My List

I was going to add this to my previous post, but I didn’t want it to be super long. So, I’ll do it separate. I wanted to make a list of goals/wants/whatever it may be for my to accomplish within a year. I’m sure you’ve seen something like this around the internet already, but this is mine. I’ll be honest, I’m really good at starting something or wanting something, and I never follow through. Ok, never might be pushing it, but it feels like it sometimes. My thinking is, if I put this list together for people to see, I’m more likely to follow through. Hold me accountable, people! Here it goes…

  1. Work Out! I was doing really well for a good while with constantly being at the gym. But, I fell off that wagon. I’m wanting to be more healthy.
  2. Eat Healthier! This is a tough one, but yet an easy one. Not sure how to describe it. Sugar is my weakness. Eating my emotions is something I do. But yet, I know that I can definitely eat a lot healthier. I did it when I accomplished Whole 30. I felt SO GREAT! I need that back.
  3. Read More! I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE reading. Especially World War 2 novels. I really would like to get back into reading books. Not necessarily war novels, just a book that strikes my fancy.
  4. Get My Library Card! This would help me with #3. It’s been a really really long time since I’ve seen it. I’ll need a new one.
  5. Learn to Cook! I can cook. But, can I cook very well? Ha, no! I do really well with baking because there isn’t too much wriggle room. I feel like with cooking, you can do pretty much whatever! I need to get better at it. That way I can treat my husband to something really delicious. Not under seasoned and overcooked chicken…
  6.  Get My Hair Cut! This is an easy one. It’s on my list because I can easily go forever without cutting it. I’ll also complain about it. Like, all the time. I want an asymmetrical cut again.
  7. Grow This Blog! I’m really excited to see where this baby can take me. I know this blog is quite rough right now, but I hope to learn more and make it really cool. Like it’s writer. 😉
  8. Be More Social! I’m quite the introvert. I really like just being at home. I know there is nothing wrong with that, but I’m quick to say no to social gatherings. I easily get anxiety over new situations, big groups, new people, etc. I’m hoping to squash that so to speak and just do!
  9. Scrapbook! I want to make a scrapbook of my wedding. I had a lot of fun (somewhat…) with planning and seeing it all come together. Our wedding was really unique, and I want to make sure I have something to flip through. Steampunk vintage romance forever!
  10. Bake More! I absolutely love baking. I think you know that already. There are SO many recipes that I want try. I just haven’t…
  11. Etsy! I plan on talking about this on a different day.. stay tuned.
  12. TV Time! I watch WAY too much television. There are just so many good shows. What’s a girl to do?! I really want to see what all I can accomplish with less tv time.  I don’t really want to give it up though… the struggle.
  13. Zoo! I adore the zoo. I haven’t been there in about forever. I miss it.
  14. Sister Time! I haven’t visited my sister in way too long of a time. The last time I saw her was my wedding which was in October. She lives out in California and is going to be having a baby in November! I NEED to make my way out there.
  15. Coding! I have basic knowledge on how to code. I really did not enjoy coding in college. I’m a print snob and thought coding was not for me. Silly girl. It’s ALL about coding these days…
  16. Become More Confident! I plan on talking about this topic down the road. I’m sometimes confident. Rarely, perhaps. I want to be happy with who I am and what I look like. There is NO ONE else out there that looks like me. I need to embrace myself. And so what if I don’t fit society’s standards of beauty?! I never want to be a size 2. My body is not made for that size. I like my curves. Perhaps I just don’t want as many.  🙂
  17. Movie By Myself! I want to try it. I’ve always been too nervous to do it in the past and would just make Troy tag along. Yep. I made him go to the Twilight movies with me. Love. I bet I would really like to go to the movies by myself. Well, I typically get annoyed by like everyone. We shall see!
  18. Travel! I’m good with starting out with mini weekend trips. Before I have kiddos, I want to travel. That way grandma and grandpa won’t always be watching them.
  19. Save! Save! Save! I’m not very good at saving money. I need to be better.
  20. Try New Restaurants! There are SO many in Cleveland that I have yet to visit. Troy and I are foodies. He turned me into one.
  21. Try New Food! This goes along with the one above. I’ve really branched out since meeting Troy, but I know that I can be better. Mind over matter.
  22. Crafty! I enjoy being artsy. I’m inspired often. I want to do so many crafts. But I don’t. Actually, I’m hosting a craft night later this week. I can cross this off! I jest.
  23. No More Second Guessing! This kind of goes with being more confident. But I struggle with this often. I never just go for it. I never trust my gut. I’m constantly second guessing myself. And it’s draining.
  24. Be More Kind! Again, this can go with some of the others above. I beat myself up. A lot.  I need to be kind to myself. Would I ever treat my friend the way that I treat myself? No. So therefore, I need to stop. It’s hindering. I need to shine!
  25. Baseball! I haven’t been to a baseball game in a long while. I need to go. I don’t get into watching them on TV. It’s a lot more fun in person. Plus there is beer and hot dogs.
  26. Paint My Nails! I have so many polishes. I just don’t do it. Am I lazy about it? Yes. Do I have patience? No. This should change. I love the idea of painted nails. I just need to actually do them.
  27. Just Be Happy! That’s all. 🙂 I don’t want to stress as much anymore. You can’t help life, but you can take control over the stress. I need to do that.

There it is! Some of it is real and truly personal. Some are silly and on the surface. I think it’s a great combination. Plus, you get a little more insight into who I am. Hopefully you’ll stick around!


2 thoughts on “My List

  1. ahamlin87 May 14, 2015 / 7:31 AM

    Great list! If you want help with anything I’m here! I’d totally go to a baseball game, go to the zoo, paint nails, have business meetings, all of it! xoxo


    • mariapedrick May 14, 2015 / 8:30 AM

      Thanks so much!! You know I’ll be coming to you! 😀


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