This shirt is one of my new favorite shirts. I'm obsessed with it. It's from Old Navy. It has nothing to do with this post. But I have not been posting pictures so I figured I'd put it up. :)
Okay. So I'm going to be straight with you guys.
I have NOT been keeping up on my goals. It's just hard right now. I don't know why.
I was reading this article where someone was talking about how like only 10 percent of people who make resolutions actually keep them. I wasn't surprised at all by that. But what they then shared was a story about a man who had a resolution to run 500 miles last year. And he went a little bit over. What I loved was he didn't make a resolution to "exercise more" or "this many per day" or whatever. Like- it was a quantifiable goal that by the end of the year he could be like, "Yep! I had a great year cause I accomplished my goal". And it just clicked with me. I am SO much more that type of person.
Do you know how many lists I've made because I love looking back and seeing all the items crossed off?!
I am also such a rewards person. Like...all through studying for the CPA exam I'd say- Okay if you study x amount of hours, you can watch greys anatomy for 2 hours. Or something. It's so much easier to do a goal if you can count it. That's my opinion. Much more gratifying too. So I'm COMPLETELY SCRATCHING my past resolutions! And I've thought about this...cause you know the insecure me says, "Danielle...this is embarrassing. You just went all out doing these resolutions and planning and sharing and you're scratching and starting with new goals and isn't that just kinda awkward and embarrassing?" But I've come to the conclusion that this is my life. I change my mind and I roll with it. There REALLY isn't anything wrong with that. And I don't care what people think cause it's my life and this change will better it, I think. We'll see! haha.
Here are my goals by numbers:
Play 1000 songs on the piano
Read 12 new books
Make 52 new recipes
Have 12 memorable dates with Clay
Read Genesis through 2 Kings of the Old testament
Those are my new goals. The fact is- a lot of my other goals I will still be doing cause they are just things I should be doing in general. But these are more quantifiable and exciting for me.
Here are the rules:
Report monthly numbers the last day of each month
Take as much photographic evidence as I can
Well...wish me luck. Maybe I'll keep these goals at least until February and then make a whole other set of goals...lets hope not. Already though since I've been thinking about this I've made 4 new recipes! I am MAJOR ahead of schedule on that one! Hoorah! Hoozah! Oh and I'll clarify the piano one- they don't have to be 1000 new/different songs. Just play 1000 songs on the piano in 2013. It sounds like a lot but its only a few a day.
Oh- and funny sidenote- I totally started out thinking, "I'm going to read the old testament this year!" Then I googled how many verses the old testament has...and it turns out I'd have to read like 77 verses a day or something. Yeah...not happening. I have to be realistic. If I go past that goal, great for me. But I am happy with hopefully achieving 12 books in the old testament this year. Anywho- I'm a crazy pants. I know.