Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 - One Year, Twenty Wishes

Life is short, right?  Do you ever wish you had more time for the activities you enjoy, but don't actually set aside those precious minutes?  Well, listen up!  I am ecstatic to be part of a wonderful team of eleven bloggers bringing you a monthly link party all about one year of fulfilling twenty wishes. My wishes and your wishes!  This has nothing to do with the daily grind of responsibilities that we all have.  The idea is to make a list of what I WANT to do, not have to do, or need to do, but what I WANT to do this year! 
Isn't this a great lil plaque?!  I stumbled across it while choosing my 20 Wishes!

I'd love for you to join the fun!  We can cheer for each other throughout the year!  All you have to do is choose twenty things that you would ENJOY doing sometime in 2014.  Write about them and share them with us!  As you check the exciting stuff off your list, post an update and let us celebrate your accomplishments with you!

Click HERE for the January party!
The link party will take place right here, the last Wednesday of each month.  Do you need some examples?  Here are my posts from 2013! 
Did I finish everything on my list from last year?  Well, of course not!  Don't be silly!  ;-)
Are you ready to see my list for this year?  Drum roll, please! 

(Gee, I'm kind of nervous!)  ;-)

1.  Celebrate 28 years of marriage!  WOW!  28 years?!  Time sure does fly!  Here we are with our favorite four year old, who is now our favorite seven year old!

2.  Vacation in Colorado.

3.  Attend concerts.

Fitness Goals - Last year, one of my 20 Wishes led me to a Cross Fit gym.  Working out has taken on a whole new meaning for me and I am usually in the gym five days a week.  Since beginning Cross Fit, I've gone from a size 12 to a size 6, almost to my goal size!!  For the most part, I've worked with two trainers, Chip and Gil.  They deserve a HUGE amount of credit, teaching me the movements as well as motivating me daily and encouraging me to stick with it.  There had to have been some days where they beat their heads against a wall after I left!  ;-)  Thanks, guys!  I couldn't have come this far without you!

4.  I want to be a size 4 by May 1 and maintain it thru the rest of the year my life.

5.  Run four 5ks, one in each quarter of the year.
Where do I get one of these shirts?

6.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Handstand Pushups, no modifications.

7.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Pull Ups, no modifications.

8.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Toes to Bar, no modifications.

9.  Get stretchy enough that I can do the splits again, both sides.  (You might be asking "Why?" on this one.  I have absolutely no idea.  'Just want to.)

'More about this in a later post!

If those get accomplished:  Bonus Goals are Double Unders and Ring Dips.  Oh, and I'd like to know how many grandmothers across our great nation are choosing Cross Fit goals?  ;-)  I'm going to need lots of support and a whole lot of tenacity.  Those are going to be tough to achieve!  If you have any quotes, tips or advice, please send them my way!

Sewing Goals

10.  Complete a quilt for each of my children.

11.  Inspired by Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings, sew something for myself monthly and join the fun at "Sew Our Stash"

12.  Inspired from Adventures in Dressmaking,  follow Susannah's Sewing Resolutions.  Basically, I should fuss and worry over my pattern and fabric choices for ME just as much as when I am sewing for someone else.  Well, DUH!  ;-)

These goals are being brought forward from my 2013 list!

13.  Take a photography class.

14.  Learn photo shop.

15.  Make my own herbal salad dressing.

16.  Create and write down 3 recipes for artisan cheese.

17.  Re-Vamp my "Herbs:  A Place to Begin" presentation into a one hour program.

18.  Learn more bloggy techy things.

19.  Monetize and grow my blog.

20.  Read and blog about 26 books.

Whew!  I better get busy!  So, what fun goals would you like to set for yourself?
;-)  -Marci


  1. Wow that is a big list of goals. Seems like you are well on your way to achieving many of them already.

    Congrats on your fitness achievements. You seem amazingly motivated. I find it hard to stay motivated during the horrible winter months.

    I don't really make any goals for the New Year. I find I'm too disappointed in myself if I don't achieve all of them.


  2. I have yet to actually brave a complete quilt project, though sometime I'd like to! I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to sewing!

  3. Good on you! Looking forward to hearing about your goal achievements in the coming year. I especially like your photography, quilting and vacation goal. & Happy 28th year of marriage!

    - Teagan Kahla

  4. You have some lofty, but attainable goals! I have complete faith in your ability to plow through that list. I can't really thing beyond this reno right now. I will once again offer to be a taste tester for that salad dressing!!

  5. I love your list. I never could do the splits so no use putting that on my list to do now, lol. We will celebrate our 33rd anniversary this year. I'm to young to be this old. I can't wait to see your progress in a few more weeks. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky party.

  6. This is so great! I will have to start to put some thought into my list so I can link up!! I love the turtle shirt...I am a runner and there are times where I think maybe those turtles are faster than me!! You are going to have a super busy year!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Wake Up Wednesday! I can't wait to watch your progress this year. :)

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

  7. Those are fantastic wishes. Congrats on 28 years of marriage.

    One day I hope to sew quilts for my child as well

  8. Love your list and you're right, we really seem to have a lot in common. Nice to meet you!

  9. Love your post. It sounds like a great link party. I have no idea what 20 things I want to do yet but you got me thinking. Thanks for linking up at the Wake up Wed. hop, hope to see you again next week. Hugs

  10. Sounds like a fun idea, thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful week.

  11. You can do it :) My goals sort of mesh - it is to do MORE in 2014. More fun, more crafting, more lovin', more everything! I am working it too!

  12. Wow what a list! I know you can do it! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!
    Congrats on 28 years!

  13. Wow That is an awesome list. Congratulations on 28 years, and cross fit. I have to confess that I love that shirt, and for me it is sooo true. I would rather run 10 km slow than 5 km fast, can not explain why that's just the way I am. In Canada (where I am) you can get the shirt for $34 at I think they have a US site too but don't quote me on that.
    Good luck on the goals, and I'll look forward to seeing the updates.

  14. Oh. My. Goodness that turtle shirt cracks me up!!!! Happy 28 years of marriage soon!!! That's awesome!!!
    The rest of your list is great too! I look forward to seeing you mark them all off!!!

  15. Very cool idea! Thanks for linking this post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”

  16. I honestly like what you have done. It makes me think and maybe I need to write down what I want to do. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning now.


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