2013 rolled in while my husband was puking his guts up. Not the most impressive start to the new year. My first goal for the year, was to not get the flu bug.
I don't believe in setting goals based purely on the calendar. I think it's a great time to do it, but I wouldn't limit myself to only setting them only at that one time. I think it's important to do a check every 3 to 6 months to see if I'm progressing on the paths to the goals I've set. Or if I've veered off and ended stalling out on them. Goals can be changed. Living life is more important than checking something off of a list. Not everyone is a goal oriented mind. Do what is best for yourself.
Saying all that, I will reiterate that I'm a very goal oriented person. So, without further ado, here are some of my goals that I accomplished this last year, and some I've set for this coming year. Please know that I have a large list of goals that didn't happen either...
I read 21 books.
I started working out in February. Running in June. And by the end of the year I had 775 miles from biking, running and walking.
In an attempt to live more simply and contentedly, starting last May I haven't bought any new clothes, or makeup. This continues through May 2013. (I did buy 2 clothes items second hand)
I tried to live in the moment with Simon, and not just wish he'd go off and play by himself so I could get things done.
Run my first 10k and half marathon by May (10k planned in February, and half planned in May).
Get strong enough to do pullups.
Get my next tattoo.
Read 10 books.
Paint a giant watercolor. I have paper for it already...22x14 or something similar.
Go camping this summer as a family.
Friends, I hope you are having a good start to this new year. And that this year holds more happiness than sadness for you. Sending love.