Sunday, December 29, 2013

Looking Back and Figuring Out What's Ahead

Welcome to the 2013 Edition of Things I Failed To Do!

When it came to books this year, I was a big loser. Big, fat, hairy, hand in my pants loser. I set a goal of 50 books - just under a book a week - and I ended with 31. I blame the internet and life. But mostly the internet.

So, I'm trying to find my Year of Happiness - because 2013 was NOT it (So.NOT.it.) - and thinking about what I want to do in 2014, what I have to do, and what I will probably end up doing. I don't want my goals to be too easy, but yet I don't want them to be too hard or too varied. But that's the problem with having a high I.Q. - my interests and abilities to learn are endless. I could be all over the board trying to conquer my physical, spiritual, educational, and career. I'd be exhausted by the end of the day. So, here's what I already have going on for sure in 2014:

  • Church Secretary (requires approx. 2 hours/week)
  • Committee Chair (time requirement unknown)
  • Youth Group (10 hours/week, including 1 hour class + baking)
  • Full-time job (including at least one trip to China in 2014)
  • Home Business Pangea Organics (time requirement unknown)
  • Two weekly newspaper columns (time requirement unknown)
So, add in mommy duty, my meager housekeeping skills, and sleeping... Not to mention that I have (FINALLY!!) found The One and he has three beautiful children. Four more people to give love, attention, and time to. I'm tired already. Albeit a happy tired.

Here's the "Extras" I'd like to accomplish in 2014:
  1. Read the Bible. The ENTIRE Bible.
  2. Read some books.
  3. Run a 5k.
  4. Get back into Yoga once a week.
  5. Finish an Engineering class.
  6. Take a Language class.
  7. Get my finances under control.
  8. Projects.
  9. No-Spend January, April, July, and October.
  10. Travel: NYC is at the top of my list.
Obviously not all of this is going to happen. It just can't. So if I narrowed the list down to half... that would still be too much. Four? Does four seem reasonable? And which four? And what's the plan? And accountability?

Sometimes, I'm really good at making things harder than they need to be. I'll get back to you on what I figure out in the next few days. If you have any suggestions, please post them!

1 comment:

Yogini4life said...

Girl, you are entirely too hard on yourself, and I can totally relate. I tend to be a mover and a shaker too. It's called living life, and THAT should be at the top of your list girlfriend! :) Relax, cut yourself some slack. Set the goals but don't beat yourself up when you don't meet them!