It seems this time of year is ripe for tackling self-improvement projects and making changes. After all, doesn’t everyone make New Year’s resolutions? Well, not me this year.
When I make resolutions I don’t actually keep them, try as I might, even when they’re easy. One year my only resolution was to start no new projects. How hard could that be? I didn’t have to do anything. That was the point.
One thing you’ll learn about me is that I tend to have a lot of irons in the fire. A lot. I like the thrill of starting something new, gathering the supplies and beginning the process. So the goal for that year was just to finish what I had started. Ha! Like that was going to happen.
So instead of resolutions I’m going to set me some goals. Some are serious, and others not so much.
Learn/relearn to crochet My grandma taught me how several decades ago but I don’t remember a darn thing. I’ve been itching to try something new so I bought a skein of some gorgeous teal blue yarn at Hobby Lobby to make a scarf or hat.
Be able to run 2 miles straight I need to lose weight and get into shape. At one time I could run twenty miles, so two doesn’t seem like so much.
Read more non-fiction/spiritual/historical fiction and less “candy” fiction I love, love, love to read. I think I went through about 40 books last year. Almost all of them were fiction. I really should read things that help improve my mind and faith, not just entertain me. Any suggestions?
Meet at least one blogger this year If you're willing.
Now that I’ve written these out, I’ve got to wondering. What’s the difference between resolutions and goals? And, is failing at one worse than failing at the other?
You know what? Don’t answer that!