Some goals

  • Take a pic of something everyday- of me, a kid, a craft…
  • Write something everyday- a blog post, a chapter, a verse, a love note…
  • Read something- I have not read nearly as much this year as the one previous but I read some books that I really loved and found a fictional hero in Lisbeth Salander. I don’t have a specific number in mind, just a desire to find another character I love.
  • Make something everyday- work on, start, finish, plan something…
  • Move something a few times a week- if exercise really gives you more energy and general good vibrations, I NEED in on that.
  • Make something with the kiddies- we really did a lot of crafty things together last year. I want to document them more fully this one.
  • Do something with the kiddies- I didn’t really get out with them as much as I wanted to. But, now that everyone is handling walking longer distances and the stairs of the buses and trains better, we will be more mobile in 2011.
  • Do something with friends- I had to leave my job early last year and I miss the friends I made there terribly. I’m not always able to make it to their meet ups from a lack of a sitter. But nothing is stopping me from inviting them along to those kid outings I mentioned above.
  • Dance something- I love dancing, I’m just not good at it. Lol. I have been threatening to take classes for years, I’m making it happen this one.
  • Finish something- I have many knitting and sewing projects in various states of completion. I want them either done or gone. And long before the end of the year.
  • Make hubby something- Hubby gets the short end of the crafty stick around here, but never wavers in his support. I don’t think I’ll be knitting him any sweaters, but a shirt of two I think I can handle. He more than deserves it.
  • Family something- this is a broad statement. But it mostly means that I will be receptive to attempts to make amends, but not tolerant of any attempt to make trouble.

That’s all folks. Ambitious, but mostly doable I think. What do you think? What would you add?

My hubby and I will sit down today with the kiddies and discuss our family and personal goals for the year. I think we might make a mood board type thing to remind us all of what we want as we move through 2011.

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10 thoughts on “Some goals

  1. Nettie, this are wonderful goals. Since my oldest is leaving the next Wednesday (moving to Alaska to go to school,) and the youngest left a year ago, I’ll replace the ‘do with the kids’ to ‘visit the kids’ and ‘craft for the kids.’

    Other then that; I’ll adopt every single one, writing, reading, crafting, finishing, and doing it on a daily basis.

    The only think I’d add is ‘learn something new.’ I’ve set my sights on learning to draw this year; particularly with a goal of drawing that informs and infuses my craftwork. Time to see if I can teach this old dog a new trick.

    Thank you for such a lovely list to live by.

    Much happiness in the coming year.

    Rebecca Zicarelli

  2. A mood board sounds like a great idea. I want to do many of the same things you’re doing, but I’d have to add write more for myself and not so much for my jobs.

    I think you can definitely meet all your goals!

  3. This is a wonderful list of resolutions! I think you have some very enriching thoughts here… you don’t need to “add” anything, I think you’ve covered all bases admirably!

  4. A mood board/vision board is a good idea. I’m working on one in Photoshop. To me, I think it’s easier.

    Those definitely seem like reasonable goals. Good luck with them. =)

  5. Visiting from Wild Olive and I think that goals and resolutions are more like guidelines to help us go in the right direction…doesnt’ necessary have to be a task list kind of idea 🙂 Good luck and have a fabulous 2011!

  6. Happy New Year and good luck with your goals! Sounds like a great set to me. I especially like how you worded the last one — be receptive to attempts to make amends, but not tolerant of any attempt to make trouble.

    Because I’ll be having a baby in 2.5 months, most of my goals for 2011 have to do with him and I’m finding even that list completely overwhelming. So no new resolutions for me…but I will continue to work on last year’s resolution to not give in too much to my introverted tendency to hide from people all the time!

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