Monday, January 2, 2012

Goals for 2012

I've never been a fan of the word resolution.  Whenever I hear the word, I think of Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 2 repeating the word "resolute".  I know.  I'm weird.

By definition the word resolution means the act of answering; solving.

Um, that doesn't sound very new beginning-ish to me.  Does it to you?  Life is not a problem to solve.  A puzzle?  Sure.  But the true definition of the words just doesn't seem to match up with the idea we all have with the New Year.

So, I set goals instead of resolutions.  Goals for the new year.  I find this time of year very fresh and new, so why not clear my mind and make some fantastic goals?

Here are a few of my goals for 2012 (in no particular order):

+ Read more often.

+Watch some of the movies people always gasp! at me for and say "You've never seen that?!"

+Attend church regularly and work on my relationship with the Big Man Upstairs

+Write at least 10 letters to family and friends who least expect it.  That means setting aside time and using a piece of stationary, a pen, and kind words.

+Continue with yoga and practice yoga at home at least 3 times a week.

+Submit my book for publishing.

+Complete the next year in my 2 1/2 year journey to my BA degree. (If you haven't found it yet, a few weeks ago I put a fun little ticker on the very bottom of the blog to keep myself motivated-or something)

+Thoroughly prepare for AJ's IEP in May to make sure what happened this year-does not happen next year.

+Battle the fear that often paralyzes me.

+Bungee jump in Italy.

Ok, not the last one.  Were you still reading? Te-He.  There are more, but I won't bore you.  Those will stay tucked in my trusty notebook. Er, one of my 9,456 notebooks.  Am I the only person who never finds the same one to write in?!

A Very Happy New Year!

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