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     lara casey
Ooh, I love me some goal setting.
This year I separated my personal & professional goals into 2 separate lists and took a few days to really think about what I want my life to look like for 2013 and more importantly, who I want to be. I’m still tweaking my lists but I wanted to share a few of my goals for 2013 with you. This year, for a change, I’m working on goals AND strategies–meaning, not just putting an idea down on paper but doing the planning now to figure out what behaviors will be required to meet my goals over the next 12 months. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
Use DRD to add more value to the lives of my clients, customers & readers.
Write an ebook.
Produce 3 videos for my blog/website (more would be ideal, but this is a good start).
Photograph (professionally) all of my design work.
Launch free-standing online e-commerce site.
Charge enough for my work so that it reflects its actual value (borrowed this wording).
Own my voice. 
Get a business accountant (needed that yesterday!).
Receive national press coverage for my work.
Write with transparency, thoughtfulness, & intention.
Rent a storage unit for furniture.
Connect with some new bloggers.
Send out monthly newsletters (sign up on the right!).
Finish my Dining Room, Living Room, & Office (it is my business, after all). 
Expand my influence as a brand.
List & sell more vintage furniture.
Learn Photoshop.
Accept blog ads. 
Become a contributor to another blog or major website.
Create financial abundance. 
Hit my goal weight-120lbs.
Buy health insurance.
Eat 90% Paleo.
Go indoor rock climbing.
Discipline my thinking.
Schedule regular haircuts.
Pray daily.
Make 10 new friends.
Host a dinner party.
Celebrate the special moments of those close to me.
Learn to shoot at a gun range.
Attend more local events (@ least once/month).
Clean each room once/week.
Have fun.
Continue yoga, start pilates again.
Be intentional about traveling (even if it’s not far). 
Read everyday.
Buy more candles.
Invest in me. 
In addition to these goals, I’m breaking them down by strategies (“What action do I need to take to accomplish this goal?”) and then also writing a few paragraphs about who I want to be at my core (which is more about feeling than doing, so I love this part). 
In 2013 I’m also committing to let go of:
Over analyzing.
Giving myself permission to be paralyzed by my fears.
Unintentional living.
Playing too small. 
Thinking there’s not enough. 
Obsessing over my house.
Always trying to stay 2 steps ahead (’cause right now ain’t so bad!!). 
I plan to type all of this up, print it out, sign it (makes it feel more official) and post a copy on my bulletin board where I can see it daily. And I’m looking forward to crossing everything off this list over the next 365.
So now it’s your turn…what goals, intentions and/or strategies are YOU committing to for the new year??


  1. pve design
    January 3, 2013 at 7:07 am (6 years ago)

    Wow. I am impressed. Your lists, goals and letting go are all very inspiring. I have faith that you will go very far.
    Keep your eyes fixed on your faith, your goals and your friends that lift you up towards reaching the stars. Be you.

  2. Shanika Pichey
    January 3, 2013 at 8:00 am (6 years ago)

    Let go of fear and just do the damn thing! Show the world my creativity (and of course get compensated for it;)) lots of other little things but just trying to be a better person/more productive than I was the day before.

  3. LiveLaughDecorate
    January 3, 2013 at 10:47 am (6 years ago)

    Happy New Year Lady! Man, that is one heck of a list, with some strategies to boot! Go get it gurl. At my church’s end of year service, we write a list of goals/aspirations, place it in a self addressed envelope and they mail it to us in the summer. It’s always surprising to get this in the mail (because you forgot you even did it) and realize how much you’ve accomplished and how many things you need to get back on track with. Looking forward to an amazing year of things from DRD.

  4. The Sister Sophisticate
    January 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a very ambitious list. I love the one about owning your voice…so true, I am going to adopt more of that thinking! Good luck with it all this year.

  5. myblackfriendsays
    January 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re like me, I make a lot of goals/resolutions too. I’m doing 34 since I’m 34. One of them is to read 20 books. That may not seem like a lot–but I’ll have two little kids by the end of 2013.

    Good luck! You can do it!

  6. Capella
    January 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm (6 years ago)

    This is so inspiring and I am going to steal a few of these to incorporate into my own life.

  7. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 7:30 am (6 years ago)

    As I’ve said before, you really are an inspiring person. Quite a few of your personal goals and a few of your professional goals resonate with my own. May you continue to be blessed!



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