I started this page on January 1, 2012 as a way to stay focused. I’m a big believer in putting your goals out there; it holds you accountable. It also made 2012 a super fun and successful year, so I decided to continue this for 2013. Wish me luck!
1-Move to Brooklyn.
Done! Best move!
2-Run 6 races.
1-Hot Chocolate 10k
2-New York City Half Marathon
3-Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k
After the half, I kind of was over run-ed out for a bit. Goal to run another half in 2014.
3-Be a vegan for 28 days (doing this 28 Day Challenge with work, eeeek)
4-Bake a pie from scratch.
Apple pie with a lattice top- delish!
5-Go to a farm to pick my own produce (and make something delicious with it!)
Milk Pail Farm and Orchard
6-Volunteer with a food relief organization.
Food Not Bombs- everyone should do this at some point, amazing experience!
7-Visit my friend Danielle in Pittsburgh.
Flight booked for January 2014!
8-Apply to open the Whole Foods Market-Gowanus store as its Community Liaison.
Applied, got the position, opened the store!
9-Take a mixology class.
No formal classes, but lots of my own mixology. Like, here.
10-Keep up the yoga, baking and reading from 2012!
Done and done. Also did some rock climbing and kayaking.
1-Bake at least one awesome thing each month and share it with someone(s) to show them I appreciate them.
February: Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies (sub flour for 1/2 sorghum flour and 1/2 potato starch to make them gluten free) for a co-worker’s birthday and Brown Sugar Banana Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream for my cousin’s birthday.
March: Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies (these have become very popular) for another co-worker’s birthday, Orange-Thyme Biscotti for my friend’s birthday and Spanakopita, Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Scones (sub sunflower butter for peanut butter and add half a cup of chocolate chips) and Banana Oatmeal Cookies (sub 1/2 flour for oats) for my family.
April: Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies (think it’s time for a new standard over here) for my co-workers.
July: Kale chips for… everything.
August: PB&J Thumbprint Cookies for my team.
October: Spiced Chocolate Muffins for my mom and I pre-Sandy (made up the recipe for this one) and Halloween Candy Cookies for my family post-Sandy.
2-Run the Snowflake 4 Mile Race in February 2012.
3-Run a 5K
Alright, so somehow I didn’t run an actual 5K race, but I probably ran 3.1 miles 31+ times in 2012. So that’s that.
4-Run a 10K: The Long Island Marathon’s 10K in May 2012.
5-Learn to play one song on the guitar
by March April 2012 after the triathlon.
Accomplished! Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
6-Read one book per month.
January: “Setting the Table” by Danny Meyer
February: “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert and half of “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall
March: The other half of “Born to Run”
April: “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain
May: Read lots of Thought Catalog on the train, but I don’t think that counts.
June: “The Lean” by Kathy Freston
July: “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman
August: “A Life Without Limits” by Chrissie Wellington
September: No reads. Lame-o.
October: “How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking” by Nigella Lawson
November: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
December: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” by Mindy Kaling
7-Practice yoga atleast 4 times per month.
January: 1/8, 1/15, 1/21, 1/25, 1/28
February: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/21, 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 2/29
March: 3/4, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28
April: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/22
May: 5/2, 5/16, 5/28, 5/31
June: 6/6, 6/11, 6/18, 6/27
July: 7/16, 7/25, 7/27
August: 8/6, 8/8
September: 9/5, 9/10, 9/14, 9/19
October: 10/8, 10/17, 10/20, 10/22
November: 11/14, 11/19, 11/26
December: 12/7, 12/10, 12/17
8-Go on an adventure by December 2012.
9-Make a college scrapbook
by April 2012 after the triathlon.
10-Compete in Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure in July 2012.