Many years ago my New Year's Resolution was to never make any New Year's Resolutions.
I can proudly say that I have been 100% resolute in that resolution. I am proud.
Resolutions seemed so final. And depressing. Not achieving the (sometimes ridiculous) goals made me feel really bad. Loserville.
Why should we make promises once a year to accomplish something by year's end?
With that in mind, I do make lists. I love lists. There is a great satisfaction is crossing items off of lists. I feel organized. I feel as if I am making headway. I feel good.
This year, this new year of 2010, my first New Year's with my blog, I have decided to share a few of my goals with you my BlogLand and RealLife friends. It will help to keep me "honest." I can click back to this post from time to time to gauge my progress. You can help by reminding me :)
Professional Goals 2010
Sew more - at least 6 days a week.
Refill my etsy shop and sell, sell, sell!
Venture out of my comfort zone (home and the computer) to some craft and street fairs with my wares.
Finish jobs on time!!! This is very difficult for me, the Queen of ProCrasty Nation!
Personal Goals 2010
Finish the long ago promised High School T-shirt quilts for Jordan and Kat.
Sew up the fabrics I bought to make curtains for:
(Hey, we do have sheers and temporary curtains up!)
Use up my ludacrously huge stash - only buy essentials to complete projects
(Ultimately I know that as a Fabriholic my resistance may be futile but I will try.)
The usuals - eat better, exercise more, sleep better
Read more. I used to read lots of books a year. Now I'm lucky to finish 2 a year.
A really, really big goal I have, one I must accomplish for my mental and physical well-being -
eliminate toxic people from my life.
This is not easy, especially if one must have contact with said person(s).
Life is too damn short to spend it being treated badly, talked down to, feeling guilty for things that are out of my control and spending my energies on those who will never be satisfied with what I do and who I am!
The happy opposite of that goal is to spend more time with and energy on Bill, our children, Will & wife, Jennifer & our almost here Grand Daughter Aubree, Megan, Jordan & Katharine and beau, Brian and our friends too numerous to list!
I want and almost need to have more parties/gatherings, attend more music events and movies and write more letters, notes, and birthday cards to family and friends who live far away.
If along the way I lose weight, gain muscle, make new friends, learn a new craft, take a real vacation, and/or find a cure for the common cold then that will be a nice by product of trying to live well and do right by others.
What do you want to do this New Year?