I've decided to bow to peer pressure and make some goals for 2010.
It's not that I really mind making goals. I do it all the time. I just hate the New Year's hoopla—and the depression when I immediately fail to achieve those goals. It just makes the seasonal depression worse. I mean, why do we have to do this in January anyway? Why not in May?
So here are my goals for the new year:
- Play more. I don't play much. I want to play, to do things that bring me joy—just for the fun of it.
- Write more. And I can be off to a good start because LDS Publisher is doing a Book of Mormon short story contest and I just happen to have a partially written B of M short story already. Just need to polish it up!
- Read more. Always. If I could figure out how to get paid for reading, I'd just read all day, every day.
- Comment more. Someone whose blog I visit (but now I can't remember who) said they were going to send emails to authors whose books they read and like this year. I think that's fabulous. I'm going to do it too.
- Exercise more. I'd like to finally do a 5K this year—walk, not run—but I'm not going to set that as my goal. However, I've been increasing my Wii Fit time incrementally, but I want to do it more thoughtfully now. So I need a plan. Maybe that should be my goal. To make the plan.
- Dejunk and fix-up more. Keep on keeping on with that project.
- Launch my business more. Okay, that doesn't really make sense but all the others ended with more, so this one has to as well. I've been working on a new face for Rosehaven. More on that soon. I hope.
Now, I know that these are very loose, open ended goals. Exactly the opposite of how you're supposed to set successful and achievable goals. I don't care. I did it on purpose. I may bow to peer pressure, but only so far!
What are your goals?
Now playing on my iPod: Let's Get Loud by JLo
(I like Ellen's version better but can't find the whole thing online.)