We're one week into 2012, so we should be refining and enforcing our goals for the year. *Should* is the operative word. Some of us haven't even started yet. It's a good thing my 2012 mantra is Start Where You Are.
Here's just a few of the things on my list for 2012:
1. Read 30 Books. I read 22 books in 2011, which is actually more than I thought, since throughout the year I kept feeling like I wasn't reading enough. Now, I read a lot of stuff. I love magazines and blogs and long form journalism, so even if I'm not reading a book, I'm in the middle of something else. But my book list continues to grow (this will always be so) and I continue to love it, so I want to make a concerted effort to read more. I think I can squeeze eight more in than I did last year.
2. Learn Something New. I am a huge creature of habit and it takes a lot for me to start at complete zero with something and master it. But I want to challenge myself more, both for the knowledge benefit and to stretch my brain. I'm not entirely sure what this will be yet. It can't be too tiny, but it has to be something managable. I'm learning towards learning Photoshop.
3. Improve my Posture. This couldn't be any more random, but the terrible posture I've had since I was a kid is now haunting me in my advancing age. I know that it affects the way I hold tension in my back and shoulders, which in turn makes me sore and grumpy. I recently signed up for a few yoga classes (which could also apply to resolution #2), as I know that it could help.
4. Actively Educate Myself on the Bible. I did not grow up in church. I didn't join or even really participate in church activities until I was in middle school. This means that I missed out on all the Sunday School Bible stories. I get them all mixed up, almost comically. A good friend has suggested that I use a children's Bible, and I'm all over that.
So there you have it, four goals that I want to work towards in this new year. I have more specific ideas for this blog and my personal life, but I like to work through those in smaller bites. In increments, if you will. I approached these goals for the overall year in a different way. I like how they sort of overlap in a way and how they all already fit into where my life is going, or where I want it to go. There's nothing here that in mid-March I can feel deflated over.
Now I want to hear from you! If you've written a post recently about your goals for 2012, I'd love it if you'd link up below so we can all read them and cheer along. If you don't blog, feel free to list in the comments what you want out of 2012. I hope to check back in on things in a few months.
Brag Book 2012 Resolutions Link Up!