HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Lasts night was uneventful for me. Chris got called to work, so he left around 9 and got home right after midnight. I was already in bed.
We woke this morning to a sprinkling of snow and a bright sun in the sky. We have no plans for today, but I think I will work on taking down Christmas and cleaning up my spare bedroom.
Here is my "to do" list for 2013:
1. Find a Job.
This is pretty critical for me this year. I am done with school except for one class and it is time now to rejoin the workforce. I have already started working on this and it will be a primary focus over the next weeks.
2. Complete the Happy Girls Half Marathon May 26, 2013 (running!)
I have signed up for this half marathon already and as soon as I recover from this cold I have been battling I will start working on training for it. I plan to actually run this one. I have already downloaded a training app on my phone that will help get me started. I plan to participate in at least one or two other events this year as well, but this one is my primary goal.
3. Read a minimum of 24 books.
The last few years the majority of my reading has been textbooks. I really enjoy reading for pleasure and want to focus on taking time to do that this year. Less computer time wasting, less tv watching (though I hardly watch tv anyway) and more reading time. I am not sure how many books I read last year, but I figured a reasonable goal was 2 a month. I will be keeping track on my Goodreads page. Feel free to join me there!
4. Learn Excel and how to take better pictures.
Almost everything I know about Excel has been self-taught, and I don't know that much. I would like to know more, both for my own personal edification but also for my job skill set. I have already looked into a community education class about learning Excel and may dive into that or another class at the community college.
Another thing I really want to do this year is learn to take better pictures. I have a blog and part of that is photography, which I am terrible at. I want to improve that skill to make my blog better and just because it is always something I have wanted to learn.
5. Lose 20 lbs and keep it off.
Yes, here it is again. A weight loss goal. I know I can lose the weight, but keeping it off is the challenge for me. I have made great strides in managing my weight over the last 6 or 7 years. It has been a long journey for me. Every year I learn more about myself, what works and what doesn't. This year I need to focus on getting the excess weight off and really concentrate on keeping it off. That will be my big challenge.
There they are. My main goals for 2013. There are other things I would like to do, or things that will help me achieve these goals, things like making yoga a regular part of my life again, getting back to swimming a couple times a week, limiting sugar in my diet, and so on, but these are the main five.
Last year I lost sight of my goals part way through the year. Part of the reason as because I didn't have them printed out or posted anywhere. One of the changes I am making for this year is to post these five goals on my bulletin board so I can see them every day. That really does help.
Alrighty friends! Here's to a successful and happy 2013!!
Do you have any goals or plans for 2013??