Friday, January 3, 2014


I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions. It's just never really been my thing. Most likely because halfway through the year I'd likely forget what it was I decided I was going to do and then I'd end up feeling bad about not doing it. This year, however, I'm going to break with tradition and set some goals for myself. They aren't things that are going to dramatically alter my life, but I'm bound and determined to do them nonetheless. When I set my mind to something, it's incredibly hard to change it (I am a Taurus after all), so I know I'm capable of accomplishing the tasks I'll present to myself. I just have to overcome my tendency to get a little lazy from time to time (again, I'm a Taurus). Anyway, I'm not going to start this by making excuses for my occasional laziness...

While I don't have 20lbs to lose or need to quit smoking, I do have some things I would like to accomplish. 
So here is my list of goals for 2014: 

Run a 5K
Read more books
Write consistently
Make Christmas cards (in advance)
Do more art projects
Learn a new knit stitch
Plan trips to Portland, Los Angeles, and San Diego
Take more film photos
Be kinder to myself
Stop procrastinating
Focus on contentment
Forge new female friendships and strengthen the ones I already have

Twelve solid goals seems like PLENTY; after all the math works out to an average of one goal per month, which makes everything seem that much more attainable. While some things are going to take time (like making new girlfriends or training for a race) and some things will take planning (like the trips), there are others that will be a little easier to accomplish (like a new knit stitch). 

My list isn't comprised of great feats like climbing Mt. Everest, so I'm feeling confident that this list won't find its way into the circular file. We'll see how it all goes in the end, but I'll be checking back in with my goals fairly often to keep myself on track. Now to find a fun 5K. 


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