Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014 Goals

A couple of years ago, I made goals for myself rather than resolutions when the New Year rolled around. These goals included things like "Go on five social outings that I predict are going to be awkward" and "Go on one road trip that is at least an hour and a half away by myself".  They were specific goals that pushed me out of my usual routine. These goals helped shape who I am today and many of them were actually accomplished that year (2011).

Thinking about how to approach 2014, I found myself drawn back to the goals I set in 2011. They were goals to better myself and allow me to shape myself as a person. I decided to set similar goals this year - ones that have a specific outcome and purpose. This year, I took it a step further and based my goals around numbers. I selected five goals and matched them up to a number.


1. Try one new recipe each month.
I love cooking and baking. Over the past year, I have been trying to branch out and try new things. I want to continue this in 2014. Trying one new recipe a month doesn't seem overwhelming at all.

2. Travel at least twice this year.
This one should be simple to achieve since I love to travel and may even be moving this year.

3. Blog at least three times a week.
This one will be harder for me to achieve - not because I don't like blogging, but because I have a hard time making time to blog. I want to get better about this in 2014. 2013 showed me I could keep up with a blog for longer than a month. Now, I want to set the bar higher and aim for 3 posts a week!

4. Exercise at least four times a week.
This one may take some time to build up to, but my goal is to consistently be exercising four times a week by the end of the year. This could be as simple as walking the dog, kickboxing on the wii, or completing a Blogilates or Fitness workout.

5. Write at least five times a week.
This is the biggest of my goals. I have a great story idea that I really want to make progress on. Ideally, I would love to set aside time each day for writing but I know that's not always practical. I want to make sure writing takes a new place in my life as I attempt to write this novel.

What are your goals for 2014?  Link me to them and we can help cheer each other on!  Friends are great motivators after all!

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