is my word of the year for 2010!
(the above book is fabulous, i have read it several times over the last few years and it inspires me everytime)
I want to aspire to be and do all the things I have been dreaming and wanting to do for the last two years. These are small goals, but this year I am going to get them done.
Last year my word was Bliss and I believe having that one word to focus on really did help me to relax and settle into our new life here. There are still challenges almost daily compared to what we had, but I believe I am in a better place and doing more of what I am meant to do than what I felt I had to do to survive all our challenges.
I don't post the challenges and all that stuff because
I feel like I'm being negative and dwelling on it.
My motto from the last two and a half years is now...
"do what I can when I can and the rest will work itself out"
Back to my word for this year...
some of my goals are personal, some financial, some creative, and some professional...
But, most importantly I hope to set an example for my boys that in order to be successful and to achieve our dreams we must first set goals and that it is okay if we don't achieve them, but that we set new ones and try, try again. I don't think I have set a very good example in this goal setting area in the past. I am always fearful of not completing something or NOT being good enough to complete something, so I just don't try in the first place.
Of course any goal must always have something creative attached to it, so...
The newest Somerset Life magazine has a really cute little post it note board that is made from foam core board that I am going to make from a very heavy piece of chipboard that I recycled and kept from my days at Bennetts. I am going to have each of the boys (the biggest boy included) write a long and short term goal on a post it note and place it in their square.
Once the goal is reached they will write another and another.
I will let you know how this works out.
Ideas like this don't always take hold with boys, but we shall see.
Also, since I can't live with out a daily organizer and I love Heidi Swapp I am doing the House of 3 Simply Amazing organization/daily/month/goals planner this year. I am very excited about it. I even emailed Heidi about her idea and she emailed me back!!! I need something to get me on track with myASPIRE goals for this year and this system seems perfect.
The last time we were at my in-laws she sent home lots of goodies with me because you know they have this where you will find lots of fun creative acrylic, chipboard and other products for creating with. Anyway, one of the things she sent with me was an old vintage book turned into a notebook with a binder mechanism (they are hot right now, due to the original idea coming from her who is also a part of House of 3). I was going to use that book for my organizer cover, but it is too narrow for the pages. So, I went to the thrift store, found a wider book and took the binder mechanism from an old notebook I wasn't using and made another book. I will use the one she gave me for something else! I will post pictures of my book once I get finished with it.
Okay, well, I know this is a long post, but it feels good to get it all down in print. That is part of what blogs are about right? Good therapy for the writer, even if there aren't many people reading it, and maybe it will touch or help someone who is reading it??
(ps. i am actually posting this on Sunday, January 31st)