Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year.

I'm setting a new goal for myself and this blog that I dove headfirst into and then abruptly neglected once I got busy. Post at least once a week. Here's post 1, by the end of the year I hope to have at least 52 posts, hopefully more. Another of my goals is to spend less time on the computer and more time on scrapbooking/crafting. I know, that seems kind of counter-productive to the blogging thing, so I guess it's really just less time on facebook and more time being creative.

A friend of mine just recently started blogging and with the new year she posted a list of things she's proud that she accomplished last year. I think it's a good idea to not only look at our goals but also our accomplishments, weather or not they were goals, so here I go.

Things I'm proud of or accomplished in 2009:
  • I got married! This one had been a long time coming, but once it was decided we were able to pull it off in under 4 months, which was pretty impressive to me (and totally stressful, I don't recommend it if you've got more time, haha).
  • I found some new music to LOVE. I'm really into music (to me it's as essential as air) and it'd been a while since I'd found a new album that I'd been able to really get. You know where you know every word to every song and you can recite the whole things forwards and backwards. This year it was Taylor Swift's "Fearless" which is now one of my all-time favorite albums.
  • My son. I'm so proud of him and amazed everyday. He loves to tell stories with really complicated plots and lots of characters.
  • My son started preschool last year! It was a great parent participation preschool that we went to for 2 semesters, but are taking a break this coming semester.
As for the new year, I'm not very good at year-long goals. Most of the time I'm good at delayed gratification, but for goals I'm all about instant gratification, I like to see results pronto. So what I like to do is create a different daily goal for myself each week. So I get a week of a particular goal for each day. Usually it's random things, like going to bed early every night for a week (not easy for me), drinking enough water each day (something I'm really bad at), not shopping at all (ok, that might be impossible), or cleaning up a particular room over the period of a week so it all gets done. This works for me because by the end of the week I'm bored with the goal and ready to move on.

I'd forgotten that I loved Valentine's Day so much and I'm getting into the spirit early this year by making a "Happy Valentine's Day" sign.

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