January 1, 2013

New Year's Goals

Happy New Year!
Growing up I never liked the idea of New Year's resolutions. They just seemed like things you said because you were supposed to yet all the while knowing full well you'd never do any of them. As I've gotten older I've rebranded resolutions as goals. Maybe they're the same thing, but to me they feel different so it helps. (I've also read somewhere to call them "New Year's Intentions". I kind of like that too.) I enjoy taking time to reflect on the year that has ended and looking forward to the possibilities that a new year holds. It always feels like a bit of a clean slate - no matter what I messed up on or didn't finish in 2012 I can change or do better in 2013. That glimmer of hope helps us move forward I think. In the spirit of the new year, I figured I'd share a few of my 2013 goals with y'all.
  • Learn a good bit of medical Spanish
  • Sew (and wear!) my first dress
  • Quilt a bedspread for Lars and I
  • Finish the Coursera courses I am signed up for
Most of my goals for 2013 involve learning, being more creative, and actually finishing what I start. I am great at beginning projects - I just need a bit of work on actually completing them. Those are just a few of my goals that I wrote out last night and am striving to accomplish this year. What are your 2013 goals?

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