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January 3rd, 2013 | two-thousand and thirteen

Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a great start to the year. I spent mine waiting for a cab, that never came, but ended up having the best possible night. We ended up busting open some bottles of wine and played monopoly, had the best of conversations to ever take place, and most importantly I was surrounded by some great friends.

2012 was pretty great, but I know 2013 can be even better! I did of course have some moments that sucked, but lets not let them overshine the good! I managed to get a promotion, had a kick-ass summer internship, threw a fantastic garden party, improved my photography skills, watched my sister’s life long friend who  I grew up with get married, met some new and wonderful people and made old friendships even stronger.

Does anyone else just get so excited about a new year? It just means so many new possibilities and new goals! This year is going to be an exciting one for me too I think. Not to mention a big one. I’ll officially be a quater of the way through my life. Yup the big 2-5 is happening this February. I’m actually really excited about it.


1. Finish re-decorating my bathroom, and actually start my room – I’ve only been planning these two spaces for close to a year! I have almost everything for my bathroom minus a few decorative touches. I just need to actually do it. I’m still searching the perfect pieces for my bedroom though.

2. Pay off a large chunk of my student loan. I just want to be freeeee  haha! I’ve decided to try really hard to curve my spending habits so that I can set aside some more money for this.

3. Save for Paris! Diana and I decided this autumn that we would go to Paris once she graduates. I hear this requires moolah.

4. Curve my spending habits (as I mentioned above). Hi, my name is Kait and I have a shopping problem. The first step is acceptance, right?!

5. Master making french macaroons. This usually comes as a shock to most people that know me. But I just can’t, for the life of me, get this one right. I will win.

6. Try one new recipe a week

7. Eat healthier lunches. No this isn’t about wanting to loose weight, but just being healthy. I’m dead serious when I say that I eat New York Fries around 2-3 times a week and I feel better the days that I don’t. I have more energy.

8. This is going to sound totally lame, but getting my license. Yes I’m almost 25 and I still only have my G1. I swear I’m actually doing this one this year! I’m tired of relying on busses and other people.

9. Save up for a new macbook. Mine is 7 years old and still works really well. But I get worried about how long it will last sometimes and it just dying one day. It’d be nice to have some money saved up and set aside just incase that happens. (knock on wood!)

10. Be more like Julie She’s seriously the cutest, happiest girl I have ever met. She’s so inspiring and her mood is totally contagious when you’re around her.  Her attitude and approach to life is just so refreshing.

Is anyone else making some goals instead of a resolution this new years? Share them with me!!

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  • http://porcelainheartivorytooth.blogspot.com/ Danielle

    These goals are perfect.
    Good luck with them all!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Thanks danielle! :)

  • http://www.sarahrooftops.co.uk Sarah Rooftops

    Great goals! I’m doing a(nother) 365 and I have a list of 60 prompts on my blog of things to do this year which I’ll be working through. They’re not resolutions as such, but they encourage me to do the things I think are worthwhile (practise photography, do nice things for friends etc).

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I tried to do a 52 week one year. I got to week 3. Good luck with yours!! Thats a big challenge. I can’t wait to read all about it :)

  • jules

    YOU ARE SO SWEET, ohmygawddddd! this made my day. you are so so so so so so sweet for saying this!! :)

    what kind of planner do you like? i will keep my eyes peeled in cute toronto shops for you! i am going to pick a new one up tomorrow (omg i do this every year, i get one early then decide i want a new one, lolz)


    i didn’t get my license until i was 25!!! honestly, getting it was the best thing i’ve ever done!! it was like a huge weight was lifting off my shoulders because i had been so scared to do it for so long! i don’t drive much because i live downtown, but i CAN drive, and it’s the best feeling! i know you will feel the same after!!

    you go girl!! i gotta post my goals soon!


    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      NO YOU ARE.

      The planner I had last year was by Lilly Ashbury. It had 3 sections a monthly one, a weekly planing section, and then a daily one. And it was really cute hahah! I snagged it at chapters. I wish we had more fun stationary shops around durham :(.

      My license NEEDS to happen. a) because I’m 25 soon. b) because my g1 expires end of march 2014 so I don’t have a choice hahaha!!

  • http://www.ginamarierose.com/ Gina

    Great list! My goals are very similar: save money, eat healthier, pay down debt, try new recipes, etc. Good luck to you in 2013, Kait!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Good luck to you too! I think we were smart in picking realistic goals ;)

  • Tatz Henley

    I agree with all of these, especially the last one! Julie is a BABE.

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait


  • Carly

    We have a TON of the same goals. I’m almost 27 and don’t have my license….riiiight there with you girl. I too want to finish re-decorating, save money and quit shopping so damn much (I blame the internet) and omg how cute are you, Julie Ross is a legend. You should follow my motto…’WWJRD’ :)

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I’m glad I’m not the only lazy girl. When I lived in Ptbo thought it was just so easy to get around. Durham’s bus system is awful. It just needs to happen. The internet is the main reason why I avoid credit cards. Online shopping gets me every time!!!. What a fab motto to live by hahah!!

  • http://twitter.com/sarieish Sarah Bonnett

    Ummmm I’ll teach you have to drive a little every time you come visit! <3 First lesson will be starting the car and getting into first gear successfully, once you can do that, you're golden for the rest of it because it's easy compared to first gear from a dead stop!