Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 Goals

I just wrote, in moderate detail, about my 2013 photography goals here.  Now to plan out my other goals.

I have several groups of personal goals.

  1. Run 750 miles this year
  2. One run of 20+ miles
  3. Do yoga once/week (average)
  4. Hit the gym 2x/week (average)
  5. Running 3-4 times/week (average)
  6. Weight - happy with maintaining to losing up to 10 lbs.  Keep same pant size or go down 1.  No more than that.  But I'd really like to find a good maintenance routine.
The weekly goals are flexible.  Obviously allow myself to get sick.  I've found that it's difficult to run when on vacations.  And there are times when life is so busy I can only get my lunchtime runs in.  But on average, I want to shoot for these frequencies.  

  • Spend time in the word and prayer 4x/week.  
    • Ideally this should be daily, but let's face it - with two toddlers in the house, it doesn't happen daily.  I have a 4-day schedule that I've made in the past and I'd like to get back to it.
  1. I'd love to say that my goal is to get a promotion this year, but I don't really have a whole lot of say in that.  And since I've been aiming for a promotion for 3 years, I'm not holding my breath.  But it's on my list of things to strive for.
  2. Be more assertive with the two who I work with.  Less wishy-washy in giving them direction and guidance.  Be more straight-forward and to the point.  (These are two people who I am sort of in charge of - unofficially - no title but all the responsibility)
  3. Be more independent and creative with finding projects and things to do.  Stop waiting for bossman to come to me and instead find the ideas and initiative to do it myself.
  4. Don't be so sensitive when corrected or given negative feedback.  Suck it up and move on.  Learn from it and grow.
  • Be more sensitive and aware of Josh's wants/needs/desires.
  • Be more sensitive and aware of my children's wants/needs/desires
  • Make grander attempts to meet new people at church and form new friendships.  To get together with different people.  
    • I only know a select few people at church; those I know are older with older children or younger with no children. I want to change that.  I want to get to know more people in the same station of life as me - early to mid 30s with young children.  (I don't have time or ability to go to a MOPS group.)
Around the House
  • Clean the bathroom more often
  • keep my stuff organized in the bedroom and on my desk
  • clean out the garage!
  • Pay off 2 credit cards

There are a lot of things here.  Many of these are things that have usually gone unspoken in the past and maybe that's why I didn't get to where I wanted to be in those areas.  This is my second year making a solid running goal.  This one will be tougher to meet than last year's goal.  And that's good.  I need the challenge.  Some of these sounds like New Year's Resolutions - and that's OK.  But they are goals, not resolutions.  To me a resolution is a resolve to change.  I don't want to change; I just want to improve and better myself.

1 comment:

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

That's a great list of goals. I never sit down to write anything down..which I totally should.