Happy New Year to all of you! As the new year begins, I can't help but think about ways that I would like to enrich my life. Not resolutions, but goals that will improve my happiness, well being and purpose. Here are the goals that I've been mulling over the past few weeks:
Volunteering - I really want to support the causes that I believe in not only through donations but also through volunteering. Not only do I want to make myself "walk the walk" of support but I also want to provide an example to Hope of the importance of service to others. The challenge for me with this goal is time. Time is my most precious commodity and I will have to commit myself to carving out time to volunteer.
Involvement in Hope's School - This is another example of making myself "walk the walk". I talk all the time of the difference that parent involvement makes in a school's community and attittude and yet, I haven't really been involved in my own child's school. Don't get me wrong -- I attend activities with her and am active in her personal education. However, I haven't given time to become part of the organizations that make up the school community. The next PTO meeting is going onto my calendar!
My Health - I know, same story, different year! Who isn't making their health a goal/resolution in January? In the past, I've made goals to lose weight. That only works short term for me. This year, my goals are to exercise more, drink more water, cut back on sugar and eat more fruits and vegetables. I want to focus on my whole health rather than a number on the scale or skirt size. I'm going to give occasional updates here on the blog to keep me accountable. Hold me to this, OK??
Reading - My 2014 goal was to read 100 books. I read 91 books -- so close! I'm so glad that I put that goal in place and pushed myself to read as much as possible. I'm pretty sure that I don't need to tell you how much I love to read and what it brings to me, but I will say that my life was enriched by those books. In addition, it pushed me to read many books from my school library, which allows me to be a better librarian. The 2015 is goal is to make it to 100 books -- I can do it!
Getting Mom in the Picture - I just added this goal as I was finishing up this post. I went looking for a decent picture of me & had to go back to the summer! Yeesh! I'm going to hand the camera over to Glenn more often so that I can be part of the family's recorded history.
OK, I think all of these things are possible and, more importantly, are ways that my life will be better than before. Do you have any goals for 2015?