Monday, December 31, 2012

Goals for 2013

I'm finding it hard to believe that 2012 is almost over. Less than 12 hours until we hit a new year. I decided to look back at the goals I set for 2012, and it's almost laughable how little I actually accomplished toward those goals. I have discovered that I am fantastic on SETTING goals, not so great on following up on said goals.

Nevertheless, I am back to set some goals for 2013. I need goals. I need to be working toward something, or at least feel like I am. Otherwise, I can easily let entire days go by while I just waste time reading blogs, pinning things on Pinterest, or goofing off on Facebook. (Oh, wait, I do that already while I do have goals. Maybe not doing that should become one of my goals.)
My 2013 Goals -
I hope to be as accurate at attaining this year's goals as my soccer-playing small people hope to be on the field.

Bible:

Read and pray every day. I'm planning to do an in-depth reading through the New Testament letters this year. I also plan to keep a prayer journal.

Relationships:

Be deliberate in spending time with my family. Last year I had a goal to go out at least once a month on a date with Robb. While we didn't have one EVERY month, we did have more than we did the year before. This year, I want to continue to plan for a date with Robb at least once a month. I also want to make sure that at least 1 time a week, I do something special with ONE child. They need that one-on-one time with me.

Home:

Declutter the storage areas in the house. There are items in some of our closets that haven't been touched since we moved in to this house. That was 4 1/2 years ago. I'm thinking that if I haven't needed it in 4 1/2 years, I probably don't need it at all.

Improving my mind:

Read at least 1 non-school related book a month. This one is pretty self-explanatory. I want to read things for ME, not just to educate the small people.

Hobbies:

Start an Etsy shop. I used to make homemade cards. I would like to get back into that and actually try to make some extra spending money in the process. 

Finish Little Red's Christmas stocking. I had this for one of my 2012 goals, but that apparently was a little too ambitious. I'm about halfway done with the actually stitching, and then I'll have to have it made into a stocking. 

Personal:

Lose 30 lbs. That translates into about 2 1/2 lbs a month. I need to start exercising on a more regular basis, as well as making better choices in my eating habits.


Please, please, please, if I haven't updated my progress on these goals at the end of January, ask me how I'm doing with them! I obviously need some accountability in order to follow through. 

 
  
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