Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Goals

Seems like everyone else in the blogword is posting goals or resolutions for 2012 so I thought I'd play along. Y'all (I can say that since I live in the South) will need to keep me honest against the list. I'll do periodic updates.

1. Run a 10K. I already have one in mind for mid April. Now I just need to get back on the wagon for training. Fortunately I received a lot of cold weather running gear for Christmas.

2. Have family dinners. This must happen. I have the pickiest eater in the world and am hopeful that family dinners and a wider variety of food will help.

3. Take (and post!) more pictures. And try to be included in more pictures. I always seem to be the person on the other side of the lens.

4. Live in the moment (at least during vacations/trips). As a Type A person I'm always planning. Even when I'm on vacation I'm thinking about what needs to get done at work. I'm already stressing about being away during MLK weekend when work will be crazy. We are also going to Disney in late May and I need to be able to take deep breaths and just enjoy the trip for what it is, not necessarily what was planned.

5. Enroll Cameron in an activity. She will be 3 in late March so she can do ballet or karate at that age. I'm leaning towards karate since her BFF, Holden, would be up for that.

6. Do some small scale home improvement projects. Things like rearranging furniture or changing out pictures or planting new gardens.

7. Dip my toe in the broader job market to identify other opportunities. Despite giving me a promotion BigFinance continues to struggle with providing compensation increases and bonuses. It's time to throw off the fear of the unknown and see what opportunities are out there now that I have a total of 10 years of experience under my belt.

8. Have a yard sale. I am not 100% fully committed yet but it appears as though Cameron is destined to be an only child. Yes, I need to blog an entire post about how I feel about that. But I plan on being fully resigned post Disney and will then need to clean out all old baby stuff.

9. Create an estate plan and execute necessary paperwork. This would include a living will.

10. Read more non fiction books. I am an avid fiction reader but want to expand my horizons. Especially since raising a "bossy" kid is hard and I need to learn how to be a better parent.

I think my goals are doable, what do you think?


Megan said...

I think your goals are awesome, so sick of the 'get organized, get healthy' ones :) Family dinners would be a good idea for us too, maybe on the weekends when we have more time at night to get it together all at the same time! Disney sounds FUN, so jealous!

Amanda said...

totally doable, however I felt like my 2011 goals were and I only completed 1/2. That is why I will not be doing a 2012 goal blog :)

Drew said...

Great goals! I wish I read your list before I put mine out there - I need to do the Estate planning too. I wanted to add reading, but I kind of already made that goal this summer, I am proud I have read like 10 books since then (one yesterday, Sarah's Key, not non-fiction but interesting history in there on France's involvement in the Holocaust, kinda depressing). Anyway, let's keep talking about Disney. I could write novels about going to Disney and being Type A. It ruined my last experience there but I have learned and hope I will never let it ruin a future experience. Disney is tough for people like us, and wonderful as well! Are you going with the whole family? That adds layers... Also, the having more kids things does not go away, you are never really "done." Husband and I know our family, our marriage, etc could not stand a third child. It is just not in our cards, but yet it still creeps on me and looms. Ironically enough, we are planning a Disney trip when James is 2 - and I said when we are there, standing in front of the castle, I will make my final hands down decision. Hmmm. Good luck with the resolutions! Share the family dinner stuff, share it all actually!