To set my intentions/goals/resolutions for the year.
It took me a couple of days to figure out the list, mainly because I kept wanting to make it shorter, and the list wanted to stay longer.
So, beware, 2014 is going to be an ambitious year.
#1. Get cards to people on time.
One of my sister in laws is amazing at this!! She is my role model for the year. The main reason behind this resolution--my brother, who just happens to be married to the really good card mailer, got his card over a month late this year. A MONTH!!! I've gotten really good at buying the cards in time, but getting them in the mail so they get to the person before their birthday/event is the area of concern.
#2. Finish projects in timely and sane manner.
I am not talking about work projects or things for other people. I'm talking about craft projects and such that I do on my own. I will be posting about the reason behind this when I finish a project in a week or so. It was the reason behind this.
#3. Work on my personal style.
Lately, I have been feeling like I am a sweats and a little too casual kind of girl. I know that I am not a fussy style, but I want to be more pulled together and polished. There are a couple of stylists around town that I may call to help me pull it together and get an unbiased opinion on what looks good and what does not. It's an option I'm looking into. Pinterest actually brought this to my attention, believe it or not... I was going thru my boards and realized the one board that I pin to quite a bit but have done nothing from was my 'My Style' board.
#4. Figure out my yoga practice.
My yoga practice the last couple of years has been inconsistent and varied in style. I feel like it has become more of a creative workout instead of a yoga practice. I have been researching two yoga studios here in town that I believe are what I am looking for. The next step, getting to the studios. I am going to take a break from antigravity, Bikram, and all other types of non traditional yoga and see what happens. I also want to get my home practice going. If I am not in class, I do not do my poses. I read, somewhere, not too long ago, that if you do not have an active home practice, you are not really practicing yoga.
The culminations of this resolution will be in December when I journey back to Haramara and have another week long Yoga retreat.
#5. Find balance in my workout schedule.
While I have enjoyed the mental and physical challenge of training for a marathon, it has put a certain rigidity to my workout schedule. In 2014, I want to find a balance of running, swimming, yoga, and all the other fitness activities that I enjoy. I will still enter races on occasion to challenge myself, but I want the workouts to be the reward and challenge.
#6. Cross items off my Bucket List.
When I created my Bucket List a while ago, I did not want to wait until the end of my life to start crossing items off the list. I wanted it to be a lifelong adventure. I have a couple of items that I want to accomplish this year---details will be revealed at a later date here on the blog. This item will more than likely be on in 2015, 2016 and so on.... I want it to remain in the forefront of my mind. Accomplish what you want to out of life and do not miss out on opportunities. Good resolution, don't you think?
#7. Do a monthly saving challenge to increase my savings.
I am still formulating how I am going to accomplish this one. There are multiple money challenges out there. I am leaning towards one that has you do a different task every month. As soon as I decide I will do a post and detail it out...
#8. Be more creative.
I have a mindset that I want to change....Because I can not draw, I question my creativity. I want to explore different kinds of creativity and find mine.
#9. Maintain my progress and move Forward.
A nice vague goal... It's really not, when you think about it. 2013 moved me forward by my resolutions, work, plans and just plain life. Keep looking forward and mend the past.
This is the highest number of resolutions I have every listed, but I tried multiple times to eliminate one or two from this list and it just did not feel right....
The majority of my resolutions this year are more mindset than task oriented goals, though there are a couple of those, and I think that is why I am ok with the higher number.
Once again, I will update my progress through out the year, both good and bad....
Hopeful in the New Year..