2016 goals

It’s been awhile since I have written anything on my blog, so I thought the best way to ease back into writing would be to make a list of my resolutions for 2016.  I don’t even really like the term resolutions because often times it seems most resolutions are too big and broad and end up as failures and something else to feel guilty about.  And no one needs more guilt about what they aren’t doing.  I changed the title to GOALS.  

1. Say yes more than no.  As someone who is a chronic worry wort, I tend to over analyze EVERYTHING imagining every worst case scenario.  This especially rings true in new and potentially uncomfortable situations.  I want to continue to challenge myself to say yes to most all invites/requests/opportunities because chances are, I’m going to have an OKAY experience (at very least!). 

2.  Floss.  Dentists have been harping on me for years now.  This will be the year!  Maybe.  I don’t know why this one is so hard. 

3. Run at least 3 times per week.  I am usually in the 2 runs per week rotation and would really like to increase my mileage. 

4. Related to #3 -get to my wedding weight (5 years ago). I won’t share how many lbs this is.   

5. Read more. I have been pretty good about reading my magazines regularly, but I’d like to add in some books.  Maybe 4 this year would be a good goal. 

6. Continue crafting!  I never used to think I liked crafting, but I didn’t know how to pick out the right projects that appealed to me.  Thanks, Pinterest!

7. Related to #6, I want to find ways to use the 2 huge blackboards we inherited with the house.  These suckers are anchored to the wall so it would be a major task to take them down, so I want to challenge myself to do some chalk decorating to celebrate the seasons.  Any other ideas, anyone?

8. Continue to drink lots of water including at least 3 glasses before I go to work in the morning.  More energy! Less headaches!  Great skin!  And lots of other reasons. 

9.  Feel more connected to friends and family back home.  This is so hard!!! We are all so busy. I need to get better at more calling, texting,  face timing, and e-mailing. That said,  I hope we have some visitors in 2016!  (Free room and board!)

10. Remembering to focus on the positive.  Even when all is well with life, it’s so easy to let the stress, doubt, worry, anxiety, fear, loneliness, etc. creep in.  Most often if I focus on what I do have instead of focusing on what I don’t have it makes a BIG difference. 

I would love to hear what other people’s goals are!

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year (with more fun and less worry)!




3 thoughts on “2016 goals

  1. Hi Julie! Your goals are great! Maybe I will see you at convention this summer, is your alum group helping out at all?

    Good luck with all your goals, I know you will do great!!
    Erin Risk


  2. Your blog is fantastic! ….the very best one ever, although I have enjoyed reading ALL of them! Thx for sharing. You are a creative writer. Do you want to go back to college for a Master’s in Journalism?!Luv u,Mom

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone


  3. Hi Julie: Cold weather has set in now for three months? The only glimmer of sun is that we are going to Huatulco Mexico in early March. It is an all adults facility called Secrets that we have been to before. B continues to work very hard. Had a check up with the Urologist and I remain cancer free!!!!!!!! Looks like you are stuck with me as your favorite uncle for a while. How are you and the job? Your 2016 Goals were very interesting. One of my major goals is to see all of my great nephews graduate from college.

    The photo of you is great. Love and have a good weekend. M


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