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#1 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

I know new years resolutions are a bit naff, but I'm starting to think about my plans for 2013.

There's nothing major happening in the family, other than DD1 moving from 2 days / week day care to 5 day fortnight kindy (hooray!).  I'll still be home with the baby, and ticking a few more subjects off my degree.  No moving, or babies, or job changes on the horizon here.

I think the main thing I want out of 2013, that I didn't do this year, is to never say to friends

"We'll have to catch up soon".

Cause this year, 'soon' turned into 6 months, and beyond.

So this year, I'll be proactive about making concrete plans.

What do you want out of next year?


#2 Fillyjonk

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

A baby.

And to be able to speak Chinese at a functional level.



#3 MAGS24

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

In 2013 I want a full time job, then to join a gym and to lose over 20kgs. The first should be happening soon, then only two things left to go for the new year.

#4 RichardParker

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

1) Our business to finally take off and deliver all it has promised.

2) My baby to be healthy and for me to take well to mothering.

3) For me to find work (either with my current employer or a new one) that is fulfilling and compatible with 2).


#5 ~buzz~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

I'm hoping to have a wonderful first year with our baby.

I'd like to get engaged but thats really up to DP

Possibly do some form of study or find a job I enjoy

#6 *Natski82*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Have no hospital trips. Its been a terrible year of health in our family.

A baby.

Finish my degree.

#7 tres-chic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

I'd like some simplicity in our lives, which have been so over-stressed and over-complicated for too long.

We are going for health and peace in 2013.

We may or may not achieve it!

#8 Baggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

1) To get my Citizenship

2) To get my license

3)
QUOTE
never say to friends

"We'll have to catch up soon".

Cause this year, 'soon' turned into 6 months, and beyond.

So this year, I'll be proactive about making concrete plans.


4) Hopefully save for a holiday - but I doubt we'll manage it

5) Go back to work or study

#9 ~buzz~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (Baggy @ 18/12/2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2) To get my license


add this to mine as well.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

I want DH to find a job and to get help with his depression whether we stay together or not.

I want to find peace and happiness and to overcome my own depression.

I want to get my life in order and not be so overwhelmed by the domestic things. I want to take action and control of my life.

I want to be better financially, DH and I are soooooo crap with money.

I want to be healthier and welcome our new baby.

I want to continue watching DS grow.

I want to have more quality friends to spend time with.



#11 Jo-Anna

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

For the twins to be born safe and healthy. That's about it at the moment.

#12 GamerMum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

I'd like to be able to find a decent full time job. Mine was given away when I was 20 weeks pregnant and had to stop for medical reasons, and they have no intention of hiring me back again.

I'd like to continue on my path of losing weight, and having a happy and healthy family (DF is trying to lose weight and eat better too). DD will start solids soon, and I don't think it's fair for her to watch us eat junk and not allow it for her.

#13 Zanbam

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

A baby. And to see the look on mum's face when we tell her we are having a baby.

#14 RichardParker

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Oh yeah and to get married.  Really this time.

#15 roses99

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

I can honestly say that all I want for 2013 is to get to the end of it having lost no one close
to me, and for our family to stay healthy.

If there were bonuses... I also want to get to the end of the year having made good use of the gym membership I'm about to take out.

And I want to declutter/organise and keep the house clean.

#16 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Lose a fair chunk of weight that I have to lose. Just got back from a weeks holiday and I was uncomfortable and unfit and I realised that I am barely keeping up with my kids. I am miserable every day about it so 2013 is time for me to change all of that. We are planning an interstate trip from QLD to Vic in Nov to catch up with some older relatives of mine (My Great Grandmother will be 100) so I have a good goal to aim for.

My DS starts Kindy and is not wanting to go so I am hoping for a positive Kindy epxerience for him.



#17 clm1982

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

1) Give birth to my new baby girl and hope she is healthy and a good sleeper

2) Find a Part time nursing job 4 shifts a week.

3) Try and lose some weight

4) Hope DH new business takes off.

#18 insertnamehere

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Continue learning and gaining experience in my job.

Get engaged - cmon DP, I've been waiting ages!

Enjoy trip to Spain in August/September that we have got flights for but not planned.

Get my veggie patch really up and going. This is coming along nicely.

Successfully complete my first half marathon in May. Hopefully under 2.5 hours?

... That's about all I've got!

#19 PrincessPeach

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Gain a couple of new qualifications for work.

To get my BFP!

Plan a great 30th Birthday Party for myself!


#20 Rumour has it..

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

1) a baby

2) to find something i want to do. not something i have to do

3) just be happy.

#21 Angelot

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Finish my studies!   ddance.gif

#22 Wise Old Owl

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

In no particular order I would like to -

Visit Tasmania or atleast be planning it.

Spend more weekends away as a family.

Catch up with friends more.

Grow some vegetables.

Finish my degree.

Thought of a couple more  wink.gif

To try out new recipes.

Bake more for school lunches.

Edited by OneBlueStar, 18 December 2012 - 03:39 PM.


#23 fruitbat72

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

DH to get a teaching position somewhere close (ish) to home so we finally have some stability in our lives instead of holding our breath each time his roster comes out.

Me to further my career by doing supernumerary work (which has been offered already biggrin.gif ) and do more study

To have a relaxing family holiday in NZ in June where the older 2 don't whinge all the time

To learn to sew basic stuff like cushions

My GF to have her second surgery and get her life back.

To fix the garden up by planting lots of shrubs

#24 jmaz86

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

2013 for me, I am hoping to have/achieve the following:

1) - My baby is healthy when he/she is born in June.

2) - To have a relaxing holiday with my DP

3) - To continue my good marks in my degree

4) - To smile as much as possible.

I hope that everyone else has a wonderful 2013 and all you goals and wishes come true.

#25 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

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Edited by Maybelle, 24 December 2012 - 02:57 PM.





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