January 14, 2014

Erin's new years' goals.

I love the start of a new year. I know that a lot of people think setting goals/resolutions is kind of a joke, but for me, it works and I look forward to setting new goals and sticking with them. This year I have a lot of plans to better myself and I thought I'd share some of them with you guys. So, here they are:
- Run the half marathon
I recently got a membership at the gym so that I continue running, and I'm really excited to sign up for my first half marathon this Spring!
- Pay off my credit card
This one's kind of a no-brainer, but my credit card has somehow gotten away from me over the past year, but it's time to take control, put my head down and work and pay it off!
- No more redbull!
So I typically drink a redbull every other day, which is disgusting and expensive, but 2014 is going to be redbull free. I'll start drinking more tea and running more to gain more energy.

- Read a book a week
I saw this idea from my friend Cory, and thought this would be the perfect challenge for me this year. I love to read but never do it unless I'm on holidays. It's time to turn off the tv and pick up a book. So far I'm off to a good start.

- Be patient.
If there is one trait that I have that really bothers me, it's my lack of patience. I need to learn to take a breather and not get so frustrated when things don't go as I planned. This is going to be a hard one.

 - Trim the fat. 
Purge my closets, empty out my cupboards, just generally down-size! I don't need so much stuff. It's ridiculous.

- Skate to work as much as possible!
 When I was younger, I played hockey (on an all boys team) for 7 years and hadn't bought new skates since I was a teenager. During Christmas I broke down and bought myself a brand spankin' new pair and intend on taking full advantage of them and the river trail that starts outside of my house by skating to work whenever I can.


  1. A river trail outside your house that you can skate to work on??!!!! Lucky you!! Also, a couple of your goals are a couple things I need to work on as well, I love how the new year gives us that fresh start!

  2. These are wonderful goals I hope you accomplish them this year. One of my resolutions this year is to read a book a month!

  3. I love that you can skate to work! So much fun! -Alexa

  4. skating to work sounds so cool! these are great resolutions, especially reading a book a week!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  5. How awesome that you have a river trail like that. I would love to skate to work. You look so cute.


  6. How Canadian of you, skating to work ;)
    Actually, I am kind of jealous. I'd do the same if Edmonton had a river trail

  7. Great aims! The one to read a book a week is a great idea! I really need to do this as well! :)

  8. You have a river trail to ice skate to work on??? That is so cool! I've never heard of commuting by ice skates before. I love it!

  9. I love how you can skate to work, pure awesomeness.
    How will you ever get rid of your cute stuff?!

    These are all excellent, good luck to you. ;)

    Isabelle @ Head Red + Blondi

  10. some great ideas here! :D



  11. Skate to work?! That is amazing. I'm so jealous. Do that. Lots. Good luck with book one! I tend to read pretty hefty books like take me ages so I'd be awful with that one. Great, realistic resolutions.


  12. thats pretty awesome that you can skate to work on a river trail! never known that there were places you could do such things!
    Lauren at OhHayBlogs

  13. You can skate to work? How amazing is that!

  14. OMG skating to work?! That is super awesome! I live in a hockey crazed town in Northern Wisconsin (one of my sisters has played for years & one of her teammates from her younger days in our hometown was on the last Olympic team!) If we had such a river that did this I am sure we would have many people take advantage of that here too!

  15. The bookend is so cute!
    Interesting goals you have there.
    I think I have to read a book every week too.. makes a bit smarter, I hope.
    Keep up the good work ;)

  16. Skate to work?! That is AWESOME! Why do I live in California?! Why?!?! Also, I LOVE the read a book a week resolution. I may have to apply that myself :) - Leith

  17. ok, i love all the photos you included in this post ^ & your goals, & can i just tell you - that as a florida girl the idea of ice skating to work sounds pretty magical. xo

  18. I'm going to read one book a week too! :)

  19. Skating to work sounds so lovely. My sister lives in Ottawa and takes advantage of the canal, but here in Toronto, no such luck :(

  20. Haha, I see I'm not the only one who's jealous on the skating to work thing :P That would be so great, instead I have one hour drive to work, today it to me two hours to get home due to the constant snow that's been falling down all day long...