I have officially started my 365 fortune challenge… but instead of doing a Tumblr it made more sense for it to be a Twitter page.  You can start following my daily posts here!  There will be a new fortune every day at 9 a.m. Central.  Today is day one for all my 2013 Quests…excited to get started on what this year has in store.

James and I kicked off our healthier eating this morning.  I read somewhere online that January 2nd is a good start date for NYs goals.  I am refusing to call it a diet, just a lifestyle adjustment.  I don’t think it will take long to get back on track, and it is really nice to have someone to do it with.

2013 Quest #4:
Complete the Florida Half Ironman on May 19th.
I’ve done two Half Ironmans in the past (both in New Orleans), but have yet to complete the swim portion.  I couldn’t finish in the rough waters for my first one, and the second was called off due to dangerous conditions.  I think this is my year to complete all three events!  I am lucky have an awesome group of girls to do it with, too.  Let me know if you are interested in joining us!  Training just started, but you could easily catch up at this point.

2013 Quest #5:
Do more fine art projects.
  Just recently I’ve started to pick painting back up and I really enjoy what it’s added back into my life.  James and I have a collaboration series in the works that I am really eager to get started on as well.  Once again, having another person to keep you accountable not only makes it more likely to happen, but a lot more fun in the process. 

2012 Flashback #4:
I stopped writing in my blog everyday.
  That was a big deal because since starting my blog in March of 2010, I had written every single day for over 650 posts.  That’s a lot of blogging.  I still post pretty often, and try to do so at least 3-4 days a week.  I am really happy with my current pace.   

2012 Flashback #5:
I learned a little bit of patience. 
It is so hard to wait when you want something really bad.  However, I am not going to settle for less that what I think I deserve.   As I was saying to a friend earlier – all you can do it try your best.  The rest will happen as it is supposed to.  Be strong, be brave, be grateful. 

That’s the end folks for my 2012/2013 Flashbacks and Quests!  I wish I could take credit for this, but James once again found an amazing website where you can write your future self a letter.  I am going to write mine today. 🙂  What would you say to yourself 12 months from now?  Once you figure it out, maybe you should send it off too.