Monday, January 2, 2012

a new year: new goals {2012}

I like to look at the new year as a time to make goals, not resolutions. Goals sound so much better than saying I am making a resolution.

2012 will bring many changes to the Hatzung household. Scott leaves for OCS in less than 3 weeks. He graduates right around my 29th birthday and our 3 year wedding anniversary. Come April change will be happening almost daily. We will be PCSing at some point around June, an exact date or location will not be given to us until right before his graduation. {it isn't top secret or anything, that is just how it works for OCS}

I want to look at everything as a new adventure and try and see something positive in everything. I often times feel like I get so worked up about things and how they could turn out instead of just going with it and seeing what God has planned for us.

I have read a lot of blog posts about picking a word for the year, I too am going to pick a word.

For 2012 my word is going to be faith. I think it encompasses all the goals I have for 2012. I need to have faith in myself to accomplish my goals.

The most obvious is faith in the Lord. I want my walk with Christ to grow. I need to put all my trust in him and know that whatever is going on in our lives is a part of his plan.

I might not see his reasoning right now but in the end I know I will. Putting all my trust and faith in the lord is the only way I can accomplish any goal that I have for 2012.

I want to spend less money on frivolous {read: almost everything I buy} things this year. I need to shop less, buy less and want less. I have everything I could possibly need. I do not need more. There are a few things I have in mind to do to make this a reality. I need to challenge myself and keep my wallet in the freezer.

My blog and my shop have grown so much over the last year. I really need to look at both as a real business. Not just a hobby but really pay attention and be intentional with both.

As for my etsy shop I need to get a real accounting system in place. I need to know every penny going in and going out.

I want to be more organized in my blog posts, I have so many things I want share but I get overwhelmed.  I need to make a blog post calendar so I know what I have planned and can get posts written in advance.

A goal I have that is specifically for the first part of 2012 is to get our home more organized and purge things we do not need. I want to unpack boxes after our move that have already been purged.

Today I am also getting back on the weight watchers wagon. I felt so much better when I was thoughtfully planning meals that were healthy. It really is so easy once you get back into the routine. I need to make it a part of my life for ever, not just for a few months.

I know there are going to be days or weeks where I just want to throw in the towel and give up on these goals. This is exactly when I need work harder on these goals. You all will keep me accountable, right?

What goals do you have for 2012?


Shannon said...

Love this post... Was thinking the same thing about a New Years Resolution. For me are going to be goals as well and I know it will happen.

Have you ever tried Weight Watchers before? Was thinking of doing it but wasn't sure if it was worth the money and time.

Anonymous said...

Loved this post! Go girl!

patience said...

oh god...i should probably jump back on the weight watchers wagon but i just don't think i'm ready yet! i commend you a thousand times for doing it!

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