With a new year brings new beginnings. A time now to set those "resolutions" people would say. Frankly I don't like that word. I am pretty sure I have said it before but resolutions makes it sound like I need to change something. I set myself goals that I want to achieve. That way I can work towards something and there is an end to that process. Whether it be a fitness goal or a travel goal or who knows what, it has to be quantifiable. I generally have 2 different "Goals" being my Travel and Fitness. These can sometimes inter mingle but usually it is 2 seperate ones. So for my fitness goals in 2013 they are: * Run the 10k (at least) at the US Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC * Do a Triathlon * Compete in at least 2 5k (or longer) events in Seattle My travel goals for 2013 are: * Add at least one new state to my list of unvisited states (9 out of 50 to go!) * Requalify for Virgin Australia gold * Visit OshKosh * Visit some more local sites around Washington State * Use up my Qantas Points in some way I think these set some good goals for me overall on those two counts. In general though I do want to try and strive to get a better foothold at work and see if there is something I can do to keep me wanted around these parts. I also want to see if I can get back into some of the points game over here with some credit card churning etc. I want to try and work on my photography skills and get my photoshop processing more efficient. I want to also grow my AirlineReporter presence, get some more stories out there on the Avgeek world. I have a few in the plans in my head, but its where/who to pitch to I need to work on. So hopefully I can do something with that in the new year. Anyway 2013 looks to be a good year either way. It will be my first full year living in the USA and I plan to make the most of it!