My 2015 Goals

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Hopefully by now you know about my favorite social media site: Pinterest.

The possibilities really are endless on that site.

Anyway, Pinterest has started posting “Related” pins, that at first bothered me.  (They also call them “Picked for you” pins.)

I am thoroughly enjoying them now as they break up the followed posts with new ideas that I may not have searched for anyway.

I saw a printable that really jumped out at me for goal setting for 2015 from one of those related posts.

Pin it here.  I will give some love to thirtyhandmadedays.com for coming up with a snazzy printable that I used for an amazingly simple goal setting thought process.  Thank you! 2015 goals

My photo isn’t as pretty as hers – I took the photo late in the evening, on top of a pile of unorganized paperwork, children’s work and printed photos.  I also haven’t changed the ink in my printer so the print came out light and with no color other than blue.  I answered a question on one of my blog posts about the R2D2 beanie, so The Star Wars Craft Book is peeking out from underneath the paper, along with my internet journal and a hello kitty backpack off to the side.

My life before your eyes.


 

So what am I looking forward to in 2015?

The paper has these prompts and my answers:

My one word is:

gifts.

What I really want in 2015 is:

go to Hawaii.

What I really need in 2015 is:

to organize and simplify my stuff.

What I will share in 2015 is:

my talents and gifts.

In 2015 I will succeed at:

reading 12 books.

I think the hardest part of 2015 is going to be reading the books.  I feel like it’s an ambitious goal for myself, as I can only recall reading about five books this year.  Well, that’s another thing to blog about!

Big goals for a new year.  It really seems simple, but I know they are ambitious.

I will blog about the quest to go to Hawaii and link back, hopefully soon.

I also want to do a blog post on what I know are my talents and gifts.  I think I’ll do that one sooner than later.

Blessings to you on your new year!

Craftsy


Everybody has issues, right?

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Life Post #32It’s been a fantastic day.

I had a great day at work, a great morning and evening with my children, and got some things done around the house.

But, I’ve got issues.

I’ve got baggage from the past I can’t let go and I want to know why.

I’ve been soul searching lately.  I’ve been trying to find out what makes me excited to think about the future.

Well for me, the future generally means the next two months.

Literally.

We have a master calendar in our dining room that shows the next two months.  Right around my birthday in late August, I start planning for my two oldest children’s birthday parties (late October & early November), ask my children what they want to be for Halloween, plan for Halloween activities and find out when Thanksgiving day is because in the past we have had Thanksgiving at our home and I want to plan for it.

It’s August when I do this.

It’s now September as I write this.

My children’s birthdays have been planned – one at the end of October and one at the beginning of November with Halloween in the middle.

My children have decided on what their Halloween outfits are going to be.  I am in the process of getting them and purchasing them.

Did I mention I have issues because I know I do.


Today, I wondered why I do this.

I wondered why because I read about people who don’t do these things and I know I seem like one of those people that-have-everything-together.

There was a lady at church who was interviewed as part of the sermon this past week and one of her comments struck a chord with me. She said that she didn’t do Pinterest so that she could do everything else she had to get done in a day and that it’s unrealistic expectations on women to be able to do everything.

As much as I agree with that, my personality is to get things done.

It’s what I do and have done since I was an 8-year old girl taking care of my 7-year old brother as latch-key kids. I had a hard working mom and a father that was there one day and gone the next if he had a fight with my mom.  I had dreams of marrying a rich man when I grew up and having two boys and a fantastic day job making a ton of money so all my needs were met and I never had to stand in a food line like my mom did to get hard cheese and beans for free.

So far, every child hood dream has come true for me.  Definitely not in the way I’ve planned it, but they have come true.

I want to assure you that I don’t have everything together.

But I am trying.

I’m not kidding.  I am trying to have everything together.

That’s the only thing I can think of.  Maybe, just maybe, I am trying to have everything together so I get to look forward to the accomplishments that happen. That’s part of my motivation to continue to improve myself on a daily basis. A man's reach
Thanks for reading my thoughts.  I plan on continuing this discussion on subsequent blog posts.  The next one I’m planning for this series of personal posts is on letting “my stuff” go.