I’m glad to be finished with 2012.
I hate to say that. There were so many wonderful parts of the year. But looking back, it’s the negatives that tend to stick out. Why does that always happen?
I’m happy to be back in St. Louis, away from a job that was causing me stress and unhappiness, and pursuing a career i’m passionate about. I’m happy to be closer to family, able to volunteer and beginning projects I’d never had time for. I’m happy to have P in my life and I’m excited about the changes that will come.
I’m sure it will have it’s own stressors and frustrations, but I’m so ready for 2013.
I actually like goals and resolutions, just like I enjoy sappy motivational quotes. I get that they don’t work for everyone, and that you don’t need to wait until January 1st to make changes, but it’s nice to have a time to try to better yourself.
Since my 2012 goals ended up being kind of…irrelevant and obnoxious, I think I’ll try to do just monthly goals this year. I have my “forever goals” too! There are too many changes in a year, particularly this year when I’ll be moving and starting school. I’d rather not tie myself down to goals and then feel guilty when my focus changes.
“The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD. This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus. Just one word that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future.”
My word? Accomplish.
There are so many ideas floating in my head. So many projects I need the courage to start. My career change is giving the opportunity to try so many new things, and I want to accomplish it all.
As for this month’s specific goals?
January 2013 Goals
Get back into shape. The past few months of stress haven’t been that great for my health, and I want to get back into a workout routine that leaves me feeling strong, happy, and..hmm..accomplished:) This also means cleaning up my eating so that I have more energy and my clothes fit a little better. More nutritious meals, lots of veggies, and water water water!
Figure out my plans for spring. I have lots of things in the line-up, but most are waiting to be finalized until after the holidays. I want to nail down my schedule of classes, volunteer work, and jobs so that I can finish each day and week feeling…accomplished!
Make the most of each day. Not working 9-5 means I could easily sleep in and bum around a lot, but I know I’ll be more productive and feel better if I try to still get up and going.
- Are you making 2013 goals or resolutions?
- What would your “Word” be?