Goals are a completely different beast than resolutions, right? Yeah, I thought so. I don’t do resolutions but, you know what…I’m doing goals for the new year.
A few of them.
It just seems like it’s time to start thinking about these types of things. Instead of the types of things you have no control over. Like teenagers. And husbands. And thyroid.
Time to retake control. Of me. Or, at least, give myself a good road map to follow. Although, I’m not so good with directions, or reading maps. Shit.
Back to goals that aren’t resolutions.
Not the lose weight, eat healthy, work-out type of goals. Because, then I’m just setting myself up for complete and utter failure. Especially when I don’t like working out, I like to eat and I’m not consumed with my weight anymore. I’m over the vanity thing, I’m 45 and things are just headed South. There isn’t much I can do about it.
I’m talking more about career goals.
For instance, I’m thinking of aiming for 2 posts a week on my blog. That’s not unreasonable. I can handle that. I used to post every day (almost), back in the day. Now that the kids are getting older, I have a LOT more to complain about.
I’m also going to write a lot of books in 2014. Or, at least one. The 2nd book to Adina Falling. I have half done of the second book and I’m going to finish it and get it published by, oh…March. Also, I started another book and there is no paranormal activity in it. Shocking, right? Nope, straight up humans with no fangs, claws, wings or anything. Boring, but not. That one, I hope to get finished after Adina. So, well say…April for a due date.
Also, I’m on a mission to find another job. The one I just had, well…it didn’t work out too well. This is an honest-to-God case of the ‘it’s not you, it’s them”. For real. But, because I’m a professional, no bad mouthing will be done. Ever. I have a couple Freelance gigs to tide me over. But, there was something so nice about putting on my big girl panties (assuming I wear panties) and heading to an office every single day. Except those days that I worked from home, of course. Not to mention, I didn’t have to listen to my dogs barking at shadows, leaves, wind, and those pesky squirrels that like to torment me…er…my dogs.
I think, depending on the job thing, I will try to cook more and keep the house picked up a little better. Although, I did warn my husband, back when we were dating, I don’t do domestic. So, he was warned. Just sayin.
Really, I think that could be it, as far as goals go. Start small, is what I’m thinking.
Perhaps I’ll throw in a bit of exercise. Again, depending on the job thing. AND…depending on domestic thing.
Then, once these goals are met for 2014, I’ll start concentrating on the vanity issue. As in…pulling things back up-North, where they belong.