2017 is upon us and many hope it will go better than 2016. My 2016 wasn’t my worst year but it wasn’t my best year either.
My goals this year all have one thing in common, me! A happier me. A more well rounded me. A healthier me.
Goal #1: Write More
Oh look i’m achieving my goal already! I love writing and once upon a time I saw myself freelancing. I’m hoping this blog will help me get back in the habit and maybe one day who knows have a byline!
My main goal though is just to get back into something I love and flex those creative muscles in my brain that have been resting dormant for year since accounting is not the most creative line of work!
Goal #2: Be Healthier
2016 was the year of donuts for me. My co-worker gets the most amazing donuts from a bakery by her house and I would seriously fight someone for one of those donuts. So 2016 was not the healthiest year.
I love to run. I would say a couple of years ago I was a runner. I have run 6 half marathons and countless 5k’s but as my girls get older and husbands work schedule remains crazy my running was put on the back burner. I miss running. I miss the “runners high” after logging a few good miles. I miss my cute perky runners butt. I miss what a stress reliever it was for me. Running made me goal focused and encouraged healthier eating as I thought about the fuel I needed when I was logging double digit miles.
Seeing as how it is winter in Wisconsin my outdoor road running will probably be delayed until March but until then my goal is to work out 3 times a week. I do have a much neglected gym membership and own countless work out dvd’s so I really have no good excuse except that my life is exhausting sometimes!
Goal # 3: Spend More Time Enjoying The Moment
In this age of social media and work e-mail on our phones 24/7 I sometimes do not feel I am as fully engaged in the moment as I can be. I know my cell phone is a terrible distraction for me. So while my girls are in dance class i’m going to watch them through the glass and see the progress they are making. As a family having meals with out television or i-pads present. Phone free date nights with the husband, heck any date with the husband!
To quote one of the best 80’s movies ever “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. My girls are growing up way too quickly and I don’t want to miss a moment.
(the quote is from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in case you didn’t know)