Between starting a new job and fighting my way through winter blues, it's been EXTREMELY difficult for me to sit down and write a decent blog post. Seriously, I've tried every day. Nothing comes. That's SO frustrating!
I feel like I'm really in a mode of forward thinking. I've got a lot on my plate, and with a new job, a new year, and a new life with my future husband coming up this year, I feel like this is the time to get a lot of things straight. I have a lot of goals in mind, some big deal stuff, some fun little stuff. Here's some of what's on my plate.
1. Yoga: It's something that I discovered last summer. I had tried it before, but never really connected. It was a free class at the college rec center over-packed with too many people and an instructor who was completely out of my line of vision. I didn't get the best taste. I started practicing on my living room floor for about a month before I signed up for a gym membership, which is where I've been taking classes since. But, again, this tricky past month has set me off track. I love nothing more than feeling healthy and strong, so yoga it is.
2. Planning my wedding! Yes, how did this make it to number two? I don't know... I just thought of yoga first. Whoops! Well, this one has been on my plate for a WHILE. Long engagement for us! Turns out, the big day sneaks up on you like crazy! Now we have less than five months. I have a great image in my head of what I want at this point.... now I just need to be diligent and disciplined about following the deadlines I've set for myself. (And keep going to yoga.... I WILL have toned arms. I WILL have toned arms.)
3. Setting rules for myself. There's a good reason we set rules for kids. We want them to succeed. I'm pretty sure that if I set some rules for myself I'd feel successful in following them. Well, I think that over the last couple of years, I've learned what my rules should be. I know I hate my messy tendencies. My cluttered desk glares at me every time I pass it. I know I hate it when I don't exercise regularly. It really bothers me to feel unconnected if I'm not journaling or reflecting often. I like going to bed at a decent hour and waking up with a full day ahead of me. I like my laundry not all over my floor. I like not running out the door at the last possible minute, sprinting to my car, carrying my necessities in my teeth. This year I want to hold myself to a higher standard. If I notice something wrong, FIX IT! If I feel lazy, EXERCISE! No lingering negativity about undone projects or neglected values.
What are your goals for 2013? Do you feel that you have a strong sense of your values? What are some of the things that make you feel the best?