the finish line. No, this won’t “check off” number 13 from my list, but it’s a step towards an eventual marathon in my lifetime. And that is okay by me.
What about you? What do you want to get done in 2014?