I've always considered myself a goal oriented person. In fact, in a recent interview when I was asked to give two words to describe myself, 'goal (hyphen) oriented' was one of them. I wanted to answer 'sparkly' and 'amazing' just to see a reaction, but I digress. I like to make lists. I like to push myself to do things I've never done before-- big or small.
I've deteriorated. I've been wary of setting new goals lately, because I'm disappointed in the lack of my own follow through. Gumption. Mojo. Motivation. It's not there. While I've had more time on my hands than, well, EVER before (thank you State of New York for taking 4 WHOLE MONTHS to process one tiny RN license), I feel like I've accomplished next to nothing in that time. As the Yiddish proverb goes, "The hardest work is to go idle." I'm hoping that I may hold myself more accountable by making a few of my goals public. (And by NOT waiting 'til tomorrow, or the next day, or the next day, when this list is more perfect or complete) It's time to get back to work. (No pun intended)
1) Languages. I have the basics of Spanish down thanks to my Argentina trip, and Rochester is one of the most densely populated areas in the US for deaf people. The LDS services I attend are translated into both Spanish and American Sign Language. I don't want to waste this opportunity. By the time Matt graduates from med school, I would like to be proficient in both Spanish and ASL (and, hey, my English vocab could use some work, too). Not sure how to break it down into 2013, but I'm starting with an ASL class tomorrow!
2) Diet. I want to be more conscientious of what I am putting into my body--- less processed junk, more natural and organic foods. I gave up pop for lent last year, I'm pretty sure it's time to kick it for good. I want to try green smoothies and cut my sugar intake.
3) Complete a half-ironman distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) triathlon. Why not?
4) Publish at least twice. (Why are those essays still sitting in a folder on my desk?!)
5) Read at least 30 (quality) books.
6) Plan and carry out a 10 year high school reunion well worth attending.
Wish me luck!