Happy New Year, everyone! I spent some time yesterday thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2019. I didn’t come up with anything life-changing, ambitious, or particularly interesting. I’ve never been an especially goal-driven person; setting goals and planning out how to achieve them doesn’t motivate me. In the past when I’ve tried goal-setting, I usually come up with a reasonable goal and plan, become derailed, and feel vaguely guilty for not achieving whatever it is I thought about doing. Maybe I’m just a wishy-washy weirdo. (I tell myself I’m just laid-back and easygoing.)
So for 2019, I’ve made some resolutions, but they aren’t crazy and big and wild:
- Send birthday cards to friends and family. I like receiving mail and figure that other people do too. I’m off to a strong start on this one- I sent a birthday card to a friend today!
- Read 65 books. I read 63 books in 2018 and would like to surpass that number this year. I’m starting the year with Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. You can find me on Goodreads if you’d like, though I’m not very active on it other than marking books “to read” or “read”!
- Score 63%+ at Training Level with Candy. Candy can totally do this, so this goal is more about both of us being comfortable at shows.
- Take 3 trips that aren’t work related. Last year, almost all of the travel I did was work related. This year, I want to get out of town for fun more often!
That’s pretty much it! There are some things I want to do that aren’t really resolutions or goals, like continuing my yoga practice, continuing to meditate, and continuing to cook at home. Those are more “continue to live your life” things, though.
Are you a goal-oriented person or does the whole process leave you uninspired?