They’re such funny things.  Like little goals with such pressure from the start.  In signing into my blog I came across this post about making and keeping those well-intentioned little sweet bits of almost certain doom.

I really agree with what he has written, especially ‘Define the win.’ however, I’ve come up with my own strategy this year, hence my ongoing goal list from the previous post (maybe this could be categorized under his ‘Make smaller goals along the way.’ for some of them).  Ongoing simply because there is too much I want to do – play a difficult piano piece, learn Spanish fluently, organize and discard the things I’ve had in boxes for years, finish a devotional before moving onto another one, return my library books on time, and the list goes on and on.  I find I do bits and pieces of them all only to accomplish very little.  In fact, it’s a bit stressful (and a little fun) as I flop between them all.  So while I have a very long list of goals hidden away with me, I’m addressing (and posting) the few I’ve decided to currently focus my time and energy on, and then as I accomplish them, I’ll expand the list.  Hoping this year I may have a better chance at achieving my resolutions instead of merely dabbling a bit in them all.

Do you have a strategy for this new year’s resolutions?


About Heather.B

I'm a thirty-something (how did I get so old?!) esthetician (Jan 2009), soon-to-add holistic services (Jan 2013), and then onto business school with a few more endeavors in the works. Stayed tuned though as this changes often. I call it "what-to-be-when-I'm-a-grown-up ADD" - but here's a great quote of encouragement if you're similar in nature: “The experience of centering was one I particularly sought because I thought of myself as dispersed, interested in too many things. I envied people who were ‘single-minded,’ who had one powerful talent and who knew when they got up in the morning what it was they had to do. Whereas I, wherever I turned, felt the enchantment: to the window for the sweetness of the air; to the door for the passing figures; to the teapot, the typewriter, the knitting needles, the pets, the pottery, the newspaper, the telephone. Wherever I looked I could have lived. It took me half my life to come to believe I was okay even if I did love experience in a loose and undiscriminating way and did not know for sure the difference between good and bad. My struggles to accept my nature were the struggles of centering.” – [from Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by Mary Caroline Richards] I'm a lover of animals (especially my bird and cat), my niece and nephew (and #3 on HER way), and plants; an avid crochet-er (and other crafty things), amateur photographer, baker extraordinaire, dreamer of travels far away (camping and road trips settle me for now), searcher of different music, and beloved daughter of The King. Add in a penchant for being taught new things, and you've got a good idea of what you're dealing with here. I, also, have an endocrine disorder (PCOS) that causes me to have a low carb diet and an insatiable appetite for holistic health (along with a big butt) - I console myself with the reminder that there are worse things, like being eaten by an alligator. Lastly, I've found I get bored easily and procrastinate like it's my job. So who knows how steadily I'll contribute to this. Welcome! If you choose to read this, I've warned you fairly ;), and I really hope you enjoy the variety of my life. Please send me a note and let me know about you!

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