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09 January 2013

Resolutions? No. Goals? Yes.

I've struggled with making resolutions this year.  It's not that I don't want to accomplish things over the next 12 months.  I just hate the thought of a resolution.  It makes me think of the never ending "I want to lose weight" or "I want to be organized" goals that everyone works really hard on....for about 6 weeks.... each and every year.

While glancing back through some posts from last year, I came across the post I wrote after reading One Bite at a Time  by Tsh Oxenreider.  I actually accomplished 12 out of 15 of my goals last year.  (If your wondering, my pictures are still a mess in a big drawer, date nights are sporadic at best and I haven't started composting). 

So this year, I'm making goals.  Goals I can do.  Reading through this post I was actually really proud of myself for not just planning to do these things, but actually doing them.

So without further ado, here's my goals for 2013:

  • Schedule one date night a month.
  • Begin Project Peacock. More on this tomorrow.
  • Organize our pictures.
  • Start composting.
  • Finish and plant my raised beds.
  • Raise chickens.
  • Spend one on one time with each boy monthly.
  • Incorporate family night.  One night each week where it's just us.
  • Spend time with extended family monthly.
  • Finish 24 read alouds with the boys this year.
  • Actually use my homeschool tracker software.
  • Use Quickbooks for all business expenses as well as income.
  • Make daily allotted time to focus on business a priority.
  • Make an effort to pay extra on mortgages.

Most of these things are things I kinda sorta do.  I just do them sporadically and don't always follow through.  My main goal this year is to not just plan things, but to actually do them. 

So, do you have any plans for this year? 


Rachel E. said...

I am smiling at the Homeschool Tracker thing. Are you actually supposed to use it? I thought it was just a pretty icon for the desk top. LOL

I think you have set some pretty reasonable goals for yourself. I don't know if I even know what my goals are. Do you know what I mean? It's crazy. I think I have in mind things I would like to accomplish, but I think I underestimate my ability.

Charli said...

That Homeschool Tracker icon just sits on my desktop....taunting me!
I do know what you mean. I struggled with this whole goal idea this year, but I also know that I'm more likely to actually accomplish something...anything, if I write it down.

Megan@DoNotDisturb said...

I did something along the same lines this year. I wrote out some attainable goals and some challenging ones and am taking it slow.

Love your ideas and I will cheer you on for the memorization of 24 verses. That is on the challenging side of my goals just so you know.



Charli said...

I'm really excited about the verses. By the way Megan, your blog inspired Project Peacock!

Lori said...

I really like the idea of goals more than resolutions...I might start thinking of some.