My husband is a goal setter. Once he puts his mind to something, he accomplishes it. I, on the other hand, don't quite operate that way. I'm much more likely to say I want to do something and it might happen. I guess you wouldn't call me determined.
The other night when he was sharing his goals for 2013 with me, he told me I should come up with some goals, as well. I immediately laughed in his face, because we both know goal setting and to-do lists just make me cringe and typically stress me out. But the more I've thought about it, I've decided that a few goals might not be the worst idea. Especially with a new baby who has me on my toes and keeps me quite busy, it's easy to forget about me and the things I want to do. I do a great job at keeping my commitments to others, but I don't do such a great job at keeping commitments to myself. I'd like to change that.
So, after a little bit of thought...here are my goals for the new year.
2. Read 6 books. I used to shoot for a book a month, making 12 books a year, but with a new baby I think it's a lot smarter to keep it at just 6 this year.
3. Make something new each month. This can be a craft, a recipe, a sewing project, an art activity with the baby, but I want to encourage myself to be creative this year. I pin so many fun ideas on pinterest, but then get lazy and never make any of it. I am going to try and link up with Sarah's "The Proof is in the Pin" monthly link up!
4, Create a photo book for M's first year.
5. Visit and explore one new place with my little family. (I stole this one from J)
6. Have at least 6 date nights (or day time dates!) with my husband. We don't live near family, so finding babysitters isn't very simple for us (or cheap), but I think we can manage to get out at least every other month for some "us" time. I would be happy with more than 6, but 6 is the goal!