2012 Goals

Happy New Year dear readers!!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend welcoming the new year.  We spent most of Saturday moving all my stuff to SF (yay!) but managed to head out for a little bit of celebrating at the end of the night.

I don't typically make resolutions for the new year but I do like to set goals instead.  Resolutions just seem doomed to fail.  Everyone starts out strong January 1st and by the time February rolls around a lot of us have already forgotten all about that resolution business.  With goals, you have the whole year to accomplish something.  So if things start out rough you still have the rest of the year to pick yourself up and carry on.  The two are essentially the same thing but in my mind "goals" are just more positive than "resolutions."  One little set back does not equal failure if you view the goal as a work in progress.  So here are my goals for 2012:

1. Read 30 books - Since I'm turning 30 this year, it seemed like an appropriate number.
2. Book 10 weddings for Stephanie Court Photography
3. Learn how to make perfect French macarons
4. Have more regular series on this little bloggity-blog

Number 4 is where I need your help.  While this is technically "my" blog, I consider it yours, too.  Without readers, it's really more of a journal, right?  But with all of you reading and participating (whether silently or through comments), it creates more of a community.  So, is there anything you'd like to see more of on Big Mario Life?  Some ideas I was tossing around are more Wanderlust posts or perhaps introducing the occasional outfit posts.  (I am by no means a fashion blogger - nor am I creative enough to come up with an interesting outfit most days of the week - so this would not be a daily kind of thing but maybe weekly instead.)  Let me know in the comments below if there's anything you'd like to see more of in 2012!
We were going for "serious sexy."  Not sure we accomplished that particular goal.



  1. I am so jelly you're in SF. You'll love it! Totally agree with you about goals v resolutions. Resolutions are just doomed to fail, generally. I love Molly posts if that helps you at all. lol.

  2. good luck with all of your goals! i would love to try and make macarons...maybe i'll have to give that a shot, too :)

  3. yesyesyes a millions times yes to wanderlust posts :)

  4. Happy 2012 Stephanie. Those are some serious Zoolanderesque NYE poses

  5. haha that's a great serious sexy pose! happy 202 i hope you make the best of it ;)

  6. Hey Stephanie, I can't say I have any suggestions other than telling you how much I love reading your quirky stories and your sense of humour, and can't forget Molly of course :-)).




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