Here’s something I don’t usually admit. I make resolutions every year. Big, mind boggling ones. Ones I have no idea how (or let’s be real, motivation) to complete. There’s something about a New Year that makes me think that I’m supposed to be dreaming up great things. Plus, I like lists.

If you were to ask me, point blank, I’d deny all of this. I’m not the resolution type, I’d say. I keep my dreams close.

By February I’ve promptly forgotten two-thirds of things I had resolved to do, and am despairing over the one-third that I actually wanted to get done.

This year I thought I’d try something different. Prompted by Becca’s Values & Vision Statement post (which if you haven’t read it, go) I’ve subdued my inclination towards over the top goals that only look good on lists and am focusing on two things for 2012:

  1. Creating a comfortable, beautiful home.
  2. Generating income outside of my everyday job.

The first feels frivolous, but I am generally happier and more creative in beautiful spaces. Also, though it pains me to admit, M & I have the tendency to live like college kids, which is embarrassing when you consider that I am tip toeing towards my mid 30s. (It also pained me to write that).

The second is my first step in taking back my time. I’m not sure yet what that’s going to look like, but I do know that the prospect of sitting in a cubicle for 45 hours a week for the next 30 years feels like a long, slow death.

So there they are, my goals, big and small. What are yours?

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Feb 13, 2012 6:45 pm

I usually make HUGE, almost unattainable resolutions.

This year, I stuck with things I could accomplish every day: Exercise three times a week vs. lose XX pounds. Write everyday vs. get published in Fast Company. Make Isaiah feel loved and special everyday. Etc.

We’ll see if I get more or less done by the end of the year, yeah? Good luck with your goals, lady!


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