There are a lot of smaller, more specific goals that fall under this umbrella, but Danielle and I have put a lot of eggs into this proverbial basket and securing the success of this site is my number one goal in 2012. I am already so proud of what the two of us have been able to put together; watching the site evolve from a concept in August to what it already is and will be has been a surreal experience. I cannot wait to share our work with the world and hopefully inspire women who want to do something exciting in their own lives.
I am proud and humbled to see that photos of my home have made the rounds on other blogs and Pinterest and even appeared in a few publications. But my apartment is constantly described as a neutral space - which, let's face it with all the white and grey - it is! However, I'd like to switch it up a bit by incorporating more colorful accents. I'm hoping saturated hues will energize the overall mood of the home and nourish creative thinking.
I said it last year. It didn't happen. So I'll say it again. I need to return to Paris. Scholars maintain that if it doesn't happen, I, Alaina Kaczmarski, might just shrivel up in my newly brightened home and turn into a prune.
Let me start by saying my hair is staying long. It will always stay long. I tried short hair in middle school and my own mother says that's a look that should be forgotten. But it's been the same for several years now. Super straight, same brown color, and now I'd like to mix it up a bit. I'm loving this ombre trend, even though it reminds me of someone whose highlights grew out and they forgot to touch it up. Not sure about this. Stay tuned.
As part of my lifelong plan to continue to grow, change, and... wait for it... create myself, I plan to make more of an effort honing my skills in the kitchen this year. And with the new Le Creuset pan in my arsenal, I suspect this will be more fun - and slightly easier - than it was before. Oh the joys of having proper cooking equipment.
So that's that. Nothing too crazy. All perfectly doable. But I think it helps to write them down, stare them in the face, and look at them head-on. It will be that much more fun crossing them off the list later.
What are your goals for the year? Anything exciting evolving in your careers? Or at home? Or in a relationship? Spill the beans!