Saturday, January 2, 2010
Resolutions or Goals?
It took me FOREVER to get through my blog roll on New Years Day!! Seems like everyone posted a New Year wish. Thank you all and right back to you.
Lots of my friends posted Resolutions for the coming year. But no one says if they kept the ones they made last year.
The best resolution that I ever made and kept was to enter each check I write into my checkbook when I write the check. That one was made out of my need to attack procrastination. Last year I vowed to tackle jobs head on, and I have made some headway, but mostly at work. Its still a problem for me at home.
So, I don't make resolutions to lose weight or any of those other ones that everyone makes only to break before the month is out.
My resolutions involve making myself a better person. They are usually the same every year, and if I have made headway, I am lucky and can step up to the next level by the next New Year. Its really a conscience effort to improve. Simple, huh. Well, it really is.
So, is it silly to list resolutions? I think not. But this year, I will list mine and put them in a visible place so I will be reminded of what I think I should be doing to improve my inner self.
HOWEVER !!! Resolutions are not the same as goals. I am basically a live today the best I can kind of person and I have never set long term goals. But, just for me, I am listing some of the things I RESOLVE to achieve in the short term.
#1 is my focus to meet my friend Deb in person. Just in case you don't already know this, I met Deb on My Space through our love of beads. Deb took the initiative to call me on the phone (which is something I never would have done). We have become fast friends ever since. I love her like the sister I never had. You all have no idea how much I wish we live in the same town.
I know how to knit--barely and I plan to reintroduce myself to knitting. My goal is to become as adept at knitting as I am crochet.
I love to bead embroider. My goal is to complete all 12 pages of the BJP03 and to concentrate on creating more bead embroidered pieces.
I want to incorporate my love of needlework and sewing into my creative endeavors.
Frivolous goals? No. It is my goal to make more time for myself doing what helps to build my self-esteem and that is being creative. My mode of self-improvement.
There is a lot to who I am that people don't know. Some people don't "get" me. On the other hand, I have met a few friends through my blog that do, and better than anyone I know in person. I am unorthodox in some respects. Mostly my spiritual beliefs. I will continue to explore my inner Zen.
2009 was one of the worst years ever. There was a lot of turmoil in my life. But I made it through with the help of good friends and Terry. I welcome 2010 with open heart and soul.