It's almost 2013. This usually means it's time to set some goals. This year, I have decided to do something just a little different. Although I'm not 100% Sanguine, I have some really strong tendencies in this area. Perhaps the most glaringly obvious:
"It’s great to be fun loving and always full of bright ideas but the real problem is that you don’t ‘follow through."Guilty.
I love to start projects and then I love to abandon them in pursuit of something easier, newer, shinier. So, in lieu of goals that I would have to make last all.year.long, I'm going to embark on the one-a-month project.
The idea is that each month I have 10 things I want to complete (not start) that month. If something is not completed that month, I have to finish it before I can start on next month's. The ten things come from ten categories:
- Read a classic novel
- Digest a new (for me) album
- Listen to a sermon
- Complete a house project
- Read a spiritual book
- Write a letter
- Go on a date with Evan
- Write a short story
- Have a personal prayer night
- Eat a frog
Now, the cynic in me says, "You will probably complete January and February, some of March and April and abandon entirely in May." Oh well. One of my many flaws. I'm willing to give it a shot though. Here's January's list:
- Classic novel - Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
- Album - Mumford and Sons' Babel
- Sermon -
- House project - Finish a quilt for our bed
- Spiritual book - A Meal with Jesus
- Letter - Grandma
- Date - Dinner and movie (we have vouchers to use up)
- Short story - no idea
- Frog - finish writing our will, get it witnessed and give a copy to our executor.
I totally did this backwards, but I'm now heading back to Simple Mom's list of questions to aid reflection on the year that was.