Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Goals

I just have to accept that I’m way too sentimental to stop making New Year’s resolutions. And, if you asked Husband, he’d say that I’m a little addicted to setting goals. When I asked him on our last anniversary what our marriage goals should be, he got a confused look on his face and replied, “Let me get this straight…you make New Year’s goals, Lenten goals, and now you want to make marriage goals??” (The answer was “yes,” but I figured I should cut the poor guy some slack and just forget it.) So, in short, yes, I’ll be making New Year’s resolutions this year. I’m not sure whether they’re technically “goals” or “resolutions,” but here they are regardless: 1) Read more Specifically, I want to finish reading the Bible. I’ve had “read the bible” as my New Year’s resolution for more years than I can count, but I think this year I will actually finish it. I started reading it on a somewhat sporadic basis a couple years ago, and I have about a quarter of it left to go. In other words, by the time I finish reading it, I will probably have forgotten everything I read, and I’ll have to start again. (But I guess the point is to continually read it, right?) 2) Write more Sometimes when I start feeling unsettled or just a little “off,” I’ve come to realize that it’s usually because I haven’t written lately. Writing makes me feel energized and happier. So I figure I should take that as my cue to write more often this year, both on the blog and just in general. My overachiever self feels like there should be a third goal, but I can’t really think of a good third one. So two it is. And now I have to ask… Is anyone else overly preoccupied with making New Year’s resolutions each year, or am I the only one?

5 comments:

Reynie said...

Me, me, me! I've got goals! I had the "read the bible" as one many years ago and you've inspired me to add it again this year. Great goal. It's big book! And Numbers book is so boring to me it stumps my motivation every time.

Allison said...

I feel the same way about writing! Which is why I blog so much.

I don't get preoccupied with New Year resolutions... mainly because when I make them I rarely succeed in what my goals are.

Solar Powered said...

Yes, I love goals. I love to write them out and state the steps I will take to achieve them.

Leslie said...

I love setting goals for myself. I tend to get really obsessive about it. It's just who I am. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I make goals instead of resolutions too. I hope yours go over well!