Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Let's review...

My goals for 2013...oh dear...

Text from my Goals page: My Goals for 2013 are few, and simple, and hopefully within my reach! I liked the concept of four large, long-term, "no pressure" goals that I achieved last year, so I thought why mess with something that works! Check back here for my progress, as I use the blog as a tool for keeping myself accountable, and to keep a record of how I am doing!

1. Read 52 Books. Year-end update: This one is a no-brainer. I read 54 books last year, and I am going strong into 2014!

2. Take a class. January updateI took a class! Year end update: Can you hear the crickets.....?

3. Clean out my studio. Year-end update: I tried to change things up, and it sucked the life out of me! I have discovered that this is a big mental block for me, and that I will continue to work at it and work through it as I go through life. One of my goals was to make a space for Dude in my space, and I think I did! I inadvertently cleared a space to a desk that had some clear space on it (miracle!) and he wandered in and set up some Lego and played while I scrapbooked. And it was divine! My room is still a mess, but it's getting better.

4. Do something that I am proud of, and that I am passionate about. February update: I listened to the voice in my head & my heart and I quit my job at Treasured Memories. It was one of the hardest things I've done in a very long time...and I'm very PROUD of myself for following through, and sticking to my guns! April update: I discovered that donating blood is another passion of mine. My goal for the year is to donate as often as possible! (Every 56 days...)

Year-end update: This is another "life goal" for me. Discovering my passions and pursuing them. It will be a difficult road, but well worth it.

Some final thoughts going into 2014...
You may be thinking that I might be a little less enthusiastic to create a whole new set of goals for 2014, considering the abject failure of my 2013 list. You might be surprised to hear that I don't consider this exercise to be a failure. I set goals to learn and grow as a person. I set them for guidance and for ideas, not as a "Must Do List". I set them because they make me feel good, and they make me feel productive and excited.

I have changed the way I want to set goals in 2014, and I am moving forward on that front quite confidently. I am a recent convert to setting goals, and I am happy with the progress I have made so far. This is continuing to be a learning experience for me, but one that I know will be with me always and only serve to enrich and enhance my experiences and my life.

later loves

1 comment:

  1. New year, new ventures!! and maybe some old ones too! I've changed my way of goal setting as well and hopefully will hold myself more accountable this year with the blog too! I'm happy to be back online!


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