2012 Goals-Step One

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A cou­ple days ago, I wrote about how I wanted to develop some goals for the upcom­ing year(s).  I don’t have them writ­ten yet, but I did get a start.  The first thing that I did was to make two lists.  One is a list of things that I say and believe are impor­tant to me and my fam­ily.  The other list was a list of things I say are not impor­tant or that I don’t want in my life but are in my life.  For exam­ple, I always say I don’t need a tv or that we shouldn’t ever worry about get­ting a bigger/nicer/newer tv.  How­ever, Hulu Plus and Net­flix make it really easy to just sit down and flip some­thing on in the evenings.  Shoot.

So, now I’m going to look at those lists for a while and try to fig­ure out what about healthy food I like and want to incor­po­rate into my life and the lives of my fam­ily.  How real­is­tic is it to try to start run­ning again later in the sum­mer after Baby is born?  Do I want to stop watch­ing tv com­pletely or just limit it?

2012 Goals

The other day, I saw that some­one had liked a link called “How I Rocked my 2011 Goals and Plan on Tak­ing 2012 by Storm.”  I was intrigued, so I clicked on it.  I’ve always liked the idea of goals and res­o­lu­tions.  I’ve even made them.  I just don’t do all that well after that.  Last year, I took the Craft­ing My Life course from Amber Stro­cel.  One of the tasks we were given was to ask impor­tant peo­ple around us what they see our strengths and weak­nesses to be.  One of the peo­ple I asked was my hus­band.  He said lots and lots of very nice things about me.  :)  Then, he slipped in that he won­dered if maybe I wasn’t all that great at fol­low­ing through with things.

I said some­thing about not fol­low­ing through because I hadn’t found the thing that caught my inter­est, but the truth is he’s prob­a­bly more right than I would like to admit.  I like new things.  I like things that are fun and inter­est­ing.  I don’t like things that are repet­i­tive or things that require effort at the end of a long (cold) day.  So, in the end, mak­ing changes or set­ting goals is not exactly my forte.

I left the “How I Rocked My Goals” post open in my browser, and then today, I came across a “How I Set My Yearly Goals” post by another blog­ger.  I don’t think this was any sort of sign or any­thing.  I think it has more to do with read­ing 50+ blogs dur­ing the New Years Res­o­lu­tion time of year.  I’m not think­ing that there are any big rev­e­la­tions com­ing up for me in par­tic­u­lar.  I do think, though, that there are ben­e­fits in set­ting goals, mak­ing changes, and tak­ing steps to move my life in the direc­tion I would like it to go instead of let­ting it go how­ever it hap­pens to go.

So, over the course of the next week, I’m going to be think­ing about my pri­or­i­ties, my goals, and what I need to do to make some things in my life hap­pen.  I am not sure if I’m going to post my goals on this blog or if I’m going to decide to share them with close friends or what.  No mat­ter what I decide, though, I will have at least one goal this year.  At least one goal will go beyond think­ing about it in my head and not doing much else with it.