I’m entering into this year with the knowledge that it will be a year of huge changes. It’s very strange to see changes so far in advance; for the past several years, changes have just sort of happened, and I’ve rolled with them. Taking time to prepare myself for them has both upsides and downsides. And, because of this, I’ve decided to focus on four big things this year, with a number of mini-goals to support them.
1. Transition healthfully – the move is going to be a big deal. I’d like to survive it, and all its ancillary pieces, in a good place.
- disengage from my current job in a way that makes me feel good
- say goodbye to the people we love in a way that works for us
- find a new home that provides what we need, and in which we feel comfortable
- find a new job that challenges and excites me
2. Be the best version of myself – 2013 was not a year of this. In 2014, I want to feel good and proud of who I am most of the time. In particular:
- laugh more
- make things
- be healthy, dealing with issues like allergies, skin problems, and dietary choices in a mature and responsible way
- be comfortable in my body – move more, and find what makes me feel good
3. Be adventurous – think (and live) outside the box.
- take a surfing lesson
- try a new craft (I’d love to try weaving or carpentry. I know… I sound insane.)
- take a dance class
- visit Mexico
4. Nurture our marriage – someone recently shared some incredible advice with me, which I’ll share another time. It reframed many, many things. This move brings with it some amazing opportunities to relish our “couple-ness,” so I’d like to:
- take more pictures together (there are a whopping FOUR photos of us together from 2013. Eep.)
- develop “couple hobbies”
- find a balance of work/life/creativity/productivity
- be a team
Your turn: any big goals for 2014?