So, yeah, I posted something snarky the other day about it being MY New Year and that it’s unfair that I have to share it and yaddayaddayadda. Sorry about that, Peeps. I was being humorous. Guess that didn’t translate too well. My bad. Bygones.
But it is a new beginning, a fresh start! Yeah 2013!!!
I spent most of 2012 convinced I was going to die. I know I keep bringing this up, but it’s the truth, and it’s pretty damn deep.
But, I made it. I’m 38. I have a long future ahead of me and I couldn’t be more pleased.
The last week of 2012, I took some time to brainstorm my goals for my life, and what I can accomplish in 2013. I borrowed some techniques from my old company’s end of year evals and came up with a workable plan.
There are 3 areas I want to focus on: Me, My Family, and My Career.
I divided these three into three goals or areas of importance:
Me: Getting physically healthy (lower cholesterol, be stronger, have more energy & endurance); Getting healthy emotionally/mentally (strengthen my friendships, find peace & confidence within, get therapy); and Focus on what is important to me (enhancing my outside to match my inside, keeping a clean, organized home, read one new book/see one new movie/listen to one new album each month)
Family: The Hubs (have one date night a month, be more physically affectionate and in tune, cultivate & nurture common interests): The Kids (have playdates with other kids, make outside play meaningful, work on their pre-reading skills); The Rest (see one family member once each month, call/text/or email them weekly, remember their birthdays/anniversaries with cards and/or phone calls)
Career: Blogger (keep to my schedule, finish the fiction series, expand audience); Writer (finish first draft, join writing group to help through editing, polish final draft and shop to publishers); Wage-Earner (research what part time positions would work for our family, consider possiblities with Hubs, establish savings accounts for my wages- mine, kids, home).
I feel like this is very workable. This week, my tasks are:
Me: Make appts for doctors/therapists/massage; Contact two old and dear dear friends about a get together; Get The Night Strangers from the library/listen to The Lumineers album as I write/ watch Topper.
Family: Get sitter to see The Hobbit; Take kids to playground and/or Storyville; Get a card for my Aunt’s birthday and call her at lunchtime.
Career: Finish last 2 parts of Anne/Courtney vampire fiction blog series; Write 1000+ words of my novel; Keep to blog schedule.
What are your goals for 2013?