Plans in Motion

Happy New Year!

Today is my first day back at work after taking a nice, long, relaxing holiday. It feels a little weird to get back to the grind, but I need some motivation to be productive again. Near the end of my vacation I didn’t end up accomplishing much. In fact, yesterday was spent on the couch because I overdid it in the gym and injured my legs.

I’m looking forward to 2013. I have a long list of goals to accomplish and plans to carry out in the new year.

One of which is to read more books. I’m going to dive further into the Hemingways’ lives. I’ve made a list of books that include a biography on Ernest’s second wife Pauline, his official biography, a fictionalized account of his relationship with his first wife Hadley, and a book about all of his wives. Also on it are a number of Hemingway’s novels (I just finished The Sun Also Rises over break) and his memoir. After Hemingway, I’m thinking about tackling the Fitzgeralds. Zelda seems incredibly interesting, and many suspect that F. Scott plagiarized his work from his wife’s writings. I want to try to read a number of F. Scott’s novels as well because I haven’t read anything other than The Great Gatsby in high school. It looks like I’m infatuated with the Lost Generation. I plan to punctuate the novels and historical books with things on fashion theory and history.

Some of my plans involve this blog. I’ve actually created a more detailed and longer-term calendar about what I’m going to write about. I have left room to react to current events or new things I find though. I will be making some tweaks to the design as well — or at least Liz and Josh from Pink Slip Industries are!

I have some travel plans in sight for 2013. Near the end of January I will be going to Alt Summit, a blogging conference, in Salt Lake City. I’m really hoping to see the punk exhibition at the Met in New York, and I’ll be accompanying my husband to Mexico to shoot a wedding. I’ve never been to Mexico so I’m very excited, especially about the ruins.

So here’s to a fruitful 2013!


  1. Amanda says:

    Oh how exciting :)
    I want to read Fitzgerald too, but now I have a stack of books I have to finish first.
    Where in Mexico are you going to ? Let me know and I can see if I can recommend you places or things to do, eat, tray :) You are totally going to love it there.
    Also, happy new year ! I wish you all the best for 2013.

  2. Joy says:

    Happy New Year, Jacqueline! It’s going to be a wonderful one, and Alt is sure to jumpstart things on the blogging front. I’m looking forward to seeing the evolution of your blog and hearing all about your travel adventures. Here’s to a great 2013!

  3. Liz says:

    Happy New Year! I would love to join you in your Fitzgerald rabbit hole.

  4. I hope you’ll be adding the CSA Symposium in Las Vegas this year – I’m trying really hard to go and would love to catch up!! Thanks again for your help on my Zelda Fitzgerald question!

  5. Trillium says:

    If memory serves, there was a comment on Sept 13 that a certain AT hiker of your acquaintance would like to see the exhibit with you when said hiker is in the vicinity.

  6. I would love to meet you at Alt! New to your blog and would love to talk about all things blog world. I’m @OriginalKos on Twitter if you want to meet up!

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