2014: #getafterit.

3 Jan

I have never been THAT into New Year’s Resolutions — but I realized about half-way through last year I was checking off some pretty big goals, so I like the opportunity to reflect on what’s important to me and set some goals at the beginning of the year.  Without further ado, here’s what I’d like to get after in 2014.

  • Read 12 books. During law school, my “reading for pleasure” has been reduced to skimming blogs while in (boring) classes. I want to commit to reading a book a month — which might prove difficult while I’m studying for the bar — so I’ll settle for 12 total.
  • Do yoga 50 times this year.  Yoga is hard for me, but I love how refreshed I feel after a class.  Also, yoga has been helpful in preventing injury for me as a runner.  I’m aiming for one yoga class a week.  (I’m also planning on keeping up with the cross-training — mostly spin and body pump).
  • Buy a (cheap, used) bike and get comfy with it.  (Because, triathlon.  Eventually).


  • Travel.  I love to explore — so this year I’d like to get away as often as possible — and ideally plan a longer, more extended (exotic) trip for after the bar exam.
  • Expand my blog.  I’m thinking collaborations, working with sponsors, and maybe going to a conference.
  • PR in the marathon. I’m running the LA Marathon on March 9th and my goal is to shatter my previous PR of 3:49.  The key to this is long runs, injury prevention (see above yoga goal) and not dying miles 19-26.  I’m not setting a goal for number of races — I’ll pick a few and go from there. 
  • No Regrets Bar Studying.  I’d say “take and pass the CA bar exam” but that sounds like asking for a jinx.  I want to study smartly so when the exam comes I don’t have any regrets about what I should or could have done differently.


  • SUP more often and learn to surf.  Nothing too crazy, but I love the sun and being out on the water, so it seemed like a logical next step.


  • Get out of my comfort zone.
  • Begin working as a lawyer and make it work for me.  I’m not sure if I’ll fall in love with my first “big girl” job, but I want to spend the last 4 months of the year enjoying it!
  • Spend more time with those who matter. 

Do you have any goals or resolutions for the new year? Share one below! 

5 Responses to “2014: #getafterit.”

  1. Angela January 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Adrian and I also have a learn to surf goal…we should get a group together and sign up! (Especially since group lessons are more affordable)

    • gillian January 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

      Would love to hop on that group lesson train!

      On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM, That's G

  2. Caitlin January 4, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    I love your resolutions!! Just add “get lunch with Caitlin at some point” and you’re golden! And I’ve been wanting to start working with other bloggers more too! *wink wink* haha

    • gillian January 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Yes! Would love to get lunch…and work together!!


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