Every year I write down a few goals for myself—typically in my phone in the notes section. This method works great since no one else ever reads my notes; therefore, no one knows if I actually accomplish my goals or not!
This year I decided to put a few goals out there for the world to see. I’m sure they will evolve throughout the year or more goals will be added, but here are three basic goals.
1. Read a book every month
This feels almost silly to write down because I used to read ALL THE TIME! I actually love reading and used to have no problem reading a book a day. Life has gotten busy, I’ve struggled to make reading a priority (over TV and other mind numbing, useless things…), and I’ve had a hard time getting into the books I’ve picked up! One book a month sounds doable!
2. Run a full marathon
If there is one thing that has always been on my bucket list—this is it. I have never been great at sports, but running is that one sport that is really for everyone. You just need to be able to put one foot in front of the other! I am not fast; I struggle mentally with running and I often give up, but I really, really want to do this!
This year I am planning on doing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October. I also hope to do another half this spring along with strength training and all that, but the big goal is to run a full. (I feel slightly sick just typing that…..)
3. Photograph and organize our memories
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from moving across the ocean, then moving back, it’s that you can’t hold on to “stuff.” You really are forced to decide what means the most to you and what you can let go of! We left behind a few bins of important memories when we moved to Malta and those important memories are still in those same bins today! They hold a variety of things that we don’t want to get rid of, but we will probably never display or take out of those bins. I’ve been thinking about how ridiculous that is—if those things are so important, then why are we hiding them in bins?! I have a plan to photograph and then write about each item (or group them together). Hopefully I can them upload them to shutterfly and make photo books. The idea is to then keep the memory books but not the “stuff” that will always be in a bin. I’m not sure how this will play out exactly! I hate clutter and usually have no issue getting rid of things, but these things may be more difficult to part with!
There are my three BIG goals for this year with obviously lots of small ones mixed right into accomplishing those larger ones!
What are your goals for the year?
Any book recommendations?