New Year’s Resolutions by the Teaspoon

I’ve been puttering about trying to come up with some good New Year’s Resolutions and I stumbled across a post by Cheryl Barker on choosing yearly ‘theme words’… and I found my hook! 🙂

Moving Mountains with Teaspoons has been my unofficial tagline for a while now and I decided to make it official for 2013. While I’m not quite up to doing a list of daily resolutions like I did for 2011, I figured I could pick the smallest possible improvement for each area and then throw in some larger goals as well.

I’ll add to Mountains as the year goes on…


  • Walk one mile a day (30 minutes) while playing World of Warcraft the treadmill computer. This way my HealthMiles membership at work will pay the subscription fees!
  • Log into Codecademy at least once a week and do some lessons. Once I run out of things to learn, start writing lessons to teach other people.
  • Write down what I spend as I spend it so I pay more attention to my budget.
  • Drink Iced Tea instead of Diet Coke whenever possible.
  • Sit down and work on horses at least one day a week, for any amount of time.
  • Sit down and work on writing at least one day a week, for any amount of time.
  • Review goals and ideas monthly to make sure I keep on track


  • Run or walk a 5k
  • Win National Novel Wiriting Month at least once (but hopefully all three times!)
  • Make enough money from the micro business to pay the monthly charges for the smallest of my student loans ($8.06).
  • Catch-up on the Monthly Saturday Story Prompt collection eBooks

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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