With 2012 packaged up neatly behind me, nothing forgotten but definitely lessons learned, I welcome 2013 with open eyes, open mind and mostly open arms.
I want to embrace this year with big giant bear hugs and allow it to give me all that I can make of it.
I don't do resolutions. I've learned that historically when I do this I fail. My resolutions tend to be stupid, unrealistic and big, to big and broad. But I never said I would never do this, in fact renaming them "goals" and setting these goals to be attainable is what I have to do.
I've thought long and hard about setting goals for myself over the last few months and with the lessons I've learned during 2012 I think I'm now at a point in my life that I feel confident, determined and powerful enough to reach my goals and not give up. So let's get this show on the road.
Just a warning this may be all over the place:
- Continue on the path of living more simply. This has made me feel infinitely lighter both emotionally and mentally. I feel much happier about life. Living simply has been something i learned out of necessity and I've turned it into something that is now just a part of my everyday life. In 2013 I'd like to learn more ways to simplify my life both personally and on the homefront with my family.
- Continue with my "me: exercise" time. Healthy body, healthy me! I want more. Since my me time consists of me working out, I want to increase the amount of time I do this. I'm seeing results in what I do and I'm liking it and want more. Yes, I do have a goal but I keep it in the back of mind, I live in the present am happy with what's happening and want to keep at it. I'd like to make the effort to add a day of strengthening to my cardio heavy routine.
- Update/Re-Vamp my obsessive cleaning schedule. I'm in a happy place when I can let my made up OCD habits take over. I have let this lag since moving to Seattle and I want to dust off, update and get back into this cleaning schedule. My house runs smoothly and remains clean with what feels like little effort, I need to recapture this rainbow.
- I'm most calm when working with my hands. Carving time into my week to spend sewing, embroidering, creating something with my hands. And ultimately having 1 item to show for at the end of each month. Maintainable goal and not just a broad statement, right?
- Research and start a small edible garden with T.
Not bad, huh. Five small things with big impacts. I feel good about my goals. I feel like they are realistic and not over the top.
With my kids I have a whole bunch of other things I want to do, not goals, not resolutions just a bunch of bullet pointed things I want to incorporate into their routine, do with them, and teach them. This will be a separate post.