Ali's Adventures

March 30, 2012

Looking forward to next year

Filed under: Plans — by Alison @ 5:08 pm

I started this blog last year on my birthday, and now it’s a year old. Which means that I had a birthday last week, for those who remembered – Thank you. For those who didn’t – you are dead to me.

A birthday is a start of a new year. The past year has been filled with a lot of big changes. I was planning on returning to work, but we ended up moving across the continent. I was hoping to get healthy and back to my goal weight. There was good progress in this, but we ended up moving across the continent. It’s a pretty handy excuse. I have a lot of hope and excitement about the upcoming year. I’m setting a few goals for myself and I’ll report back regularly.

Here we go.

Blog more frequently I’ve spent more time thinking about writing than actually writing. I hope to change this, and write at least twice a week. I have a lot of opinions on various issues, and I want to share this.

Get healthy – A few years back, before I got pregnant, I lost a significant amount of weight with Weight Watchers. I was exercising regularly and playing sports. I want to get back to this. I’ve decided to try roller derby. There’s a lot of opportunities for it in Seattle.

Be social– It’s tough not having my friends close. It’s easier to decide to stay in, then to actual put myself out there and meet new people. However, being social and interacting with people makes me a happier person. Not sure how to set a specific goal for this, I’m hoping to have at least one social outing every other week.

Stay connected– There may be over 4000 km separating me from my friends physically, but that’s not really a deterrent. I will continue to be a part of their lives, as long as they’ll let me. Well, except for those that forgot my birthday (see first paragraph).

Explore more– Seattle has a lot of interesting sounding neighbourhoods, and apparently beaches. I want to try to see more of it, and the surrounding area.

I have other little goals for myself: I want to see more movies, I want to learn something, I want to get my Washington State drivers license, I want to make more homemade food.

It looks likes it’s shaping up to be a good year.


  1. Thank god I drew you that picture!!

    Good goals. 🙂

    Comment by Lara — March 30, 2012 @ 5:20 pm |Reply

  2. Good thing I saw it was your bday. Phew.

    Comment by Brie — March 30, 2012 @ 6:11 pm |Reply

  3. I’m envious of your beaches! Here’s to a new year in a new city 🙂

    Comment by Sara — April 3, 2012 @ 9:27 pm |Reply

  4. Roller derby????? You’re my new hero! You HAVE TO DO IT!

    By the way….Happy Belated Birthday!

    Comment by Sharon — April 4, 2012 @ 12:37 pm |Reply

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