1 Jan 2013

Family, Fitness, Fun and Firsts

What a relief it is to welcome in a brand New Year. We have a blank canvas before us, that is eagerly awaiting to be painted with bright, colourful memories.

I have never really made a New Year Resolution, well not one that I have stuck to for more then a few days anyway. This year however, I am determined to make some changes around the crafty household. This year is going to be one of family, fitness, fun and firsts.....

I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and thinking about where I want this year to lead me. Of course the first thing that came to mind was my family. It's so easy to loose ourselves in the every day rut of life, and we tend to put the simple pleasures on hold as we tackle what forces we come up against. I am raising my hand as a guilty party. I became so involved in trying to push through and survive the last twelve months that I forgot to embrace the most important thing in my life.....my family.
I have decided that this year I am going back to basics, the unnecessary things can wait, this year is all about being together and enjoying what each of us has to offer. We only have a limited time to enjoy life together and as of now I am grabbing every opportunity with both hands and living life with my family in the fast lane.

My fitness took a dive once December rolled around. I had done really well up until then, now I have the "Christmas Wobbles" going on, it's time to get serious, put one foot in front of the other and regain some kind of regime to kick the "wobbles" for good.

I think that somewhere along lasts years road I forgot to have fun....this year I am determined to bring the fun times back to the Crafty household. My goal is to spend time each weekend week days are just impossible  gather the troops who are not busy working and get out doors and experience the fun of just living and appreciating life. Again back to basics and putting family first.

On a personal note, I feel that I need to come completely out of my comfort zone, gain some confidence and put my fears of how others perceive me to rest. I have finally come to the realisation that I am the only one standing in my way. I know it only took me thirty uh um something years to work that out :)
My journey will begin in March, when I pack my bags, leave my family behind and fly to Sydney to take part in the Digital Parents Conference for 2013. I am beyond excited, full of nervous energy and honestly am still stunned that I had the "guts" to purchase the ticket in the first place.
My journey I am determined will not end here, I have a few things in mind that I am itching to challenge myself with, but that my friends is to be kept a secret for now......

So there we have it, my goals for 2013. They may seem frivolous and simple to some, but to me they are meaningful and straight from the heart.

Let the fun and games for the Crafty Crew begin


  1. Great resolution!! Good luck :)

  2. Excellent goals mate! My goal and word, resolution, what have you, is Patience.

    My husband said he would buy me a ticket to DPCon as my Christmas present and I am beyond excited! Hopefully we can meet in real life in March!

    happy New Year!

  3. They sound like great goals to me. Very similar to some that I've set for myself actually!
    Good on you for purchasing your conference ticket, no doubt you'll have a ball and learn a lot! I wish I was going! :)

  4. They are excellent goals to make. Good luck with them. I hope this year is a great year for you. I'm going to the conference too so happy to me meeting new faces.

  5. That is big news! The conference should be such an awesome experience. I am still not sure if I will be there or not. My American in-laws are visiting us from Florida at that time.

  6. How exciting about the conference. I am going as well, or at least I hope to, I have got plane tickets to be in Sydney at that time but I still need to sort my ticket. I kinda keep hoping that one will just fall into my lap. Nothing like wishful thinking.

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for a fabulous 2013

  7. You have a great plan for the new year. 2013 is going to be a good one for you and your family.

    Can't wait to hear about the conference.

  8. HeeHee, I did not scream at you, BECK buy your ticket on early bird NOW, quick before they sell out! I didn't, honest! +_+ . Too right Beck, we often need to come back to family first you're on a winner there. PB and I have had some serious heart to hearts over the past week and it involves exactly that.

    Can't wait to pillow fight with you at DPCON 13.

  9. AWESOME!!! for you Beck : ) I know I promise I'm going to do this & that every year. And most times it ends up - hot air! I wish you well in all you do Xx

    Ps what's the digital parents conference about?

  10. There are some great goals here Beck. Im sure you'll be able to achieve what you want. When you get off track just come back and read this post.

  11. Great goals! Wow - inspired!

    I am a bit jealous that you are going to a Bloggers Conference! I went to Nuffnang last year and LOVED it! You will love meeting bloggers in real life... so cool!

    B from #teamIBOT



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