After a review of 2017, I thought it would be a good idea to flesh out some goals for 2018. It’s always a good idea to put pen to paper (so to speak) to help my poor human memory! I’m currently reading “Finish” by Jon Acuff (yes, same author who kind of jumped started the blog with “Quitter.”) He talks about how we need to be okay with not being perfect; perfect gets in the way of being done. So I totally expect these to change & evolve throughout the year or at least once I finish the book … (expect a review to come once I finish as well).
So in no particular order:
- Save money for a full sized keyboard. A good one, with a stand/bench seat is probably going to run between $500-$1000.
- Grow my blog. This is probably going to mean putting actual money into it & going self-hosted. With the plans Jon & I have for #HRSocialHour, it will be necessary and worth it. I need to set up a schedule and be more regular in my posting.
- Monthly dates with my husband & daughters. This could mean a lunch date with Rocky or a night out. For the girls, I want to do both individual time and time for the 3 of us. Maggie & I already have plans to see “Chicago” when it comes to Sioux Falls in March.
- More public speaking. I’ve applied to 2 different DisruptHR opportunities. And I signed up to be a Piyo instructor — because if I can learn to lead a Piyo class with poise & fun, that confidence is going to extend to my public speaking. I plan to sign up for at least one more Disrupt in the fall. Then, perhaps, look for longer speaking engagements.
- Read 30 new books. Goodreads does a great job of tracking what you want to read, what you are reading & what you’ve read. It’s fun to see what my friends are reading!!
- Get back into the Bible. We’ve finally found a church home. It took us a while and some false starts. And our girls are old enough that we had to explain why we stopped attending the churches we tried out. “Not a good fit” doesn’t quite cut it with curious 7 and 12 year olds. Both are in Sunday School/Confirmation and I feel like we are back on track with helping them to develop a relationship with God. We haven’t been able to get to any of the adult meetings (other than to join the church!) but I’m not sure that’s for us right now. So tomorrow (1/1/18), I’m bringing out the Joyce Meyer devotional: one short devotional each day.
And here’s the big promise to myself: Perfect is NOT the goal. Finishing is.
I’ll see you all in 2018! Happy New Year! 🍾🥂🍾🥂