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.