I love the start of a new year like I love Mondays.  There is just something so exciting about a fresh new year.  365 days spread before you do with whatever you choose.  I have decided to make 2012 the best year yet!  I’m not a big fan of resolutions.  Resolving to NOT do something seems to set us all up to do just what we have resolved not to.  I like to make a list of goals and clear plans how to achieve them.

I wanted to share some of my goals with you all because I plan to share my progress here on my blog throughout the year.  Also, I feel like putting things out there makes me more accountable to actually do them;)

♥Quilts for my kids.  I don’t actually know how to quilt but I plan to learn.  I have made a few “cheat” quilts but I really want to spend time making something wonderful that will last for each of them.  I hope that one day they will pull them out for their own kids.

♥A year of Saturdays.  I will be capturing a glimpse into our life by taking photos each Saturday for the entire year.  I hope to create an album for our family at the end of the year with all of the images.

♥A new house.  This has been in the works for a long time and I am confident that the time is now.  I am excited to start a new chapter in a new nest.

♥Write and photograph a book.  I have been wanting to do this for a while and am finally going to get off my rear and do it.  I have a few ideas fleshed out I just need to decide which to start with.

♥Disney world.  We are planning on surprising the kids with a big trip to Disney this fall.  It will be their first time and I am so excited.  I think that they are at the perfect ages to really get the most out of the magic of Disney.

♥Lose xx pounds.  Now I’m not going to say how many because I’m not certain that it needs to be a specific amount.  I just know that I want to feel good about myself and be able to wear the kind of clothes that I love.  I never had to worry about my weight until after I had kids like a lot of moms.  I cheered and danced before I had my kids so I was always in shape.  Traditional workouts are a bit foreign and not at all fun for me so I need to fidn something that works for me.  Wish me luck!

♥Date Nights.  My hubby and I need to start taking time out for ourselves again.  Take the time to connect as husband and wife not just mom and dad.

♥Learn to play my guitar.  I have had a gorgeous guitar for a year now and have not learned how to play anything.  This year is going to be a musical year.  I ended 2011 back in my choir at church(yay!) and plan to keep the music flowing in the new year.

What are your goals for 2012?

One thought on “Goal oriented

  1. JodyM

    These are fantastic goals Brandie and you have me inspired to do my own set. I love your Year of Saturday idea too. I’m cheering you on from Virginia. Happy New Year! xo


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