I hate setting resolutions. Kinda. I also kinda love it. But I never am good at actually doing them….accomplishing them. I guess I am not as resolute as I want to be. Take for instance this mornings breakfast. I went downstairs craving english muffins, pulled out the cereal from the pantry and ended up making egg burritos. I still haven’t put the Golden Grahams away because I might need a snack later….and let’s face it….cereal is a very good snack. Oh shoot…I just remembered what I forgot…I already had a snack. See what I mean? No resolution.
So that is why I making goals this year. Goals are something to aim for. Something to put on the list and cross off. So here’s the deal….I have four main goals….these are my pertain-to-the-blog goals….because let’s face it, I also have a goal of getting rid of my blackheads, serving more in the community, being more intentional with my kids, and embellishing some tshirts.
GOAL #1 – FINISH THE DANG ROOMS
So this year I am determined to finish the following rooms – playroom, guest room, the boys room, the dining room, the office, and the downstairs bathroom. I have started them all. I am currently not done with any of them. That’s a room reveal every other month this year. That’s pretty cool, right!? Oh and if I start any other room….I also need to finish it in 2015. Can it be done? Will I fail? Probably…but if I get even four rooms done, I will be thrilled.
GOAL #2 – BUILD A BUTTLOAD
Ok not technically a buttload. That’s a weird build project. Can you imagine? Look at what I created?! It’s a wooden poo! Take a sniff!
Anyhoo….I mean build a lot this year. I have plans. I wrote down thirty projects that I want to post about this year. Thirty building projects. Some of them are easy….fifteen minutes tops….and some are big….like EPIC LORD OF THE RINGS type big. Bilbo would run for the hills with his very hairy hobbit feet at how daunting and time consuming some would be. But they would be awesome to complete….it would mean some crazy awesome storage and projects to share.
GOAL #3 – CREATE
I know this sounds like a little weird but there are some days where I feel like I am creating organization, creating systems, creating beauty, creating memories all day long. And then other days….I’m surviving. I am literally creating nothing. On those days, I feel down. I know it’s part of life to not have everything exciting all the time but for me….my body craves creation. Even if it’s watercoloring a picture with the boys. Even if it’s figuring out a better way to store the crackers. Even if it’s a wreath or a pillow cover or a label for the boys winter clothing. Those creations are like my life line….my version of oxygen. So I figure that I should breathe. I should do those things each day and somehow share them….celebrate them….and so I want to make a new hashtag on Instagram called #katiecreates….it’s not going to be epic awesomeness…but it will be my way of celebrating my little creations. Also, one of my goals is to make a monthly wreath. Dorky I know…but whatever. I dig wreaths.
GOAL #4 – WALK to 400
I know that this is not a exercise blog. I barely talk about sports or Crossfit or Yoga or exercising. The thing is…I have a torn ACL and I am getting older. My body isn’t bouncing back like it used to. And setting a healthy attainable exercise goal is good for me mentally. I can’t do much because of my leg….walking, swimming and the elliptical is about it….so I want to make a goal of 400 miles. If I do the elliptical, I will count it as 15 minutes is 1 mile. I am already done 4 miles which puts me behind for this month. I want to put one of those little tracker things on my side bar and I hope that if you are like me….pushing healthy activity to the back burner….then you will consider doing it with me and so we can do a little Carlston dance at the end of the year and not be out of breath 🙂
So that’s that…my four goals. What have you decided on for this year? any goals? resolutions? epic plans? I’d love to hear them.