While a good goal should be specific, measurable and have a timeline I prefer open ended goals and focusing on adding rather than something I should stop doing. Like my 2012 goal to do more. As I've had some time to ponder resolutions and goals for the next year I've come up with something simple: more joy.
What I felt I missed out on though was the little joys. I definitely owe much of this to the continuing struggle to adjust to "adult life", making friends, realizing the meaning of a "friend" is different in different stages of life, and learning who I am when I'm not a student. I continue to be amazed at how long it's taken me to make this transition after the many big moves and transitions that I've had in my life thus far.
College and grad school held so many big, exciting, and shiny events to get excited about. There is still much to be excited about in life these days but it comes in a different type of package. It's a harder one for me to see sometimes so this year I vow to dust off my glasses and pay attention to so many of the smaller things that bring me much joy. In addition, I vow to make time to do things that bring me joy. There are so many things I love to do that I never set aside time for anymore, so each month I would like to add one of these into my regular routine. More soon on what each month will look like.
January is blogging...so get ready for a full come back. Happy 2014 y'all, I'm getting married this year!!!!!