30 Goals for 2013

2013 Goals

I am a huge proponent of having written goals. I’m talking realistic, doable goals. I believe that in writing them down somewhere, you’re making yourself more accountable.

At the end of this year, I plan on looking at this list, and taking an account of how I did. I don’t really expect to complete all of them. But, you can bet that I’ll try my darndest.

Anyway, let’s get to it…



  • Read through the Bible in a year. I’m using this chronological reading plan.
  • Attend church regularly.
  • Make it to my goal weight.
  • Kick my Coca-cola habit.
  • Eat well, exercise 3 – 4 times per week and drink enough water.
  • Continue to nurture my hair, back to its formally healthy state.
  • Use heat sparingly, on my hair. Only a couple times per month, at most.
  • Get 7 – 8 hours a sleep per night, every night.
  • Read two new books/eBooks per month. Be a better listener.
  • Strive to have more patience.
  • Create a schedule, and stick to it. I’ve discovered that I work so much better, when I do.


  • Have a weekly game and movie night at home.
  • Read to the kid, every night.
  • Play with the kid at least three times each week (games, board games, Wii, etc.).


  • Go on once-a-month evening dates with my husband.
  • Go on a once-a-year marriage retreat (a long weekend away, somewhere close).
  • Go on a BIG trip, for our 10th wedding anniversary.

Friendships/Extended Family:

  • Call grandparents every week (I really need to be better about this).
  • Call parents at least 2 times per week; visit at least 3 times per month.
  • Talk to people more… in person, on the phone (not just through text messages, email and social media).


  • Create, and stick to, a new budget for 2013.
  • Continue saving 10 – 20 % of our income.


  • Switch from FeedBurner to FeedBlitz.
  • Attend a blogging conference.
  • Be a guest blogger on 4 different blogs.
  • Write an eBook.
  • Grow my average unique visitors per month by 20%.
  • Grow Facebook page fan count to 500.
  • Grow subscribers by 10%.
  • Post at least 3 – 4 times per week.


Have you set your 2013 goals yet? Leave a link, in the comments section.


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  1. says

    Bree, I like how simple & straightforward yours are! The reason I have NOTHING to link to is that I have been working on mine…STILL. grrrrr…. i think I am getting too complicated. sigh.

    You have some great ones though. Question: any reason you chose feedblitz? I am currently swithching from feedburner too to mailchimp and wondering what your thoughts are on the blitz? =) I know that feedburner is getting more & more precarious and I’ve never been thrilled with them anyways.

    • says

      Yeah, I figured out that simple works best for me. When I complicate things, I no longer want to do them.

      As for FeedBlitz, I read on a bunch of blogs, Twitter and Facebook, that it was the best alternative to FeedBurner. I actually use MailChimp at work, and I like that as well.

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