Saturday, January 09, 2010

Against my better judgment. . .

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:
  1. Play more. I don't play much. I want to play, to do things that bring me joy—just for the fun of it.

  2. 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!

  3. Read more. Always. If I could figure out how to get paid for reading, I'd just read all day, every day.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dejunk and fix-up more. Keep on keeping on with that project.

  7. 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.)

1 comment:

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

Good goals. Hope you do well on them. If you're thinking about a 5K, I've heard the Payson Onion Days 5K is a really nice one to do. Fairly flat, and it comes around the end of August, so the weather is cooler, too.