Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015: the year

I am a very goal oriented person. I thrive on deadlines. Like most people, I may procrastinate from time to time, but I really love the process of checking things off of a list. This probably explains why I love New Years. The feeling of leaving one year and entering the next is soooo good. It's like an automatic fresh start! To quote Anne of Green Gables, "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it." I love that.

I was thinking of things I would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. Not necessarily even goals, but things I would like to do. I decided to narrow the mental list down to just 30 things---some just fun activities, and others, personal goals. Here is what I have come up with:

1. Exercise more
2. Plant a tree
3. Volunteer somewhere new
4. Invite a stranger to dinner
5. Send snail mail
6. Paint a self portrait
7. Study another language
8. Give generously
9. Knit a sweater
10. Go on a picnic
11. Write a short story
12. Read (at least) one book per month
13. Make donuts 
14. Save money
15. Take a road trip
16. Go camping 
17. Visit a new state
18. Don't buy any new clothes (for the entire year)
19. Maintain the current in one-out one policy for everything in the home
20. Host a dinner party
21. Have a lemonade stand with the kids
22. Build a snow fort
23. Memorize scripture
24. Grow more produce
25. Bring a neighbor cookies
26. Take a community ed class
27. Swim in a lake
28. Conquer an old fear
29. Forgive people
30. Read the bible every day

Seems doable, right? Guess we will have to find out. Yay, 2015! And p.s. 2014, you haven't been so bad.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like great things to accomplish! We're trying to save money too but it's so hard to do when you live paycheck to paycheck!