It's terribly hard for me to focus on something for long. I am easily distracted by an insatiable curiosity. I want to learn, to create, to do and so I lose focus, moving on to the next experience. The problem is, while chasing butterflies, I've not been accomplishing some things that I really want to accomplish. This year, I want to see a few things done instead of just started.
So, in 2010, I'm focusing on 4 areas:
- Health: becoming more healthy
- Learning: focusing on the childrens' education while always learning alongside them
- Writing: simply writing, without making it into such a big production that it doesn't get done
- A wee income: making a wee little bit of money to help out the family bank account
Usually, I make such a Big Deal out of goals that I end up with a neat layout on paper, but it's not realistic. This time, I'm starting out by keeping things simple: for "health," I'm simply walking; for "writing," I'm writing. Simple.
Here's the hardest part: before doing something/anything, I need to ask: Will it make us more healthy? Is it educational? Could I write while doing this? or Will it add to the empty bank account? If "none of the above," well, it's not going to happen in 2010. Ouch. Suddenly it's not so simple.
So far, 10 days in, things are going well. But, then again, resolutions are always going well the first 2 weeks of January, aren't they?
(So. Why the picture of the post office in Seaside, Florida? Because. I think it would be lovely to be a postmistress there, don't you?)