Tuesday, 1 January 2013


I want to donate blood at least four times.

I want to find out what's wrong with my wonky thyroid.

I want to continue on my yoga journey.

I want to run more.

I want to celebrate five years of marriage with Shawn.

I want to run.

I want to learn how to make croissants from scratch.

I want to bake a black forest cake for my dad's birthday.

I want to throw a BBQ for Shawn's 35th birthday.

I want to cut my hair off so I'm forced to find a hairstyle I like instead of defaulting to a ponytail every damn day.

I want to attend my first birth as a doula-in-training.

I want to take more pictures and learn to use my camera better.

I want to write more letters and do a better job at letting people know how important they are to me.

I want to learn how to crochet.

I want to figure out how to meal plan for our family instead of trying to adopt solutions that aren't quite right for us and then failing after a week.

I want to learn how to be better with money. I'm bad at money. I just am. I'm 30 years old. I should not use "I just am" as an excuse to continue to be bad with money.

I want to write more.

I want to take Grady swimming.

I want to clean my oven. At least once. I've never cleaned an oven before. It's shameful.

I want to laugh more, fret less, watch my tone, use positive words, admit my faults, allow myself to fail, eat as much chocolate as I please, and teach my kid to be kind.


  1. Sounds like a good year to me. Also, if you learn to make croissants, I want a lesson.

  2. This is so great. This sounds like the makings of an amazing year.

  3. Taking my nephew swimming in November was easily one of the VERY BEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE. He is a water baby, totally unlike his daddy and his Auntie.
    He doesn't talk much, but him trying to say "splash" and having it come out as "pash" was awesome.
    I hope Grady loves swimming too.

  4. Great list & I hope it will be a great year. I'm excited for you about the doula journey. It sounds really amazing.

  5. Can I just write a big ME TOO to all of those? Or, well, most of them, obviously.

  6. Beautiful resolutions Hillary! I think this year will be amazing for you :)

  7. I love this forward-looking post. Now, you just need to print it out and tape it to your bathroom mirror ... in a high location where Grady can't tear it down! =)

  8. Beautiful resolutions :) I've never actually cleaned an oven before either, and the way it's talked about, it's always intimidated me...