Well….because I’ve set it to be! This year, instead of setting resolutions for myself, I’ve decided to set goals. I’ve always loved setting New Year’s resolutions, getting a cute new notebook and pen from Target, then writing out my resolutions one by one. I had every intention of fulfilling them, too!
Yet, year after year, December would come and I would realize that I hadn’t really fulfilled my resolutions. A very disappointing way to end the year. Then, this year, I wrote out all the things I wanted to happen. More singing gigs, write more, more students. I wrote about being a better, more patient and smarter Mommy. I wrote about how I could improve as a wife, therefore improving my family’s life. And, I KEPT writing them out.
I re-read a fantastic book I had read several years ago, called “Write It Down, Make It Happen” about writing out your goals. I am reading it again now! It’s a book I HIGHLY recommend. I kept refining them and thinking about these thoughts in as positive way as possible. I joined a group called JAH (you can check it out here) to help me with my plans of making a better life for myself and my family through focus and hard work. Now, was I completely successful with all my goals? No…not yet, anyway! However, I am getting closer and closer to the exact life I want to live and enjoying the ride along the way! The journey should be just as much fun as the destination. After all, that’s what life is all about!
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Here are my goals, handwritten in one of my fave iPad 2 apps called Noteshelf! It’s so cute with fun papers, “pens” with many colors to choose from and even emoticons to add flair! Not to mention it fulfills that “buying a new notebook” need and let’s you write it out by hand, in a high tech way! LOL! Love it!
Let me know about YOUR New’s Years goals! I’d love to hear from you. And, may I take a moment to thank YOU for taking time to read my posts! I wish you and yours a most joyous and love-filled 2012!
Benjamin Franklin pointed out that, “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up to it yourself.”
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