2014 is going to be different…and awesome

by Kristina on January 1, 2014 · 1 comment

Good morning Dinks.  It’s that time of the year again, the time when we all promise to be better people.  The time when we all want to try new things and change our lifestyle for the better.  So let me ask you Dinks – did you accomplish what you wanted to in 2013?

If so maybe next year you are going to set a whole new list of goals in all areas of your life from money and friends to family and fitness.  But if you didn’t achieve all your goals in 2013 maybe you are going to have a “do-over” next year.

2014 will be my year to have fun

This year I decided not to set goals – there are a whole bunch of things that I want to do in my life, but they don’t have to be this year.  Now you may be reading this and thinking to yourself, “If not this year, then when Kristina? When are you going to do what you love?” Well the truth is that 2014 is going to be about me being happy and that doesn’t necessarily mean having a bunch of aggressive goals that are going to make me feel bad next December when I don’t achieve them.

So in a nutshell, 2014 is going to be about me.  After almost five very rocky (and emotional) years I am finally in a good place in my life and I am going to celebrate it.

In 2014 I will travel more

I am going to take two really amazing trips in 2014.  In July I will be in San Jose, California for BlogHer14 and in September I will meet you all in New Orleans for FinCon14.  After spending 3 days in San Jose I am going to take a quick train ride up north and spend another 3 days in San Francisco.

Visit New Orleans is on my bucket list and although I hoped it would be in February for Mardi Gras I am happy to visit in September for FinCon.  When I was a kid my parents used to leave us with our grandparents every Easter and go to New Orleans with friends on a couple’s trip.  Since I was a kid I have always wanted to go to New Orleans and next year I will.

I will work less in 2014

I have been very ambitious in my freelance work over the last few years and in 2014 I have decided to continue freelancing – because I really love it – but I am not going to push myself too much.  I have decided to focus on growing my freelance business and therefore I decided to stop my personal blog next year.  I just don’t have the time to commit to my personal blog and I hope this will lead to fewer “burning the midnight oil nights” in 2014.

I started my personal blog three years ago because I needed a healthy outlet to express my overwhelming emotions from family issues, career forks in the road and basically a mid life crisis at 30.  Now I am in a much better place and I can honestly say that blogging saved my life.  I don’t know where I would have ended up if I didn’t start my blog, meet so many great people and get to travel as much as I did.  My blog has served its purpose and now it’s time is done.

What are your goals for 2014?

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