So I know I mentioned before that I don’t do resolutions. Well, I’ve been thinking…. and I think maybe I do. I just don’t call them that. I call them goals.
I am an avid list maker. In my planner I always list out things that I am going to do that day. And at the beginning of each work week, I sit down and write out the things that I need to get done for that week. In fact, my planner has pages that showcase the entire month, and off to the side I always write down the things/goals I have to do for the month. This makes it easy for me to remember to do things that I normally would have to wrack my brain to do, like remembering to get my car tuned up. When I finally hit that month, the note I wrote to myself four months earlier is at the top of the list, and my car stays happy and I remain on top of things. Anyway, I figure I might as well broaden my timespan and write a more general list for the New Year. Oh how I love setting goals for myself!
My to-do list/goals/resolutions (cringe) for 2011:
-Decorate our apartment with more artwork
-Take Happy to puppy obedience classes
-Teach Happy more tricks! She’s such a smartie and has so much potential! Gotta keep her on her toes 🙂
-Find new and fun books to read outside of school (anyone have any good suggestions!?)
-Run a marathon. I need to actually commit to one! I keep chickening out and do halfs instead. I cried at the end of my first half because I felt like it was such an accomplishment. Now don’t get me wrong, I still feel excited when I cross the finish line, but half’s have just become not that big of a challenge for me. I need to challenge myself. And I think a marathon is the next step.
-Work on increasing my flexibility. I definitely need to focus on gaining more flexibility in my hamstrings. They’ve always been tight, and I don’t want to risk getting an injury.
-Give yoga a try. And if that doesn’t work out for me, try Pilates!
-Sort through all of my clothes/things and donate them! And once all the sorting has gone down, remain clutter free!
-Experiment more in the kitchen 🙂
-Take some fun trips with Ryan (mountains, beach… ohhh can’t wait for spring/summer!)
-Stay up to date on all my doctor appointments. Being on a tight budget is hard, but health is so much more important than skimping!
-On that note, I need to order more contact lenses…
-Explore my spirituality/faith more. This one might actually be the hardest for me. I am not sure where I stand on this, and have never really “felt” anything while at Church when I was growing up. I grew up Episcopalian, but had some things happen in high school that really made me question my faith (a boy I dated for 2.5 years was killed in a car accident when I was a junior in HS. I think that was probably the biggest kicker). Anywho, I’ve always felt out of place in a church setting. Anyone else experience this? I am thinking yoga might help with this…. help me get more in touch with my spiritual side.
-Go hiking in the mountains with the Happster and Ryan
-Bring the the pup on runs with me once she turns 1 (or whenever the Vet gives me the “okay”). Can’t wait for this!
-Keep up with this new little blog of mine (I think I’ve told Ryan 100 times how much I am enjoying writing a blog… and it’s only like, day two.).
-And of course, continue to keep in touch with mi familia and all of my friends (and hopefully make some new ones, too!)
I’m sure I have way more I could add, so I might be updating this later 🙂
So I know my blog doesn’t have any readers yet (except maybe my mom… but I doubt she knows how to comment. *I’ll explain commenting to you, mom, the next time we chat, you’ll love it!*) I’m going to propose a question anyway… What New Year’s resolutions have you made? Do you even do New Year’s resolutions? And if yes, are you good at keeping them?