I have always been a goal oriented person and a list-maker by nature. Recently I was reading my old journal. It’s pretty outrageous and saucy (and mostly embarrassing). It’s exploding with teenage angst and drama and “My life is so hard. This boy doesn’t like me.” I’m sure if 13 year old Kenz knew I was exposing this, she would slap me hard. But… I give full permission to expose the nonsense of a young teenage girl’s mind.
Lord Almighty. I was a vain child. I’m glad to see those career choices worked out for me. lol. But at least I did some fun stuff… even if I didn’t know how to spell “dance.” And at least I knew how to party like a rockstar on New Year’s Eve, by sledding off the roof. And it was “a really big deal.”
Now you know that I really do love to make lists and asses my goals and dreams, which is what I’m going to do now, for 2013.
1. Don’t do projects just to have something to blog about. Do projects because I want it in real life.
I feel like sometimes I get caught up in the mindset of keeping up with the
Jones’ Petersiks, Bowers, Smiths, Gublers, and the other 100+ bloggers I follow. I’m always thinking about “What is my next post?” And if I don’t have one planned, I’m trying to figure out something I can post about. I don’t want to do that anymore. That just makes my blog “cloudy.” Blogging isn’t my full time job. If I don’t post everyday, I think it will be okay. And on the days I DO post, you’ll know I have some goodies to share with you.
2. Actually FIX the house.
I love to DIY Beautiful Things. I hate to DIY things to fix. It isn’t glamorous and doesn’t look cute, but it needs to be done. Our house needs a new roof. Our whole fence needs to be replaced. And our two monolithic trees need to be professionally removed. I’d rather spend the money renovating our kitchen. I’ve been talking about it for months. But… I’m putting my stupid big girl pants on and finally admitting that we need to spend the money fixing the bigger issues first. Boo. I’m disappointed. But it’s the right thing to do.
3. (This is Aaron’s goal) Wrap Up The Little Things.
When we start a big project, we’re really good at doing the big things. But it takes us forever to do the little finishing touches. I don’t know why. That’s the easy part. But we’re so bad at it. We will make sure to put effort into the last details.
I think those goals are way more achievable than deciding to have 8 careers. I’m excited for 2013.
I’m ready to raise my paint brush in the air and declare this the year of accomplishing mighty goods.
What are your goals for 2013?
Have happy and safe New Year’s Eve celebrations!