Why, you ask?
Well, for starters, I spent the better part of 2011 whining ...
- whining about how stressed I was
- whining about how much I hate graduate school
- whining about the amount of work I have to do on a daily basis
- whining about all the stuff I have to do at home
- WHINING, WHINING, WHINING ...
As I looked to the end of the Christmas season, sadly, I began to contemplate new beginnings ... turning new leaves ... do-overs ... and I realized it made no sense going back over my goals for 2011. They were and are sooooo over. Rather, I needed to look to 2012 with great anticipation. It has some pretty cool things in store for me.
First off, I will begin my inaugural year in my 40s. I am excited, and I'm not just saying that to convince myself. I really am looking forward to a new chapter.
Secondly, I will finally graduate from my masters program, and while I've spent the better part of two years moaning about the entire process, it is a big accomplishment that might require a big party.
Thirdly, I am finally going to embrace DISCIPLINE. For so long, that has been I word I've abhorred, but what I have come to realize is that it is actually something to embrace ... we all need a little discipline in order to survive. Otherwise, we would have complete and total chaos.
Fourthly, I am not going to give myself a bunch of goals that I won't be able to accomplish. I hate failure, and the least little thing that might smack of failure is more than I can take.
So, I am looking at five little things that I want to try to accomplish this year, and they are:
- Get this place (i.e., house) organized
- Have a plan for more exercise
- Eat more veggies
- Entertain more
- Get out of the house more
So, WELCOME 2012! Come on in. Sit down. Have a cup of coffee ... or tea. Whatever you prefer. but get ready to have some fun! It's going going to be a great year!