Well, that last year sort of flew right on by, didn’t it? It seriously feels like it was only a couple weeks ago that I was dressing up for Halloween and regretting painting my nails black and green because I had a job interview all of a sudden. But now it’s 2013, and everyone is doing the resolution thing, and I’m contemplating jumping on that bandwagon.
Rather than resolutions, I’m going to try to have some goals. Resolutions fail because people generally don’t have a plan. Goals require planning and steps and follow through. Since I have a lot of things I want to accomplish, my “resolution” is to plan my goals this year.
Since I consider this poster (and the video from which it sprang) highly instrumental in putting me on the path to changing my life, I’m going to use it here as a reminder of what I can accomplish this year if I just freaking do it. I unofficially gave last year the theme of “fearless” about halfway through the year. I’m going to continue with that and officially make 2013 the year of being fearless. And that’s goal one.
What will being fearless look like? Well, maybe it will be as crazy as sky diving. One friend in particular will be thrilled if that’s the case. I think it definitely needs to include attempting the ropes course at the Mall of America (and yes, I understand it’s intended for kids to be able to participate). It might involved doing karaoke. Fearless might look like speaking up when I need to speak up and going for things at work that will help move me forward.
Goal two is to get things organized. This is going to be a slightly more involved goal. I’ll need to sit down and go through my closets (clothes and fabric). I’ll need to find storage solutions and get rid of things. I will need to pare down room by room.
Goal three is to relearn how to eat. 2012 was a year of convenience. I went out to grocery shop yesterday and realized I no longer remembered how to plan meals or how to eat healthy. Ideally I’d like to lose weight, but first I need to learn how to eat again. I think goal two will take the most man hours, but goal three is going to take the most planning and educating. If I want to be successful and not rely on convenience, I’m going to need to have a detailed list of recipes and snacks so I don’t need to flounder.
Goal four feels like it should take a back burner to goal two, but I also think this one is important toward my sanity just as much as getting organized. Goal four is to create. It’s sad when someone needs to schedule in time for fun, but it feels as if we often don’t leave ourselves much choice. So my goal is to work on the backlog of ideas–things I’ve wanted to make for years and just never have. And in some ways, this will help with goal two. How much fabric do I have laying around? How much better would it be to see that fabric get turned into something awesome, something that I’ve wanted for a long time?
Four goals is probably ambitious, but I think each has a different level of difficulty and a different level of conscious involvement needed. And this is really just a brief overview of each goal. Ideally, I will plan each of these out more than what I’ve just said here–two through four, anyway, goal one is a little more spontaneous. So in this I seek your support–if you have any suggestions toward achieving these goals, feel free to leave a comment. If you have any goals of your own that you’re attempting, share those puppies as well.