1.11.2013

Goals for 2013

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.

Personal Goals
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  • 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.

Family Goals
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  • 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)

Home Goals
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  • Makeover my master bedroom into a space I love and want to sleep in
  • Makeover the living room

Sewing Goals

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  • 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.  

Blog Goals
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  • 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?



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7 comments:

  1. Wow! great goals! Dont worry so much about the cards. There are great ways to make cards online. Some services even send them with postage included in the price! I think you ar a very nice person, but I understand what you mean about serving others and being nicer.

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  2. I especially love your goal to wear lipstick. That's one I need to add to my list as well. I have a ton of different ones but never remember to actually use them :)

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  3. I prefer my goals to not freak me out or be stressful, so I like to be conservative when I set up goals so I can blow myself away if I do more ha ha :)

    I really like your goals.

    One of mine this year is to drink more Champagne. So far I have not met anyone who thought that a - it was a bad goal or b - that I would not be able to fulfill it ;)

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  4. I like your goals. I put mine on the blog side bar so I see them constantly. It is helping so far. One of mine is to sew my first quilt. I have loved yours so much since I have been following and hope I will be able to make some great ones at some point.

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    1. That is so awesome! I hope you do make your first quilt! :)

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  5. I don't make goals for myself. I don't know why, never have really been into writing them down or putting them out there. Fear of failure maybe?! I can tell you are a lovely person! I have a sarcastic or dry sense of humour and I get you. I also am a nice person, sometimes too nice and kind. I can't get angry with people and confront them about it without crying, so I let it slide. Too nice. I'm jealous of all your sisters! I have none, just two younger brothers who are lovely men and we are close, but I don't get to share that really close sisterly bond over girly things.

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  6. I try for short easy goals. I have the sewing goal to make myself one dress I am proud to wear out of the house and love. I have a business to goal to... well try and sell something lol. personal/business - get a serger! and uhm... other than that I clean up my facebook friends this time of year. Keep the people that are important to me. others can go.
    ps. you'll love being in an online sewing group. I was awhile ago9 - now we are all just great friends - talk everyday to my 10 :)

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