2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I was so busy with the magazine this week I never found time to type this up. Without further ado, my personal goals for 2013…

1. Stand on my own two feet. This one is accompanied by a bit of news – after much thought, my husband and I have decided to end our marriage. Thankfully we have remained good friends and while he and Wallace have found a new home, we will surely have pug play dates in the future. I am so thankful to have this opportunity as a young woman to find out more about who I am — and to work towards the woman I want to be. In 2013 I hope to welcome new beginnings…

2. Volunteer. I am lucky to have a flexible work schedule and look forward to dedicating time in 2013 to give back. On Tuesday evening I went to an awesome orientation for New York Cares and was blown away by all of opportunities available. I think I may begin by volunteering with children in a local classroom or homeless shelter. I can’t wait to get started! In 2013 I hope to make a difference…

3. Eat well. For years I’ve suffered from horrible migraines and six weeks ago began eating gluten-free. It’s been a huge adjustment (if you follow me on instagram you know I used to consider cupcakes a meal!), but I haven’t had a migraine since and I feel fantastic. It’s easy to make poor food choices when I’m tired and stressed, but it’s time I start taking responsibility for my health. In 2013 I hope to eat more greens…

4. Travel abroad. Any suggestions? It’s been years since I’ve been overseas. I’m eager to save up and see some new sights. I may invite a girlfriend or even go solo. I’m excited by the possibilities. In 2013 I hope to explore a new country…

5. Blog more often. I’ve missed posting here and look forward to doing it far more often this year. Your thoughtful comments always make my day and I find the experience of sharing my life and interests with you incredibly fulfilling. You never cease to inspire me in return. In 2013 I hope to share and reflect…

What are your resolutions? Do we have any in common? Thank you for reading and more importantly, for your friendship. xx Katie

(photo of my bedside table via instagram)

65 comments on “2013 New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Coco Draws

    Thanks for sharing from your heart, Katie. I love honest, open, and yet optimistic posts like these. Wishing you all the best in the new year. And seeing from how well Matchbook is going, I foresee a bright and cheery future for you ahead! :)

  2. Heather

    Katie, for the gluten-free diet, do head to Williams Sonoma and get a bag (or two) of Cup-to-Cup gluten free flour, developed by Thomas Keller. I’m not g/f, but I do hear that it is a god-send for cookies, breads, and other baked goods.

    I find you so inspiring and you seem like one of the sweetest people out there. I wish you warmth and all the best this coming year and I look forward to more blogging, twitter and Instagram (as I live vicariously through you in NYC), and future Matchbook issues! xo

  3. Maggie Rose

    I had wondered if something was up when you hadn’t shared a picture of little Wallace in several weeks :( Wishing you the best in 2013 as a year of growth and change!

    For abroad I think a week on the Mediterranean is in order! That sounds heavenly.

  4. Nina: Anything et Everything

    Changes can be heartbreaking but they can also make us much stronger. I believe traveling is good for the soul! You should definitely look into a trip to the French Riviera (very relaxing) or somewhere exotic like Morocco (we’re headed there in March for two weeks) for a fun adventure. Asia is also a good place to visit. With all my heart, I wish you a year filled with positive energy, good health and lots of love. x

  5. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

    Oh, Katie, I am so sorry to hear your news, and hope you are doing well. On the gluten free, my nephew is gluten intolerant and he loved the desserts I made him with Cup for Cup from Williams sonoma. Cupcakes are back! As for foreign travel, this year, for me, it is the Greek Islands. Few lovelier places to visit. Be well, my dear.

  6. janel holiday huff

    Dear Katie –

    I don’t know you – although one of these days our paths should cross (Amanda Teal is a dear friend/old co-worker)…..and I NEVER comment although I read your blog postings, follow your Instagram, etc. But given that you shared such personal news I just wanted to reach out and give you a virtual hug and encouragement…..such a tough decision…..and admirable to see someone confront honesty in such a public forum/fashion. wishing you all the best for an inspirational, chic, successful and pug-filled 2013….xx janel holiday huff

  7. n.b.

    Katie, I have followed you for what seems like forever, inspired and buoyed by your marvelous spark–even had the great pleasure of hearing you speak and meeting you in Atlanta a couple of years ago. Sending a loving little breeze to fan your flame, light your path to new adventures and inspirations.

  8. Risa

    Lots of love and best wishes to you, Katie as you begin this new chapter. I’m looking forward to seeing more blog posts from you in 2013! xx

  9. Liz Hernandez Nunez

    Katie, I loved your 2013 resolutions…thanks for being so honest. I’ve missed you on the blog:) Wishing you the best year ever!

  10. Jenny at Spry On The Wall

    Thank you for sharing such an honest post. I’m sorry you had to make such a difficult decision, but if anyone can (and will) stand on her own two feet it’s you! I’ve been a follower from the beginning and I’ve loved seeing you grow and blossom. Can’t wait to see what exciting things the future has in store for you! Here’s to an amazing 2013!

  11. Samantha

    Great goals! Just wanted to say hi and love you lots from the island of Victorians. You are amazing and every time I read your stuff I have flashbacks to your room in college and wow! How you have flourished! You and Jane have done so much since then. Hugs.

  12. Kat Skull

    I’m definitely taking the travel abroad seriously. I’ve just put a down payment on a eastern european tour for 10 day this october. I can’t wait to visit new countries and cities and all the memories that will come with it.

  13. Em - emmy & Mouse

    I truely believe that as one chapter closes another adventure begins. I am wishing you all best for this new adventure and for 2013 – all the way from Australia. As for travel, some of the best experiences was travelling in Europe by myself and meeting new people. Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for you!

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