Thursday, December 31, 2009

# goals # new year

Time for Me Thursday

Holy wow, bloggers! Not only is it Thursday, but it's also New Year's Eve! Can you believe that? I can't. All day long I've had to remind myself of the date because it just doesn't seem possible that today is the last day of 2009. I've put absolutely no thought into 2010 and if you know me, you won't believe that either. I'm a big time thinker.

Being that it's Thursday and the last day of the year, I decided that my time for me would be all about doing some of that thinking for next year and maybe doing a bit of reflecting on last year. I'm so lucky that my friend Edie posted some great things to our yahoo group to give me a starting point. Actually, I'm just super lucky to have those girls in my life at all. They're all wonderful and have such huge hearts.

Now, I'm not sure who had the original idea to pick one word and make it your focus for a year, but Edie just reminded all of us that it's time for us to pick a new word. Some of the words that have been chosen include serenity, faith, empowerment and purpose. Those are all such great words, but I think I'm going to go with Commitment.

So, for 2010, I'm going to be:
Committed to turning my home into a home, not just a house.
Committed to making the money that we need to support our family.
Committed to making some really tough decisions about what I want to do.
Committed to scrapbooking and crafting more.
Committed to being more involved at the boys' school.

Now, the other really awesome thing that Edie posted to the group was something that she had found over on Scrap-Room. I'm going to post it here too because I think it's a great way to think about the coming year.

One Year From Today I Would Like To Have:

Learned - Irish. I loved learning it for my degree, but have let it drop since graduation.

Changed - My finances and my weight. One needs to lose some and the other really needs to gain some.

Figured Out - What I want to do when I grow up. I have a college education in an area that fascinates me but I'm not sure if I want to continue in that field.

Completed - My paper piecing scrapbook that I must have started 5 years ago, before the divorce and the ensuing insanity.

Stopped - Doubting my abilities.

Started - Believing in myself more and having our home be a peaceful retreat, that always smells of something delicious.

Acquired - Enough money to buy anything we need for this house (including some badly needed bookshelves) and to have the van repaired.

Given Up - The remaining million or so boxes in this house along with a ton of clutter.

Visited - Arizona, Nebraska and maybe a lovely trip up north. I miss nature.

Left Behind - Debt, extra weight and renting this house. I would so love to find a way to buy it. It already feels like home, now I want it to officially be home.

So, I guess that sums up my goals for 2010, nicely. What are all of yours? Have you guys thought about 2010 yet? Leave me a comment or sign our linky here and let me know!


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