New Year, New Goals!

Happy New Year (and, Happy Birthday to me!)  Yup! I’m one of those unfortunate holiday babies–but for the first time, in a long while, my mom actually remembered to call me for my birthday (without me having to remind her, like I do everyone else. I chock it up to alcohol-induced parties from the night before and not that people don’t love me–well, at least it makes me feel better:)

Like most people–I usually make resolutions, only to lose steam before Valentine’s day.  Not this year.  This year, I’m not making a single resolution; instead, I’m just setting goals–small, do-able goals.  Nothing fancy or too grand to accomplish.  For instance, one of my goals will be to excercise three times a week (one (1) weekday and Saturday and Sunday), which is much more realistic for my single mom lifestyle. 

Here’s is a list of my top goals for 2008:

(1) Spend more quality time with my son, if he lets me.  
Since he’s teenager (15), he’s not spending too much time with mommy; most of his time goes to the fabulous PS3 I bought him for x-mas, his sports and his friends–go figure!

(2) Adopt a child, preferably a girl. 
I’ve got the kid, who’s going off to college in two years–and, I’m not ready to give up on motherhood–heck, I’m not even 40 yet.  But, most of all, I really enjoy motherhood–it has been the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done, and I still have a lot of love to give.  I’ve already initated the process, so I’ll keep you posted on how the adoption process goes, especially for a single mother.

 (3) Respect God’s Temple
Besides excercising three (3) days per week, I also want to try to drink more water and eat more veggies.  I’ve had a host of minor health-related issues that I’m determined to avoid this year.

(4) Blog more often.
For some reason, I feel really good when I blog.  Maybe it has something to do with having some alone time and a purpose; whatever the case, I really enjoy the connection with people and words, so I need to find the time to do it more often.  Today starts my 30 posts in 30 days challenge. 

(5) Be more social.
I’m not a social butterfly, but I think I need to be.  I do enjoy other folks company–just not all the time.  However, I do really value the relationships I have in my life. So, I need to show it by spending time with the people that I love.  And, that’s what I aim to do.

(6) Pay off my car.
I’m determined to pay off my car by June.  I’ve started looking for a job that pays more money and for positions within my organizationm where I can make more money. I’m already earning extra money with my side hustles. But I also want to pay off my house in five years, so I know I’ll at least be working five more years and need a bigger paycheck to make that happen. Also, I’ve cut out a lot of unnecessary spending –and guess what? I feel a sense of accomplishment that is unreal.

These aren’t all of my 2008 goals, of course, but enough, for now.

So, what are your goals for 2008?

2 thoughts on “New Year, New Goals!

  1. I posted my goals on my blog so you can check them out there. I am really glad that you are going to post more often. I really enjoy your concepts and life hustle and I would definitely love to red more on them.

    I have always considered adoption. I think it is a beautiful thing and there are so many needy kids out there.

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