Growing up in a very goal-oriented family... I routinely start to make a 'make myself better plan' around the first of the year. I say around because I really didn't start thinking about it until this week.
These are my proposed goals for 2007: 1. successfully carry and birth a baby
I realized that all other aspirings are trumped by this one monumental event... so why feel like a failure if I don't accomplish them.
So... let's call these my "It'd be nice if I accomplished these...but probably won't because my life is about to change... so, oh well" goals:
1. make a foray into the world of digital scrapbooking
2. begin making strides toward getting a book published
3. put more effort/time into friendships... 3a. call people --the phone is my friend, the phone is my friend, the phone is my friend
4.make a conscious effort to do things that I KNOW will make Jeffrey happy... like loading the dishwasher, cleaning the toothpaste splatter on the mirror, etc.
5. be more active... normal people don't need to start winding down at 4:30... there are still at least 2 more usable hours in the day
and finally... 6. choose to have a positive attitude at work.... "hide it under a bushel... NO! I'm going to let it shine!"