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My New Year's Goals for 2013

I suppose this is the day to be making goals, no?  So let's see... in no particular order...

1. Learn French (basic conversational French, at least).
2. Complete year 2 of my graphic design program.
3. Try 10 new vegetables.
4. Finish 48 books.
5. Create a passive stream of income.
6. Pray and listen to God for at least 20 minutes a day.
7. Build my Etsy knitting inventory up to 300 before next fall.
8. Learn how to make linocut prints.
9. Build my powers of concentration.

And just for curiosity's sake... here's how my goals last year went.

First off, I plan to finish my first year in graphic design school!
Yup! Did that with a 4.0! This year won't be quite that good, but I'm still plugging along!

Secondly, I hope to build my Etsy shop bigger and better.
My shop is definitely bigger and better, and made slightly more money than last year, but not by much. I think I'll have to add this one to my list again!

Third, I have plans to unveil a graphic design Etsy shop as well!
This shop did get started but I ran out of time to work on in about halfway through the year. Designing all day AND all night can be a bit too much cake to eat in one day. I'm now trying to figure out some items for this shop that won't require as much immediate work every time they are purchased.

Lastly, I plan to read 48 books this year!
I actually read 26 books this past year (according to my GoodReads account, where I try to list every book I've read), so I completed just over half my goal. I'm finding that focusing on reading has been difficult since my concentration is completely shot, which I contribute to the over-internet-ifying of my brain. Sigh... I think I'll add fixing that to this year's goals too...


  1. Hey Jen! Happy New Year! I love your list of goals - I would to learn a new language, especially french. I would instantly feel 20% sexier. haha

  2. Good goals!! I need to introduce some new foods into my diet, too - as a vegetarian, i get stuck in a rut easily.

  3. Happy New Year Jen!! It's awesome that you were able to run two Etsy shops! That must have been hard to keep up with them & school. I've always wanted to find/take a linocut class, would love to hear about it when you learn :)

  4. Wow, 48 books? Geez. I decided I need to go back to reading for fun [besides all the law books I read for school] so my goal is to read 6 books this me 2 months for each since I typically only have a few minutes a day if that to devote to it...possibly just on the commute. [Also, I'm reading all classics & they tend to be long]. Congrats on reading so much, even if you didn't hit 48!


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