Ready Or Not...

Here it comes!
2012 that is.
And like all of you, I've got some goals that need accomplishing.

My list includes goals that are personal and goals that are for fun. here are some of them...

1. Take a hot air balloon ride. I've wanted to do this for years. This better be the year!
2. Serve others more. I used to be so good at that. Then things happened and I just needed to think of myself for a while. But I'm sick of that and ready to get back out there.
3. Visit my sister and her family in St. Louis. What a fun city that must be!
4. Build a good amount of savings. Again- something I'm not very good at...
5. Run a race. I don't care how long it is, I just need to do it.
6. Take an adventure. At least one.
7. Take better care of myself. In every aspect. I tend to ignore things that need to be fixed.
8. Be more outgoing. I can be really good or really bad at that. It all depends on the situation. I'd like to be good at it in any situation.

I hate ending on #8. I'd like to at least make it an even 10. But the rest of my goals are more personal, things that only I will know. :) You understand.

So this weekend, as we ring in the new year, I will be excited to leave 2011 behind (even though it was a good year overall) and start fresh. What are your top 3 goals for 2012??


Have a Happy new year everyone!

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Courtney B said...

LOVE that picture of you, Gentri! And I am so with you on the hot air balloon ride! Maybe we should do it together? :) Eric is afraid of heights so there's no way he'd do it with me.

Maggie B. said...

What a fabulous picture! And what fabulous goals for yourself. I've recently blogged about how I had new year's resolutions, but I was thinking this morning that I do have two...
1. To be nicer to my boss & coworkers
2. To dress better for the office - and that really boils down to having a better idea of what to do with my hair {is that lame?}

I'll be 30 in April, so I'll have a whole list of things I want to accomplish in my 30th year - so I kind of consider that my 'new year's resolutions...'

Hot air balloon - totally fun! :)

Maggie B.
"Finding Myself"

brooke field said...

What a great list! I'm finishing mine up now and it getting long!

indie by heart said...

Haven't really thought of any goals, but yours sound so great ! ^^ And I think you can accomplish them, very well. :)

Have a happy New Year's Eve !

xx Satu
Indie by Heart

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Very solid goals. I need to work on a few of those myself!

Hope you have fun this new year's eve and wishing you a wonderful 2012!

Melu103 said...

:) HOT AIR BALLOON? that sounds
like so much fun!!

i hope you have a wonderful weekend love! enjoy every minute

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Jordie said...

I wish you the best of luck for your goals, I have no doubt you will achieve them! x

Alexis Kaye said...

That's so great girl! :) I really want to go on a hot air balloon ride! Buy an entertainment book they have discounts :) it can also fuel your other adventure! haha, love you! Happy new year!

Kaitlyn said...

Those are good goals! I want to take a ride in a hot air balloon! That sounds fun! Never been on one!

In our sea of love

Kendra said...

Happy new year, Gentri! I have so enjoyed reading your blog and I look forward to your adventures in 2012!

Whitney said...

Love your list of goals - how exciting would it be to ride a hot air balloon?!?

Dita Maulani said...

Happy new year! I have got no list yet for 2012 goal or even to-do list!

The Dayleys said...

What wonderful goals :) 2012 is going to be a successful year for goals. I can feel it.

McKenzie King said...

that is a solid list of 8 things. i bet you will be able to accomplish everyone of those. happy new year!

boyishchic said...

Yay for goals! 8 is a pretty good number indeed - that's a lot already :] Go be happy you! I've loved getting to 'know' you through your blog & our little email convos. Wishing you the happiest New Year ever!
xx. Jillian
P.S. That photo of you up above is amazing. Frame worthy.

Nicole said...

Take an adventure - at least one. I LOVE that resolution! Can I copy you and add it to mine?! :)

Erin said...

Gorgeous photo! :) I could definitely add #8 to my list as well! :) Happy New Year hun!

Bree said...

That picture of you is gorgeous!! Love it!

Kristy Lynn said...

agreed. that photo is rad lady! good goals you have :) I'm totally down the adventure one and the outgoing one. Hey! You could combine the two by meeting a stranger in a specified location (ie bookstore, bar, etc...) and BAM! - two goals accomplished in one action!

PS. I am an idiot and forgot to load the photos for my post today - go back and check them out...they were inspired by one of your crafty little posts!

Janette said...

1. I would be terrified! Floating in a basket!???? Don't think so! And is it me or are you super adventurous and fierce like? Hat tip lady!
2. AHHH! Right there with you.. I'm soo selfish and I should be! In fact! I'm inspired! I know just the person to help! Gonna make a call!
3. Can I visit too? I need a vacay! Bad!
4. I'm so bad about saving $. BAD! BAD! So is Lovey.. BAD BAD!
5. Oh cool! Way to go!
6. I second this!
7. Bah! Pierce the heart! I'm so bad about this.. I need to go to the dentist but keep putting it off..
8. You seem pretty outgoing to me!

Happy New year pretty girl!

Janette, the Jongleur

PS. Sorry for the unusually long comment.. I was just excited to be the 20th commenter (or so) Usually when I comment I'm number 46! BAHAHAHAH!

Along Abbey Road said...

These are awesome resolutions! I always have a hard time coming up with good resolution. You've inspired me.

Along Abbey Road

Katie said...

I think you've got some awesome goals a brewing there, girl. I just recently did my resolutions list over at my blog.

Developing my saving abilities and serving others were two of my things!

I really like your number 8. I have always been a shy one but recently it is getting better so I'd like to develop that quality more as well.

Good luck on all of your 2012 goals, Gentri.

Happy New Year,

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ah!! definitely want to ride in a hot air balloon. that would be INCREDIBLE!!!
xo TJ

jessica said...

You made such a good list. It has always been a dream of mine to ride in a hot air balloon! And I'm totally with you on the "be more outgoing" thing. Some situations are easy, and some are not so easy.

Best of luck with all your goals!
Have a Happy New Year!

Kelcly said...

My top three are 1)to speak better spanish 2)declutter 3)have fun

You could ride a balloon in new mexico. Ive been to the balloon fiesta many years in a row, and have always wanted to ride a balloon... i never have

Happy New Year!

Emmett Katherine said...

#5#5#5!!!! do it!! ha ha I'm a runner and I ran my first race (full marathon) last year. IT WAS AWESOME!! you have such a sense of accomplishment at the end. Good luck with your resolutions & i LOVE that photo, it's so beautiful :)

Happy New Years G!!! many blessings to you & your family :)

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous list, friend! I as well plan on a hot air balloon ride while my husband is deployed this year, as he is PETRIFIED of heights! I have not begun my research, but it will happen!

I wish you the best of luck on your goals and can't wait to see how they get crossed on off!

Happy 2012 :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

I love your picture! So pretty! Great list for the new year. I hope you accomplish each and every one of them :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

I love your picture! So pretty! Great list for the new year. I hope you accomplish each and every one of them :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Yay for New Year's resolutions! We need to make some like, tonight. Or tomorrow :)

Haley K said...

incredible photo of your girl :) Wishing you a bright New Year!! Your list of resolutions looks like they'll stretch you, but they're realistic. love it :) My faves were going on a hot air balloon ride, serving more, and saving $$. *cheers* to you Gentri!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

You are lovely Gentri. :) Here's to 2012 and all your wishes and goals and dreams coming true!!!

Rae Veda said...

St. Louis is so much fun! Let me know when you're going. I only live four hours from there. I'd love to meet you! xo, rv


Megan said...

Lovely! What great goals. Beautiful picture too, by the way!


Laura Elizabeth said...

Amazing picture. I always admire your creativity. You take such beautiful pictures! I hope you achieve your goals for this year. I've decided to hop on the "Word for a Year" bandwagon... I only heard about it five minutes ago but I'm inspired!!

Happy New Year to you too :)

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Great goals, Gentri! I've been thinking about running a race. I feel like I'd feel so accomplished if I did :) Maybe I'll jump on your bandwagon :-D

And wowzah...LOVE that picture of you!!!

Shalyn said...

That picture of you is STUNNING and I am loving that list! You really should come to St. Louis- you would absolutely love it!

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