Hindsight is a powerful thing, it reminds you of all the great times and teaches you things that could be done differently.

Starting the year in Tasmania, adventuring around the state, returning home with barely enough money to pay bills.  It was an exhausting start to the year.  Living from week to week, hemorrhaging large sums of money to pay for a sea-change and a wedding.  It’s enlightening to look back on that time and experience such relief that we are not in this situation now.

2012 also brought some adventures:

  • Hiking the overland track, Tasmania
  • Getting married
  • Adventures to Hawaii
  • Hiking the Great Ocean Walk
  • Getting settled into a new area
  • Starting this blog
  • Roller Derby

Life’s an adventure, and generally I’m not one to make resolutions, I figure that if you can’t change throughout the year then what makes January the 1st any different, but this year one word seems to stick in mind.  I want 2013 to be about adventures.  Big, small, expensive, cheap.  I want to live life as an adventure, not feel like I’m moving from one to the next.

So on the way home from Tasmania yesterday, we created a list.  A small list, with only 25 things (not counting the 8 wineries we want to visit).  So that every day we can feel like we’re living an adventure.


This is mine and J’s combined list, I obviously have my own goals for this year, as does he.  There are things I personally want to work towards, do a photography course, visit Canberra, and J is going to Tasmania for a 2 week sea kayak, but these are things we’d like to do together.

If you could pick one word to describe your goals, resolutions, plans for 2013, what would it be?

30 thoughts on “#2013AdventureResolution

  1. I’m loving the #2013AdventureResolution !! I’m still making my list -actually all my lists, work, business, play etc for the year.

    It’s a shame the Brisbane Ranges aren’t in Brisbane 🙂 Plus in a few months I’m starting an in-person photography course/walk as a flagship product for my photography business.

    1. Yeah, the Brisbane Ranges are just outside of Geelong. Sounds like you’ve got a lot of great things going on this year. You’re lists will be fantastic!

  2. What a fantastic list – looks like 2013 will be incredibly exciting for you.

    I think I’m sticking with my word for 2012: consistency. I find it too easy to not practice what I preach, so I want to keep working on making my actions in line with my values. However, I’m hoping to fit an adventure or two in as well!

    1. 2013 is going to be wonderful, in fact it already is! Consistency is a good word too, my life is all over the place but different to other years, I’m not moving, so at least my home life has been consistent.

  3. You’re a girl after my own heart! Love this list, and I have one that’s very similar that sits by me as I write, reminding me that life is a great adventure. I too hope to tick lots off it this year.

    1. It’s so great to have things on a list. I hear once that having a physical list makes you 60% more likely to do the things you want to do and telling people Then increases that.

  4. Ahhhh I like the adventure/holiday priority over household bills !
    I love your adventure list – I think G and I might have to make one too.
    And if you need some help with those wineries……you know where to find me.
    Enjoy the rest of your holidays, dee x

    1. Ill absolutely need help with the wineries! Maybe you guys could come down one weekend and we could meet for lunch/drinks at one!

  5. I love your list of adventures! I think I’ll make up a small list of my own 🙂 Look at you being all inspirational haha.

  6. Wow, that’s a pretty ambitious and awesome list. Hope you have lots of fun ticking them off over the course of 2013!

    1. I think it’s pretty ambitious but I think we can do it. We’ve booked some things, started on others and are actively working towards others. I think it’ll be an exciting year!

    1. We talked about this, but that font it my handwriting and by teaching in Victoria, I have learnt to write with Victorian Modern Cursive, so what looks like and ‘n’ to you is actually how I write my ‘p’s. I think it’s going to be so fun to have little reminders of fun things to do throughout the year.

  7. What is a snow egg? I used to love making a list and cross out as I finish… I guess I realized my list wasn’t really realistic after having kids, so this year I just made one, which is to bake! I’m not much of a baker, so it’ll be a little challenge. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. A snow egg is a dessert created by Chef Peter Gilmore, that is sold at his restaurant Quay in Sydney. We’re headed to Sydney in March and I thought it’d be fun to try this dessert! I’m looking forward to your baking adventures.

  8. I love this list and I love that your word is adventure. Doing new things and going to new places always inspires and motivates me. I cant wait to read about your adventures as you tick them off. I think for me I want to slow down not necessarily do less but to enjoy the simple things and enjoy the moment and not worry about what is coming next,

    1. Slowing down is good too, this year I was so all over the place but am feeling much more focused in life. Working towards out India/Nepal trip is quite grounding really. I can’t wait to share our adventures with you all.

  9. Like Nami said, after you have kids, everything changes because your life is no longer your own so make sure you do it all now. Your list looks wonderful and doable. I don’t know what a snow egg is either.

    1. We thought it was a good year to create this list as there might not be much more of a chance in the future, we wanted to have all these adventures before babies came on to the scene. The snow egg is a dessert created by Chef Peter Gilmore, served at his Sydney restaurant Quay.

  10. What a fun and inspiring list you have there Clare! My one word to describe 2013 is NEW. Lots of new changes and challenges for us this year, but it’s all gonna be good!!!! Good luck with your list!

    1. I can’t wait to share the progress as we go! We’ve started on some, and working towards others. We had a Jamie meal tonight, it was delicious!

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  13. What a fantastic list Clare! I love the idea of a year of adventure. Look forward to reading more about your progress throughout the year. Have a ball! x

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