Hi there! I know it may seem a bit late to be posting my goals only now, but I wanted to review last year’s and have time to really think about what I wanted to accomplish this year following the craziness of the holidays. As you know, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. From the name to the concept, I have mixed feelings. You can read more about my thoughts on the subject in last year’s New Year’s Goals post.
I actually have very few brand-spanking new goals this year. Most of my goals are continuations from last year. I think I did good work on them last year, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement and growth. The sky really is the limit sometimes.
I also scaled back on the number. I had a few too many last year, which I felt left me unable to truly focus on each of them, and given goal #1 below, you’ll see why I scaled back a bit.
- Be present
This is my “theme” of the year, if you will. Last year I started the year’s theme on my birthday and carried it through the year. While I will continue to live out that theme as well, I want to shift my focus a bit.
As you may have noticed in my last few New Year’s update posts, I griped a lot about how time seemed to be going by too quickly. At the beginning of December, knowing the rush that the next few weeks would be, I vowed take at least one moment each day, even if only for less than a minute, to be present. I plan to continue to focus on this in the new year until it becomes a habit.
I went to orientation for our local animal shelter back in early December as I wanted to volunteer to work in the barn. They required a certain amount of hours per week I am unable to commit to while I’m still taking class, so I hope to get back to that once I’m done with class.
- Continue to work on my minimal wardrobe (as mentioned is my 2014 goal review post)
- Continue to try new foods and incorporate them into our weekly meals
- NYC this spring?
- Big trip this summer: We’re starting to brainstorm and my first choice is Ireland! Husband is thinking National Parks in the west. Any other suggestions for affordable (<$3000) trips from the East coast?
- Continue to read more, especially once my class is over late winter
These dense books took up most of 2014 (+ the fourth one)
- Start nursing school in the fall! I am so excited to finally be on my way!
- Continue to work on the blog, learn more about blogging, and network with other bloggers
- As time allows, get personal training and/or nutritionist certification. Maybe I’m crazy for still having this up here…
Health and Wellness Goals
- Be able to do an unassisted pull-up
An unassisted pull-up is one of those exercises that, to me, exemplifies great upper body strength. I want to go after that.
We have one of these door frame pull-up gadgets at home, so I can get on that one easily enough, adding in the assisted machine at the gym. Anyone have any tips for attacking this one?
Questions: Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or goals? If so, would like to share them? Do you have mixed feelings about resolutions?