Every year I write out goals but that is as far as I get. I want to say that this year will be different, and I hope it will be. To make my goals achievable, I kept them simple and didn't make a long list. I made sure to choose goals that would make a difference in my life this year but also didn't seem overwhelming or not enjoyable.
- Perform more service to those around me. I know I am my happiest when I am sincerely serving someone, even if it is out of my comfort zone.
- In general, be nicer. I feel like I'm already a nice person. I know it can sometimes come across otherwise on the blog (not that I'm a down right jerk on the blog), but I have a weird sense of humor that's sometimes mixed with sarcasm. So that can mislead people, but I really am nice in person. Pinky promise. I feel we need more sincere, kind people in this world, and I want to contribute to that.
- Wear lipstick this year. Weird, I know.
- Actually have FHE (Family Home Evening) at least once this year. Just once and I will feel great. More than once and I'll feel like mother of the year.
- Send out Christmas cards this year. Out of the 5 years we've been married, we have never sent one out.
- Send out birthday cards this year. We're the most awful people when it comes to this. Why?????
- Date more (my husband people)
- Makeover my master bedroom into a space I love and want to sleep in
- Makeover the living room
- Participate in one online sewing group. I have never this before, and I think this will create a great opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills.
- Make quilts for my two other sisters. I finished my sister's quilt last year, and she loves it! That made me happy.
- Challenge myself more and step out of my comfort zone.
- Focus on quality, not quantity. This is why sometimes I won't post for a few days or even a week. I have 132 (!!!!) drafts written up, but that doesn't mean I should publish them. It's time to clean this blog up and really focus on what is important to me.
- Move over to my own domain???
- Change up the blog a little to make everything more accessible and have a cleaner look.
I also included business goals, but those are more personal.
I think I did a good job keeping my goals attainable and short. 2012 was a good year for me. I experienced blog growth, purchased a newer sewing machine, started my business, stepped out of my comfort zone a few times, avoided any serious illnesses, and learned more about myself. I'm looking forward to what 2013 will bring. Hopefully, there will more peaks than valleys. :)
What about you? Do you like to make goals? Do you follow through each year?