Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monthly Goals - the Comeback!

So my last batch of goals was in 2011. I was on the verge of unemployment, wasn't sure where my relationship was heading and lived by myself in a charming apartment with way too many closets. Overall I was happy but waffling.

I'm still waffling. I've used my hearing loss and subsequent befriending of more medical professionals than I ever believed would be in my phone book to put things on hold. I'm not working asides from the three hours at the thrift store. I'm not taking classes. I haven't pursued any new hobbies.

I am happy but I could be happier.

I've been reading a lot - about hearing loss, about fear, about coping, etc etc etc. and you know what I need?

Tangible, solid goals which will keep me grounded and give me a sense of fulfillment. Jotting a to-do list on a post-it works to keep me organized but monthly goals always kept me focused - if rushing on the very last possible day at times.

I think at first my goals will be simple to-dos in order to knock out some responsibilities I've been shirking. Apartment Therapy's Cures reminded me of how much I enjoy an organized home and accountability. I want to work on that. I want to be a better cook. I want to be healthier. I want to think more. I want to blog with substance.

and most of all? I want to grow.