I have been reading lots of different wonderful goals and resolutions on everyone's blogs for 2013, some small, some grand, and i'm wondering if i'm the only one who finds it difficult to make goals for the course of a year at a time. I have no idea what may happen over the course of the next year, so I feel that it's a hard & confusing way to start out my year.
I may aim to have $xxx in our savings account, yet we could have something big come up that almost totally depletes our savings account, then that's a fail. I could aim to do this or that so many times, yet something will come up that take priority, or makes that goal impossible to achieve, or it may be something that I simply lose interest in, marking yet something else as another "fail". There are lots of things I'd love to acheive over the course of the next year, but truthfully, none of them are really going to "make or break" my year, so I've decided to leave well enough alone for now.
It's not that I don't want to acheive certain things, reach for new goals, strive to improve myself, etc... but a year is such a very long time, and I know without a doubt that I will change, my goals will change, and my priorities will change, things around me will change that are beyond my control. What I find important today, may not even matter to me in 6 months time, heck, maybe even not 3 weeks time! lol! I think that I usually have enough on my plate that the last thing I need to do to myself is pile more "stuff" on my plate so to speak. In the end I feel that the control over these things is not mine anyways...
And if I've learned anything over the last year, it's this...
"The heart of man plans his way, but The Lord establishes his steps."
So for now, I will continue to post my regular monthly goals, shorter weekly goals, and go from there. These seem to work best for my personality, my family, and are far more realistic for me to acheive. :)
On that note, I wish everyone a safe & happy New Years Eve! Tonight I will be hanging out with my wonderful hubby & kids. With everyone being on the mend still, the girls will be in bed early & I assume we'll all be asleep by midnight, cause well, that's how we roll. ;)
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!