I wasn’t going to write a New Year’s post. I don’t like New Year’s resolutions, because they never stick. I usually try to make some goals, but by June, most of those goals have shifted. Last year, I picked a phrase to focus on, but that didn’t really do much, either. And honestly, I like my life. I don’t want to make a ton of major changes.
BUT I have room for improvement, of course, and New Year’s is a good time to set some goals and intentions. I decided to go ahead and put those goals into writing. I know the experts (or something) say that goals should be specific, but this year I’m keeping them general: more of some things, less of others. In no particular order, here are the things I’ll do more and less of this year:
More PRs, hopefully starting with the Lincoln Marathon in May.
More trail running. It’s inconvenient since I live in Flatville, but I love it, so I want to make it more of a priority. I’m hoping that my #runabler friends will help. A few trail races might even happen in 2015…
Chase the Moon falls on my 30th birthday this year. Who wants to be on my team?
Less hair-washing. I know it’s not good for hair to be washed every day, but sometimes I even wash it twice a day (if I work out twice). My hair is splitting more quickly than it used to, and that’s probably why. Any tips for not looking like a greaseball with second- or third-day hair?
More yoga. At least for this training cycle, I’m planning to do yoga every Sunday. After the marathon, I’ll see how I’ve liked that plan and go from there.
More empathy. I can be kind of a judgmental turd. I need to work on accepting people as they are and understanding what makes them that way, rather than … turdiness.
Less mindless eating. I’ve gotten a lot better about this than I used to be, but when I’m stressed or, especially, procrastinating, I still travel this road. (“I can’t grade these papers right now! I’m hungry!” … that’s bad).
More adventures. Travel. Camping. Hiking. Exploring. I’ve got some major wanderlust that needs satisfied.
More writing. Every time I make goals, this is one of them. I’m joining this Write and Run 31 challenge for January to start down the write-more path.
Less stress over things that don’t really matter. My plan is to ask myself “Will this matter by next year?” every time I start worrying.
More risks. Professionally, personally, running-ly… I tend to hang out in my comfort zone because, well, it’s comfortable. But in order to grow in any of those areas, I need to be willing to take more risks.
2014 was not a banner year, nor was it a terrible year. It was just an average year. Here’s to making 2015 better-than-average. *clink*
What are your goals for 2015?
Any tips/advice/volunteering to help me meet some of mine?