01/2014 Goals

"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." - Bill Copeland

Welcome 2014!

We rang in 2014 with champagne, good friends and lots of sparklers and after a morning filled with making omelets for seven people I pulled up my blog to start writing my New Year's resolutions just like I did last year. Funny thing though, as I was reading through all of my New Year's resolutions I realized I hadn't actually thought about a single one of these resolutions in about ten months. Some of these resolutions were even written down and posted on my closet door but as I was reading through them they seemed foreign to me.

I think that is the problem with New Year's resolutions, we focus on them for the first two or so months but then life gets in the way and suddenly we are just running up and down the field hoping to just keep up. If you think this isn't true go ahead and compare the amount of people in the gym this month to next month.

But I for one love me a list, goals, to do's, etc. so this year I am trying something a little new, a whole lot new really, I plan on making monthly goals that fit what I want to achieve for the month rather than planning for a whole year in one day. My hope is that I will keep moving forward in life to a better version of me but not feel bad that I forgot all about my New Year's resolutions around March. Plus posting them on my blog holds me accountable...sometimes.

And to really push the envelope I decided to turn it into a link up, my first ever, because a new year demands for shaking things up sometimes. Plus, I really hope that there are other bloggers out there that have trouble remembering keeping up with New Year's resolutions, does that sound selfish? There is no specific goals to set or format, just set one or ten goals that you want to achieve this month, then see where you are at the end of the month. 

So grab the button and join the fun...because only I would think goal setting is fun.

one. Workout 12 times. 
two. Do not use the credit cards to purchase anything. 
three. Get one person to purchase Advocare.
four. Read one book.
five. Have a date night in with the mister.
six. Purchase supplies to start making a 2014 scrapbook, inspired by A Beautiful Mess.
seven. Greet my new group of students with as much excitement and patience as I had in August...not in December.
eight. Post at least five things onto my Poshmark account, out with the old and all.
nine. Make a appointment for a haircut, its been seven months and I have been doing it myself in between, time for the professional to reshape it.
ten. Host a blog link up, (too easy?!?) and comment on at least 10 different blogs.

Do you make goals for the year or the year?
What types of resolutions are you working on this year?


  1. I can be REALLY bad about going to the salon to get my hair done too. I once waited an entire year. I made a vow to my boyfriend last year to be better about it because it makes me feel good. It's expensive, yes, but it's also worth it to feel that confidence that comes from knowing you look good!

  2. I linked up...I linked up. I was the first one. Do I get a prize? If you say Fireball I'm unlinkin' myself. Workout out 12 times? In January? You are my hero! That should be my goal for the whole year. Once a month. I think I could accomplish that. I just started following A Beautiful Mess...love them so far. I like that scrapbook idea. I need to organize pics I have printed. Maybe that can be my February goal.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I love your monthly goals idea. It makes them so much more realistic! I found you through Alison Rose's blog and am a new follower. :)
    Happy New Year!

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  4. I like these goals! These are all do-able, which I think is the smartest way to achieve them and not get frustrated and quit right away..! You can do it! You can do all of it!

  5. I don't do resolutions because I forget them after awhile...but I love doing goals and have done them in the past. I found your blog through His and Her Hobbies and am a new follower :)

    The Caffeinated Teacher

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