Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Cocktail & Conversation With TBTB Gang - Goals & THINGS

Every other week here at the Broke & The Bookish is going to be A Cocktail & Conversation time. We'll pose a question to 2-3 members of TB&TB crew about books, life, music, etc and then they'll answer and we can converse about it. So grab a cocktail & cozy up for some conversation. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, friends. 

This week: We did a Top Ten Tuesday about our Bookish Resolutions but care to share a few of the things you are resolving to do/not do or goals you might have?

Daisy: My goal this year is to get into the program for the medical specialty of my choice. Also: gain back the 8 pounds I lost since I started my job. And spend more time with the boyfriend, sometimes we both get so caught up in all the stuff we do it's hard to find time for each other. I also need to actually fold the laundry instead of throwing it over the back of a chair once it's dry and just pulling stuff from that pile to wear before it ever makes it to the closet. The pile is pretty bad.

Kimberly: My goal this year is to graduate. It still feels like it won't really happen. Maybe this fall when I'm actually at graduation it'll sink in. I also want to work on being better about paying bills. Not that I don't pay them, or that I make late payments, but that what usually happens is I realize two days before a bill is due that I have no money left. When I get a paycheck, I tend to want to make a payment on one bill or the another right then and there, because, hey, I have money right then! But then I forget that in a week or so (usually just a couple days shy of a paycheck) that I had a different bill due. Panic ensues and I start looking at my banking account and my schedule to see if I can grab some extra cash by selling plasma (yes, I am one of those people. Shh!) Also. I am going to try (key word being try) to finish books before moving onto the next. No matter how exciting it is. Dropping my current read  this week for the arc
 of Dark Triumph doesn't count. ;)

Lori:  I have a lot of stuff I want to get on top of this year.  I want to finally get rid of the grad school weight that I gained from way too many fast food runs and not enough exercise.  I want to do more reading for pleasure--a goal I've already done quite admirably on.  I want to stay active and involved with all of the writing projects, ventures, and opportunities that I have going on.  I want to start saving money so that I am not getting to the end of the month and realizing that I have no more in my checking account and haven't even put money into savings.  I want to stay up with my school readings.  I have a tendency to not do them as thoroughly as I should because they're boring.  I also want to have more fun and to be more willing to say yes to plans that put me outside of my comfort zone.  Really, it's the year of me taking charge, doing the things I love, and of having fun.

What about you all? What are some of your goals or resolutions for 2013?


  1. I'm working on eating healthier & working out. Sounds so cliche but Will and I have been much better with it and I want to keep that going!

    I also really want to work on saying NO. So often, in the past, I've done things that I didn't really want to do and I just want to be a little less push-overy and stand up for myself. I'm so sick of letting others dictate what I want to do.

    Great goals ladies! And Daisy I LOLED because most people want to LOSE the weight and you want to gain it :P

    1. ;) If I lose anymore weight I won't fit into my clothes anymore, which would be SO ANNOYING. At work I sometimes don't have time to eat and am just running around all day...
      Eating healthier is always a good thing! It's great that you can do it together :)
      And yes to sticking up for yourself!

  2. Wonderful goals! It's rare to find someone who actually wants to gain weight, but I'm right there with you!
    That's actually one of my goals this year. I have a hard time keeping my weight at the 'normal' range for my height and age because of my metabolism, so I'm going to eat more (if that's even possible) and exercise more to try and get to that range. Now if the weather will stop flip flopping between rain and freezing then I can start walking and stuff outside.

    1. I try to eat more but I'm just full and I lose weight due to work-stress and running around all day... Good luck keeping yours up!

  3. Good luck with your goals girls! I shared a lot about mine on the blog, but the biggest one is (of course) the wedding!


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