Friday, January 1, 2016

Goals: New Years Edition.

I posted in October about my goals for the year.    I know January is "Goal Month" for lots of people, so I thought I'd use this opportunity to revisit my goals and update my progress!

One of the wonderful things about October start is I get a 'test run.'  A few of my goals just didn't pan out, some of them, on the other hand, are going like gangbusters!!

First, I revised my Goal Image:

Intentionally is my overriding theme for the year (actually it might be for my life in general, but we'll start with the year!)  Inspired by some of the books I've read and ideas I've been exploring in my writing, I added it to the top of my list.  I'll see it daily and hopefully live it daily as well.

500 miles: This goal has really been inspiring me lately.  When I have a few minutes and I'm not sure what to do, I tend to consider a walk or a ride, which is awesome since the mission behind this goal is to be more active.  As of today, I'm up to 124 miles. 24 miles ahead of my required pace to achieve 500 miles by October!

50 Books: I plan to post about my recent reads, but I'm already up to18 books!

Publish Weekly: This goal has been a bit of a challenge, I've been writing frequently, but I sometimes find it difficult to share my voice and broadcast my ideas.  I've opened up some new creative avenues that I've really been enjoying though, so I've made my goal consistently.

Create Daily: I've been primarily writing, but I've also had opportunities to express creativity in other ways with craft nights and creating activities for the kids.  I've also read several art books that have inspired me to try drawing!

Build Community: I've decided that one of my core principles is community.  I've also come to realize that I can build the community that I want for my family.  It's something I've been working on consistently even without labeling it a goal, but it is a critical component of my life and worth adding to my sheet.  I've also come up with a very specific goal in this area that I'll share more about soon!

Family Adventures: I addition to my goals as a mother and a wife, adding adventure is a primary goal for the year.  Train Rides, exploring new places, novel culinary experiences, are all aimed at adding more fun to our days.

Foster Friendship:  I want to build community and try new things.  I want to be open to new people and experiences and be willing to push myself outside of my comfort zone.  In order to be successful, I need to foster the friendships that inspire, motivate, and comfort me.

2016 is going to be incredible, I can just tell.

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