I am resolved this year to be more focused and more at peace with my life, situation, and self. I feel confident about retiring last year's goal of order and giving myself one more huge challenge. My word for 2009 is Center. I felt strongly about the word focus, but felt that it was a bit to vague, too broad of a goal - I needed something specific - that's how I succeeded last year. I like resolutions, but love the word resolved; it seems more permanent and more of mindset than an idea or hope. I am taking this year to resolve to do things, not to make resolutions.
My goals for 2009
I am resolved to bring more peace in my life. Peace is important to my center and to my state of mind. I feel that I can gain more peace in my life by accomplishing more with my time. You've heard me chant about my writing goals which I completely failed on this year - it was too much of a resolution - and not a resolve or commitment. This year I commit to writing one chapter or short story per month and will couple this with reading two books per month - starting with the Book of Mormon (after I finish the last 100 pages of New Moon!)
I resolve to continue my exercise goals alongside my husband and achieve a healthier frame and those muscles I've always wanted. Somehow, making this a commitment in November, was easier than making another a resolution.
I commit to keeping my home organized and working more diligently at our budget, meal planning, and journals. There are too many photos and items that haven't been organized - I commit to getting our family's scrapbooks and journals in order by January 1, 2010 - all of them!
I feel certain that resolving to do these three major goal groups, I will find more peace and a center that is strong, confident, and happy.
What is your 2009 goal?
Do you like resolutions?