I've been thinking about these for a few days. These are things I would like to do this year, goals I would like to attain. It isn't a long list. I'm not into making resolutions that I break after a few weeks (learned that lesson well!) but there are goals I try to reach.
The year I turned 30 I wanted to learn how to drive - something I was extremely nervous about. I'd tried learning one time before with my hubby and it hadn't worked out well. I had actually ending up hitting something at the entrance to the place we used to live (yikes!). That put me right off. The year I turned 30 I hired an instructor and passed my test - haven't looked back since!
The year I turned 40 I wanted to make sure I went back to the dentist. I have a terrible fear of the dentist and hadn't been for quite a few years. I needed a lot of work done - still have some left to do - but I have found a dentist I like and am plodding along quite steadily.
There isn't really a big goal this year but a few smaller ones.
* Buy a lot less books. Dramatically downsize my book collection. Sounds really easy? Not. Books are my one addiction. I buy them. I like reading, but I also love going into a bookstore (new or used) and wandering around, looking at covers and reading the blurbs. Books are like good friends. If I find one I love I can go back and read it again and again. The problem is that I have too many of them and I really need to downsize. I do have a kindle, but - see above - there is something about bookshops that a kindle can't replace!
* Do better with a budget. There are a couple of big occasions this year that we need to save a LOT of money for - DD is graduating High School, Mum is coming over from England and we'd like to do some running around, I want to go back to England later in Autumn and DD is hoping to go on a trip with her Peace Jam club at school to Peru. There is also work that needs to be done on the house. Sigh. Major budget requirements.
* Food - do better with food budget, meal planning and eating healthier.
* Become more in touch with my beliefs. There is a Pagan group in the area. I would love to get up the courage to go to a meeting. I am quite shy and don't really like meeting new people. This would be a MAJOR step for me.
So four things but each one quite involved. I will be happy to take small steps forward and hopefully not too many steps backwards.