Goals for the New Year 2018

I’m against new years resolutions.  It is far too easy for me to make them and when I miss, give up and wait for the next year.  So I tend to start my new goals for the year either early or later than January 1st.  If I need to reset, I don’t have to wait for the next year to try again.

I have writing, personal, and family goals this year.

For writing my word is FINISH.  I am going to minimize my hopping from project to project like some deranged frog.  I have a series of challenges lined up through out the year with the intention to focus on a project and see it through to completion.

Thus far, I’ve two short stories I can just about stick in that finished pile.  They are at the editor.  Hopefully, with some minor tweaks, I can get them FINISHED.

For personal, I’m struggling with fitness.  I like the way I feel when I’m fitter and, quite frankly, I’m embarrassed about the number the scale says. Yes, I know it’s just a number and it shouldn’t matter. But, dang it, it does.

If I felt fitter, I’d be able to ignore that number.  But alas, I’m not.  I have a girl-crush on Lauren Brooks and her kettlebell workouts and I love walking.  So that’s what I’m going to do.  Starting tomorrow I’m starting a six week course with Lauren.  The temperatures are warmer, so I am also going to put on my ice cleats and start walking.

For family, I have small kids and a hubby.  I would like to start a game night one day a week.  At first, I am sure, it will be more kid focused games, but when they get just a bit older, I want to introduce them to D&D.  My hubby and I still play a house version of 3.5/Pathfinder.  Both my hubby and I started when we were in the third grade.  But the first step is to establish the habit. That’s my goal for this year.  By the end of this year, I would like an established family night sitting around a table and playing games together.

What about you?  Any late breaking goals you want to share?  It’s never too late to add since they are NOT New Year Resolutions.

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