Happy New Year!  Here is to a great 2015!

Happy New Year! Here is to a great 2015!

I started this year out without setting any New Years resolutions, I have more of what I would call, goals this year. Not resolutions. By that I guess I mean I have a handful of things I would like to work on, and accomplish this year -and the next year, and the next year and the next. Things that will help (hopefully) keep me focused when things get so messy I can’t see straight! But aside from those long term goals, the past few days I have had a number of things flutter into my mind that I would like to see happen this year especially.

Last year I set myself a goal of participating in a 365 challenge. I have never completed one before, and am happy to announce that I missed a total of about 30 days. For me – that is success. While some of those days were just pure laziness, for the most part I pulled myself out and forced myself to take a picture at least once a day. Not saying they were all inspired or creative photos – but I did it. And enjoyed it. And am not doing it again this year!

I toyed around with the idea of writing everyday this year – but failed to get started, and that seemed like a bigger task than I was willing to take on this year.

  • Yoshi

Yoshi has been battling allergies / weight issues for about six months now. I have tried a whole host of ideas and remedies to try and combat her allergies, but nothing seems to be helping. This year I hope to get a handle on them, and help her lose a few of the extra pounds that also seem to be contributing to her problems.

  • Bedroom

I had carpet installed – finally! And now? I have a big empty room, with carpet. I don’t know what I want to paint it, or what I want to do with the closets, or the large open space -but I hope 2015 is the year of results! Maybe I can actually get things cleaned up and put away up there, and turn my room into something nice.

  • Become More Organized

This is a big one. I really want to get more organized both mentally, and physically. By that I mean I tend to put things off and wait until the last minute to accomplish something. I want to organize my time more efficiently, tackle deadlines and due dates – and make time for other things in life, instead of constantly running behind trying to catch up.

  • Walk

Yea, it sounds so simple, and it is really. But finding time in the day to get out and take the dog for a walk is a big struggle of mine. Usually I don’t find the time until about 5 or 6 at night. And then the roads are dark and I don’t feel comfortable walking without any reflective gear. Excuses. But this year I want to stop making excuses, make time (organized much?) and walk the dog (Yoshi!).

  • Salad Thursday

I am so guilty of just throwing together whatever sounds good, looks good and tastes good. I have spent so much time researching what’s good for YOSHI to eat, and I haven’t spent any time focusing on what’s good for US to eat. This year I thought it would be fun to do a different kind of salad each week.

The list is short, and silly. But it works for me, and gives me something to fill in the large gaps between my goals.

Did you set any New Years resolutions or goals this year?

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