Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My word for 2013 is Strategic it is that time again.  Time to review 2012's list of schemey/resolution type things.  
Here was the quick run-down of what I wanted to do:
Yearly Goal One: Pay off my private student loan: Whoops!  Still paying this and not really concerned about it.  Oh well.

Yearly Goal Two: To be kissed romantically: This happened, but it was my neighbor who was really drunk at the time.  I'm not sure if that gets full points or not....but sure, why not?

Yearly Goal Three: Work on finishing all of those books that I have started: Excellent progress has been made on this!  I feel confident calling this one as good.

Yearly Goal Four: If I am not going to celebrate on a paid holiday, at least spend some time learning about the holiday: Also accomplished!  Plus I have made it a policy not to really shop on the Monday of a three day weekend.

Yearly Goal Five: Master freetime at home: Hee hee hee, I really wrote that? HA HA HA HA!  I take more baths and try to spend time in silence, so....well....I guess it is a go.

Overall, I have definitely had worse years and I've definitely had better.

So what about 2013?  Trying to come up with specific goals has been difficult this year.  I've been angry and annoyed at alot of things lately.  And it is because I just can't let stuff go.  So... if I have a goal for this year, it is going to be summed up with the following word: strategic.

I feel like I've been trying to be a little good at everything for far far too long.  I don't feel like it is serving ME at all.  So rather than just saying "no" to something, I am going to ask myself, "how is THIS serving me?"

Global Voices for instance- it's been wonderful not having to work on the digest email everyday.  In fact, I came home late from a night of training yesterday and was excited to realize that the only thing I needed to do before going to bed...was nothing.  It. was. amazing!  I've also been considering cutting all volunteer ties with GV.  Which isn't much really....I am more than likely going to let myself fade out.  Just a few moments ago, I sent a resignation email to UPD telling them to remove me from the on-call calendar.  I have had much more angst about this volunteer opportunity than reward.  I love it when I am on a call......but 3 call outs in 9 months?  That is not really serving me.  And I'll admit it....being an advocate is a no-brainer, but my real push to get the experience was for a job that I didn't get. 

This week, I was elected as the board chair for SALAAM.  I feel that it will be more work, but that it will serve me in the end.  I have items that I want to work on with my co-masonic lodge.  I want to work more on my yoga teaching.  Those items I feel serve me.

Do you have a word that you feel sums up your hopes for the next year?