The Lists

It seems like everyone is posting the goals and lists post for the new year. I used to do that. I used to make a list. I used to make resolutions. I haven’t done much of that the last few years. Most of my stuff has been big life changes, some on purpose, some unexpected.

Buy a house

Travel

Grad School

Fall in Love

The thought of plotting out a list for the new year isn’t something that rings true for me. It’s like the life list thing. Which is strange because as much as I enjoy a list…just not my deal these days.

What I do think about is the unexpected that awaits us all. The trips, the places we’ll go, the tastes we’ll discover that are around the corner. Seeing friends and family and making memories, that excites me. I know this is the year that I’m going to achieve some goals. Hopefully graduate with the masters degree. Possibly begin the ph.d program…Yet those aren’t the things I’m focused on. I’m meditating on the joy that lies ahead in producing a Listen To Your Mother Show in OKC. I’m excited about what the future holds for my relationship with Mark. I’m giddy at the idea of traveling and seeing people that I love. These are the bright spots for me.

Yeah, I need to get my ass back in gear. I started tracking on my Livestrong App again, and it was nice to see that my lb.’s are down since I last entered information. A goodly amount down. So that’s a win I’m taking.

Yeah, I need to get something figured out about an eye dr. appointment, fresh contacts and glasses.

Yeah, I need to see a dentist and yeah I need to focus on better skincare.

There are multitudes of things to do on the house. Projects both big and small.

But those aren’t the things I’m focused on this year.

This year, I’m focusing on not spreading myself too thin, not trying to please every single person I come across, to live louder, to love harder and to find some balance between the chaos and the normal.

I think it’s time for a new dream wall…after all we go towards those things we think about, and we think about those things we see daily.

 

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2 Responses to The Lists

  1. Nicole says:

    “This year, I’m focusing on not spreading myself too thin, not trying to please every single person I come across, to live louder, to love harder and to find some balance between the chaos and the normal.”
    I love that. I think that was my goal subconsciously last semester, but it has definitely creeped its way into my every day goal. Thanks for putting it into words. We all need to do the above. 🙂 Happy 2013 to you, dear!

  2. Sarah says:

    I agree. Living deeply is not a resolution type thing; it is just a lifestyle we embrace. We all have goals, professionally and personally, but I think the living deeply part brings greater contentment and joy. Then somehow, that joy spills over energizing everything else.

    (And I am sure you are fitter than last winter -lookin’ good)

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