Yes, hello world, indeed!
Today is the real start of the new year for me. From this day on, for the rest of this year, I will be working toward 12 goals – 1 for each month over the next year. You may ask, “Why now? Why today? ” Well, really it’s simple – inspiration came today from someone else doing the same. This morning I logged onto facebook and saw a friend of a friend doing something similar, and I thought to myself, “I’ve GOT to try this, because everything else has failed.” I have tried the typical New Year’s resolutions, and like most everyone, forgot about them by mid-January. Then another attempt – and this is a biggie – I turned 40 this past February! I had hoped to come into my 40th year with things more in line and certain goals accomplished, but I killed that one too. Instead, I spent my 39th year wallowing in misery over the thought that I was on the countdown to 40. And apparently it’s taken me the entire month of March to get over it, because I still haven’t done anything differently since the big 4-0 hit. But today, I put all that behind me. I am now on a new mission – to break down my goals into more attainable and short-term tasks. I think having something specific for each month will keep the task more in the forefront of my jumbled mind, and I will be forced to work it into my crazy schedule.
I have a pretty good idea of what my 12 goals are going to be. But, since I just decided to take this on about 30 minutes ago, I need to think about the goals a little more through the weekend before I put them in writing. But… here is number 1 ….
Month 1 / Goal 1 : Start a Blog!
For years I’ve thought about doing a blog, but never had a topic that I was really committed to. This is the perfect time now – I have a great topic (in my opinion!) a task I want to throw myself into, AND 12 months worth of editorial! How perfect! Also, I think this blog will keep me on the straight-and-narrow with my goals. I believe I will be more accountable if I am tracking my progress in a blog. Here’s hoping!!
Ok, my first task : define and refine my goals, have them recorded in the blog by Sunday afternoon. Be sure to check back tomorrow to read all about it!