Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013: to do

I was looking through my old journal and found a list of "things to do this summer" from 2010. I loved some of the things I wrote and think they are things to always remember. I added a few more and I know the list is long, but I guess you can call this my expanded new year's resolution/goals/be a better person list...

  • Become a student of the scriptures and study them daily
  • Study the covenants I've made and our promised blessings
  • Attend the temple once a month
  • Immerse myself in good books instead of TV
  • Study past conference talks
  • Look for opportunities to serve
  • Develop my talents and find new ones
  • Decide what the next step in my career is
  • Get up and move!
  • Develop good daily patterns and habits
  • Be outgoing and more friendly
  • Always express gratitude and appreciation
  • Ask myself: is everything I'm doing bringing me closer to my Savior and helping me in my responsibilities as a future wife and future mother?
  • Work on motherly attributes - gentleness and patience
  • Write in my journal more consistently 
  • Be a better friend, make new ones, and reconnect with old ones
  • Find time to play tennis again
  • "Early to bed, early to rise"
  • Strive to have more charity
  • Always look for the good, not the bad
  • Find a new hobby
  • Be productive
  • Reestablish a healthy lifestyle
  • Live a balanced life
  • Put Mike's needs before my own
    {I could have gone on but I have to stop somewhere!}

    Pretty much in a nutshell... be a better person :)


    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, you are beautiful!

      The Purse Snatcher 

    2. this is a beautiful list! and i love - get up and move! :) here's to a great, healthy, wholesome year!

    3. I Love this list, it is SO inspirational!! I am going to do one now and hopefully I will stick with it!!

    4. Great list ! ;)
      Do you want to follow each other? :)


    5. HI Whitney, I love your list. Making lists helps us achieve our goals. Love the sugar cookies in your previous post and the pictures of your vacation in Paris and London. One day I will go to Paris.



    6. This is a great list! Thanks for following my blog! I'm your newest follower :)


    7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did! And I may or may not have been stalking you for the past like hour... Haha. You are gorgeous and your wedding pictures are stunning! Funny story too.. I know your sister Shelby! I work with her at Happy Sumo! Haha small world! XO

      1. haha that's so funny, such a small world! I'll have to tell her! And thank you for the sweetest compliment!

    8. Love the blog and this list!!! Also thanks for signing up for the Valentine swap!!!

    9. Love the list, this is great! Can't wait to read more of your blog!

    10. I think these are amazing goals! Good luck with them!


    11. So glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours! I'm loving it and all these amazing goals for the new year. New follower here, can't wait to see what else comes.


    12. These are amazingly inspirational goals, I'm so impressed. Mine are always "work out more" and "sleep in less" - not too creative haha.

      p.s. I nominated you for a Liebster award today! http://wishingoodluck.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award.html

    13. Ok could you be any prettier?! Seriously! Love your blog, new follower :)

    14. I like your list :) I can relate to a lot of these - especially reading books instead of TV! I'm determined for this year to have some good reads! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've been enjoying reading yours (some of your travel posts will be useful for me in the future as we're *fingers crossed* going to Hawaii!) :)

    15. You have such great goals. My boyfriend & I are wanting to make a bucket list for everything that we want to do together. We have a very unique idea about how to do it...we're going to be doing that in a few weeks!

    16. These are such great goals! I always try to make my own goals too but I can't ever seem to think of more than 3 at one time.

    17. What fantastic goals to have in place for the new year!
      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Whitney. You and Michael are such a great-looking couple.. kiiiind of wishing you'd come to Canada so I could photograph YOU! ;)


      Brittany Gillman Photography