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My goals for 2012 – so far, so good

I was reading through my goals for the year today – to check up on myself (check in on myself?) and see how I was doing.

Out of the 10 I set, I’m doing relaly well at abotu half.

Of the other half, there are a couple areas I’m sort-of improving on, and a few I’ve not moved forward a single inch.

But you know what? i’m ok with that.

That’s why I don’t set resolutions, I set goals.

Resolutions make you feel crummy when you break them.

Goals are something that you work towards.

See, it’s only mid-Feburary. I still have 10+ months to nail these goals before I’ve actually failed.

That doesn’t mean I should wait until December to try and implement them (duh). It just means that I give myself grace adn count any small progress for what it is – progress.

Although i still have lots of room to grow in my ten for 2012, I’m happy with how things are going.

I’m glad I’ve set goals and have something to work towards.

And I’m also glad that I’ve “gone public” with them. (Posted them on my blog.) I really do think it’s helping me to stay accountable to myself.

Here’s hoping that when I check in with my goals in another few weeks or a couple months… I’ll be able to see even more… progress.

Slow and steady wins the race. That’s what they say…


Q for you: Did you make goals or resolutions for 2012? How are you doing with them?


Click Clink Five is a blog by Adriel Booker. | Five minutes a day, unedited. | 2012 All rights reserved. | Adriel also writes on parenting and motherhood at The Mommyhood Memos.

Letting go

Day two of my ridiculous project. Or experiement. Or discipline. Or whatever I’m going to call it

I hope I don’t regret this.

Pushing “publish” on something unedited is not easy for me!! I like the craft of writing – writing and rewriting sentances. Making it better. Improving. But no chance of that here.

That’s good for me too. Learning to let go.

I bet I will learn lots of things (unesxpected things) through disicplining myself to write this way

Letting go. That’s got to be right up there at the top.

I think tomorrow i will decide what I’m going to write abotu before I sit down. At least that way it won’t feel so random. (What have I done? the thought of being boring online for all to see rubs my pride the wrong way,t hat’s for sure.)

Right now I can hear levi running around in the background “poo poo!” he’s saying. Apparently the kid is wanting to potty train himself before getting the green light from mom. In my mind, I don’t have time to potty train right now.

But I suppose there’s one thing I’ve learned in motherhood – kids rarely go according to plans and schedules. Try as I might.

And I’m okay with that – learning to be okay at least. (Again, letting go.)

January is a great time to think about the year ahead – to set new goals. I know many people don’t like resolutions, but I say rubbish. We all need a clean slate, a fresh chance at starting over every now an dhten, and turning the calendar to a new year seems to be the perfect time for that.

I have some goals fo the year ahead. But they’re still solidifying in my mind in their little categories: important, necessary, wishful thinking, realistic, faith-inspired.

Obviously I don’t like to fail, so I’m still weighing up which ones I will “adopt” as the real ones and which will stay on my “wishful thinking” shelf.

Darn timer.