So here they are. My goals for 2011. There are so many things I want to improve about my life and my character in 2011, but I’ve paired them down to 5 categories and a few specifics in each. Here goes:
1. Family & Friends
My relationships are the most important parts of my life. Without my family and friends I’d be miserable! In 2011 I will try to be a happier and more pleasant person to be around. Even when I get stressed or anxious, I want to lean on my family and friends for support instead of pushing them aside and treating them rudely. I want to spend more quality time with both friends and family instead of holing myself up on my computer or shying away from social events. I need to show them how much they really mean to me! To do this, I will eat dinner with my parents more often. Even if we aren’t eating the same thing, that time at the end of the day to unwind and talk is really nice. I also want to tell my Dad I love him more. I know this will mean a lot to him
As for my friends, I will make more of an effort to talk to each of my friends and keep up to date on their lives. I have tons of friends all over the country these days, so in 2011 I want to visit at least one of them. I would love to commit to more than that, but with a job change coming up and not many days off, I don’t think that is a realistic goal. So I hope to see one of you soon! (Molly, Dani, Jillian, Liz, Claire, Rachel, Mary Cecilia…! Laura, Kim, & Jackie don’t count because I get to see them anyway 😉 )
2. Health and Fitness
I strive to be at a point where health and fitness are a priority and remain a passion, yet do not take over my life or become a burden. In 2011 I want to successfully complete my first marathon – regardless of time, walking breaks, or fear of failure. And even with all of my cardio goals, I also want to focus on more strength training. It is so important for healthy bones and a healthy body, and finding a more complete and challenging strength routine would be great for me!
As for my eating, I want to continue to work on a more “normal” and intuitive eating schedule. I find that during the week I sometimes am anxious about eating and extra apple if I’m hungry, yet on weekend binges I’ll throw caution to the wind and eat 10 cookies. This clearly makes no sense and I want to get to a point where I can enjoy a cheesy slice of pizza during the week without guilt, but also eat just a few desserts and feel satisfied on other nights.
This year I will continue going to Church weekly. My new goal is to Pray every day – even if it is a simple “hello” to God on my way to work. I would really love to become more involved with my Parish and perhaps do a Church retreat, but with me moving to a different city this summer I don’t know if that is a realistic goal right now.
Throughout the year I want to continue to explore what my passions are through blogging, career shadowing, and perhaps a Nutrition Certification. However, at the moment I need to recognize that changing career paths may not be the most responsible or realistic path for me and so I need to be the best where I am RIGHT NOW. I really need to start doing giving my all at work – going above and beyond and focusing 100% on each task, even if it is tedious or irritating.
Recently I’ve been thinking that social media may be an area of interest for me, so I’d like to speak to someone in that area of my company.
Own who I am. This past year has been huge for me in that arena in multiple respects. Finally opening up to my boyfriend about my eating disorder and continuous struggles taught me that I need to be 100% honest in order to be happy. If my boyfriend wasn’t going to accept that part of me, then he wasn’t the right person to be with. (Thankfully he was totally supportive and listens to me cry while saying the right things to make me feel better.) Similarly, telling everyone about my blog has actually brought me closer to friends and family. Blogging is something that makes me happy and I shouldn’t be ashamed of ME! This year I want to own who I am with even more confidence and remove any toxic or unsupportive relationships from my life. I am ME. and I ROCK.
I’m happy about these goals, but would love your feedback on them. I see inspiration board making in my future – perhaps with dinner and a movie tonight?
And for fun, my vary vague 2011 horoscope. It’s actually pretty accurate – with a career change and move to a different city this summer!
Year 2011 brings in immense gains for Libra people. The year promises to be a relaxed period when there will be normalcy in all life situations. This is the year of stability for Librans when they peace and prosperity comes naturally. In spite of many successes, there may be some disappointments and failures. Money matters and career related issues will bother Libra people during first half of year while second half promises to be bright. There may be some changes in place of residence of work in last part of year and change will be for better. For health, 2011 is a good year for Libra people.