Never really make ’em. Mostly because by their very definition they are doomed to fail, right? I mean it has been pretty rare for me to make a change mid-school year and have it stick.
However, it is a good time to remind oneself of the things one had hoped to do the previous year. The things one hoped to do and didn’t quite. Not failures, per se, but the oh-yeah-i-ran-out-of-time-to-do-that kind of things. The challenge is to re-evaluate, decide on priority, and either make the time, or let them go.
Yes. Some of them need to be let go. Ladies, Fellow Teachers, Perfectionists, some goals need to fall by the wayside. We are constantly changing people – I know I am not the same person I was last January. Priorities change, needs change, and even wants change. Our goals need to change with them.
Among those things on which I will continue to work? Spending less time being sedentary, more time being active. Engaging with my son more. Eating homemade food more. Keeping better track of my nutrition.
New goals? Try not to spend too much time getting sucked into wedding ideas and propaganda. (Think small, and then divide that by 10 – that’ll be us. Very little to plan means very little to get worked up about, which also means very little stress. That’s my ideal!) Try not to procrastinate about important move details, and get ducks in a row as early as possible. Try not to be too sad while The Man and I are apart – the end of the LD in our LDR is near!
What are you thinking about for 2013?