Looking Towards A New Year
Every year this happens…I get the itch. I don’t know if it’s a result of the madness that December always is leading up to Christmas or just the fact that January 1 seems like such a great time for a new beginning, but I get the itch to change and the energy do things.
I’m not too big on resolutions though. I don’t like the fact that they are so easily made and by [or before] January 30th they are forgotten. I recently read a blog post by Jon Acuff [writer of the Stuff Christians Like blog] about building a Finish List. I realized that not only did I have those started projects that I needed to finish, but that I also had a lot of things I wanted to achieve this next year. Things I had only dreamed about but not finished.
Some things on my list (both started and dreamed)…
- Running 5 miles
- Running a 10K Race
- Doing 25 pushups in a row…and then more after that :)
- Designing custom knitting patterns for American Girl dolls
- Finishing my UFO [Un Finished Object] knitting projects
- Complete decluttering and organization of my house
- Up to date digital scrapbooks for kids & family [I'm about 4-5 years behind!! Yikes! :) ]
- Green Up our home – converting all cleaners to green cleaners
- Create more real food recipes for basic things we eat [=buying less pre-made/processed]
That’s a basic list…some other goals expand off of those ideas and there are others I didn’t list. My goal in creating my list was to have attainable items listed that I can break down into more manageable tasks. Obviously things decluttering and organizing a home is not a one day and its done type thing. It is an over all goal.
So what would be on your list to do [or finish] this year? What is the most important? How will you achieve your goals to finish?
I will keep you posted as I go through the year on how I’m working toward these goals and I will share tips that can help you with your goals as well. I’m sure that some of you have some of the same types of things to finish as I do! :)
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did. Even when the craziness of the season gets upon me, I still love this time of year.
Happy New Year!