Twenty Twelve To-Dos

Happy twenty twelve to you!  Rather than establishing resolutions for the new year, I thought a to-do list would be much more appropriate (I am a checklist checker after all!).  Besides, checklists are measurable, which means much more attainable for this girl.

So here goes!  In 2012, I will:

1.  Move to AUSTIN!!! – One of my 2011 resolutions was to “make the most of where I am, even if where I am is Tampa” and, for the most part, I believe I stuck to it.  But 2012 is my time to be less of a dreamer and more of a do-er.  Austin and LA have been on the back of my mind for quite some time now and after months and months (maybe years) of pro/con lists, Austin is the best choice for both present-day and future me.  By March, I will be calling Austin “home”.

2.  Settle into a sustainable workout regimen – Now that blogging has become less of a task and more of my (almost) daily routine, I’ve been able to make time for exercise again.  In the new year, I’d like a regular week to look something like 1 day of yoga, 1 day of ballet, and 2 days of running.

3.  Complete a 10kVal and I have already been discussing races in 2012 and this will be a good excuse for her to visit Austin or for me to make a trip home for a long weekend.

4.  Buy a bike and ride it to work at least twice per week – I’m determined to find an apartment that is within 2 miles of my office.  I’m hoping that by the end of the year (weather permitting) this will be the standard.

5.  Create a “studio” space in my home for photography – I made a lot of promises on FoodFash’s 2nd birthday and creating better photos will help me fulfill those promises.  Photography has always been a passion of mine and having a dedicated space is the next step in committing to both FoodFash and myself.

6.  Attend at least 2 blogging conferences – I had such an amazing time at the Healthy Living Summit last year that I will undoubtedly be returning in 2012.  I’m not 100 percent certain about the 2nd conference, but FoodBuzz is most definitely on my radar.

7.  Join at least two blogging “clubs” – I am so unpredictably awkward at large events.  Sometimes I’m a chatty Kathy hit, sometimes I’m horribly uncomfortable and bury myself in iPhone land.  I must, must, must get better at this!  I hope that becoming a FitFluential Ambassador and an active member of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance will squash the awkward turtle in me.

8.  Transfer to the Junior League of Austin – Joining the Junior League of Tampa has been filled with opportunity to give back to the community while meeting new friends.  I would be silly not to transfer!

What are your resolutions or to-dos for 2012?


  1. I love these ideas! I hope your move to Austin is wonderful, along with the rest of 2012. Happy new year!
    Emily @ Relishments recently posted..Goals In Progress: December and 2011 OverallMy Profile

  2. Love the to do list!! Ill start researching our Austin 10k :)
    Val @ EatRunAndFancyFun recently posted..It’s Peanut Butter Jelly TimeMy Profile

  3. Congrats on becoming a FitFluential blogger! My New Year 2 Sentence a Day Resolution is to commit to writing just two sentences a day, 1) a daily summary and 2) something POSITIVE that happened that day. My way to actually KEEP journaling, and improve my outlook too! The post is at
    Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers recently posted..Cheeseburger Challenge 2012: Two Sentence a Day JournalMy Profile

    • Thank you, I’m super excited to be a part of FitFluential! I love that you’re going to write down something positive every day and definitely think it will keep your outlook positive!

  4. Happy New Year!! This is a great list. Best of luck moving to Austin! I’ve never been there, but I only hear wonderful things about it!
    Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland recently posted..Unconventional New Year’sMy Profile


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