Friday, September 6, 2013

Goals For This Year: Where I'm At...

I can hardly believe that we are almost a week into September already. How in the world? It feels like it was only just the new year. And I remember making goals for myself for 2013. And one things for sure, I certainly haven't achieved them. To be honest I feel like I haven't even stopped to think about them again since putting them out there on the blog.

It's a strange feeling. I feel like I've let myself down. They were things I was/ am passionate about doing. I know I've had a lot going on, new baby, family of five and all that. But I am a firm believer in the following quote.

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse. Framed Quote

It's just so true. Because let's face it if you can find an hour to watch a TV show you can find an hour to put towards your goals. When you say it like that it kind of hits you in the face, doesn't it. There is nothing like the brutally honest truth is there. And an hour is all it takes. Because once you take that first step, once you get started it is so much easier to keep going. It sparks that passion and purpose inside of you, the reason why you wanted to do it in the first place. 

This week I am carving out some time in my diary, organising the kids and Todd. I am starting with just an hour.

Here's what's on my list again:
Learn to really use my camera.
Read more books. Some for fun, some to uplift and help me focus on living life with purpose.
Focus on how to do everything in my life purposefully. 
Learn when to take on an opportunity and when to say no.

This week is going to be a planning session. To find resources, lessons and to dig deeper into my goals. I have a feeling my list will expand as I find specific things I want to learn, understand or achieve.  And I am actually really excited. It's been far to long since I have done anything that is just or me. Can I get an amen from all my fellow mama's and wives out there.

What about you? How are you going with your goals and resolutions for this year? 
If you are feeling a little deflated about what you haven't achieved, join me in taking another look, and making time for YOU. And if you have a blog, tell us all about it. Oh and if you do, make sure you let me know either here, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (my links are all up top) or even just email me