Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Goals

I had this whole post about how badly the end of 2014 left me feeling, but it made me want to scream so I decided to try again.  It was a rough time, but it's over.  Now is the recovery and rebuilding time.  Rather than resolutions, I thought I'd post some goals.  If I'm lucky enough to accomplish a goal I've listed then I'll have to blog about it.  So with that, here is my list:
  • Blog more.  I really do feel better when I post something, even if it's just one of those form things where I share what I'm doing that moment.
  • Go to the gym.  I asked for a gym membership for Christmas.  I need to get healthy because I want more years with my husband, my family, and my friends.  Exercise is a big step in doing that.
  • Bask in quality time with David.  It's really easy to get bogged down with work stuff, and health stuff and just every day STUFF.  I love those moments where we get away together and it's just us and we don't have to worry about all the STUFF for a day or two.  
  • Team up with my mom and make a quilt.  I have an idea for the squares I want to sew, I just need her help in actually making the quilt-I'm not ready to dive into the quilt making myself just yet.
  • Lean to do embroidery.  I kind of know how, but I want to do it for real.  I'd like to team up with my mom on lots of quilts and I would like to do pretty squares.
  • Hang out with my sisters more.  They are cool people, and there is lots of giggling involved when we all (sisters, spouses, kids) get together.
  • Hang out and play games (or watch said games be played) with friends.  My husband likes games.  I will play some, but I'm not as into it as he is.  It would be nice though to have a game night with some friends every month or two.
  • Read more.  I've been getting back into books, but I would like to have something that I'm reading every night.  I'd be happy finishing a book a month, but I'm a fast enough reader if I was really serious I could probably finish up to 3 a month.
  • Correspond more.  I don't have a big friend base, those friends I do have are people that I value and believe are worth the energy it takes to maintain a friendship.  I want to reach out better, or at least more than I have been.  I want to write letters rather than send texts.
  • Find my music.  I used to be very into music.  I played instruments, I listened to music all the time.  It was always on, I was always listening to something.  I feel like that has slipped away and I want to reclaim that again.  
I think that's a pretty good start.  I'm sure there are other things I'd like to work on for this year, but this will just have to do.  I wish everyone success on their own goals for the coming year!


  1. This is a great list of goals! I'm very asocial and some friends from church invited me and my husband to a monthly game night (totally not my thing); we started going and LOVE it. It turns out, I really like games, and it's a great way to connect with others on some level. I hope you can find (or create) a group like that, it's been really nice for me.

    I also love your goal about quilting with your mom. My mom and I are getting a knit-crochet thing off the ground and I'm really looking forward to it. I look forward to hearing about your quilting progress!

    1. Thank you! How fun-what kind of games are you guys playing?

      I will share quilt updates once I get that ball rolling. Please share your knit-crochet progress-maybe it will help me get off my lazy bum! :)

  2. Board games mostly - one called Revolution or something; another called Werewolf. I wish I could explain them, they're really fun. One called Timeline - all players get dealt four cards; each card has an image (or a song, movie title, etc.) and you have to put them in order by date. It's fun.