I like New Year’s, cause I’m a goal enthusiast. Can’t you tell by this picture? I look like I’m ready to snuggle with my goals.
Come here, You!
Here are my 2012 goals before we get too deeply entrenched in January and her icy tendrils…
-Potty train my two year old (working on that now p.s. i hate poop. p. p.s. PT is the WORSE part of parenthood).
-Teach my four year old to read.
-Get my Montessori on with my kids (or “Montesoduim” for all you Homestar fans)
-Get my (Montessori ) works in organized, functioning order.
-Reduce the crap in my house. Reuse any reuseable and useful crap. Recycle any of the crap into more useful crap (my clothes specifically).
-Fill a need as I see a need in those around me. Never suppress a generous thought.
Read and study the Old Testament. (I’ve never actually finished it). (Yeah sorry Jeff, not happening this year).
-Teach my kids the stories of Jesus. Study the Gospels with them.
-Get back to my prepregnancy weight, but embrace every stage before then.
-Stay active. Exercise but keep it enjoyable.
-TRY to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in our family diet. (I’m guilty of making salads and sometimes veggy sides just for me, because I know I’m the only one who will eat it).
-Work on cooking meals not just main dishes. Add more healthy sides.
-Read. Engage my mind every once in a while!
-Write in an actual journal, and not just online. I want my kids to have something to hold in their hands, to see my handwriting. To see how it turns into chicken scratch when I’m falling asleep.
-Develop my artistic skills, specifically painting and drawing.
Last year I wrote two goals for my blog: keep it minimal and make money? Hah! What a joke! I’ve learned since then that those two statements don’t even like being in the same sentence together. This past year I did get to the point with my blog stats that I thought I was legit enough (or at least on my way) to begin thinking about the whole advertising/sponsoring thing, but ultimately decided that I’m not going to take my blog in that direction for the following very personal reasons: I hate deadlines. I hate pressure. I hate feeling obligated to pump out a quality post by a certain time or so often. I feel like once you have a sponsor you have a certain standard and schedule you need to keep up with (maybe that’s just me, my husband thinks so), and then there’s always promotions etc. Call me a commitment-phobe, but if I’ve learned one thing it’s that making money on your blog takes a lot of work and time (and networking!), and I can’t commit to that right now (maybe ever?) I can’t even commit to blogging regularly, as evident these past couple of months. I started this blog as a creative outlet and stress releaser, and I hope that it continues to be so.
So my goals for this blog are:
-Blog when I feel like it. Blog when I have something to say. Blog because I enjoy it.
-Learn how to digitize patterns, and post a few of them here (my t shirt patterns?)
-Write more creative anecdotal posts.
-Record some songs and post them here (maybe an original?) Didn’t see that one coming, did you!?
-redesign my theme, make it true to my style, aesthetic, and purpose.
Yeah, yeah, I know I have too many goals, but whatev. I don’t feel bad about uncompleted goals, but I do feel bad when I don’t make any. When I read over last year’s goals the other night, I was happy to see that although there weren’t too many that I could say Did it! to, there were plenty of things that I gave my best shot at, and plenty of things that were shadowed when more important things entered my life, if you know what I mean. I’m cool with that.
2012 has already been good to me, and I’m excited for all the many changes it will bring. Except my birthday.