Welcome 2013

2013 is here. The world has not ended, and I am alive (with a terrible, vision-impairing migraine) to welcome another new year.

This year has been a huge chapter in my life: finishing college, a real teaching job, and marriage! I begin this year as a married woman, as I will every year for the rest of my life! It has been one of the best years of my life, albeit one of the most stressful (wedding planning and teaching). 
Looking back at last year’s resolutions, I did pretty well during the first half of the year. Then, life changed…and got busy, busy, busy!
~Attend all FHE’s on Monday nights. Eh, not really. Even though when I was single, my sister was the FHE mom. Married, we try to do something together on Monday nights.
~ Do 100% Visiting Teaching for the whole year. Single, yes. Married, no. I’ve been sick a lot lately.
~ Study and do my best as to keep a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Success! 3.78!
~ Study Welsh for at least 30 min each week. …..If talking about my obsession over Wales counts…
~ Read for myself at least 20 min each day. I did pretty good with that up until October, when I got super busy with teaching.
~ Blog at least once a week. Pretty well. I have the most posts this year out of any year I’ve had this blog.
~ Work on my novel for at least 45 min a week. HAHAHAHAHA….as if I’ve had time.
~ Workout/run 5 days a week. I did okay on this until I got married…or teaching…or both.
~ Maintain my goal weight. Well, it’s true when they say you gain weight the first few months of marriage.
~ Cook 1 new meal a month using a new recipe. Between Justin and I, I think I did really well with this! SUCCESS!
~Read my scriptures every morning. I need to really work on this.
~ Go to the temple at least once a month. I’ve been a couple times and am going tomorrow…but the biggest 2 trips: my endowment and my marriage!

This year, I am going to try to resolve for less. Less is more. 
Here are 2013’s resolutions:
1) Run/workout 3x a week
2) Stay 1 week ahead in lesson plans
3) Daily scripture reading
4) Blog at least once a week and write in my journal more than just Sundays.
5) Try to come out of my shell a little bit more. (I have my own personal cheerleader now–Justin. So, it should be a bit easier.)
And…now that I’m married, I get to do couples resolutions!
1) Better apartment upkeep
2) Daily family scripture reading
Should be a lot easier to do this year! (Notice, no more GPA resolutions…it’s because I’m done with college! Yes, I don’t graduate until after the teaching internship ends, but I’m no longer a student!)

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.