January 01, 2014

New Year, New Words

It seems like 2013 came and went in the blink of an eye. When you're a kid, time seems to pass so slowly. When you're an adult, you desperately want things to slow down. Yes, Mom, I know you told me so. This year, like all others, had its ups and downs. In the end, I came out a survivor. That's what matters most, right?

January 1 is just another day on the calendar even if the calendar is new. So, for the second year in a row, I'm choosing three words to focus on instead of a list of goals or resolutions.

•Career
I'm currently working, but don't love the position, the location or the pay. I will remain patient and optimistic until the right job comes along. It really is as simple as that.

•Exercise
I'll be 35 in April. All my life, I've been blessed with the skinny gene and a high metabolism. Unfortunately, I have to work at it more than I used to. Since I'm never going to cut out my beloved soda and carbs, I can at least get off my ass and exercise. This doesn't mean I'm joining a gym or running a marathon though. I have weights. I have an elliptical. Santa brought a trampoline and the new Just Dance for Christmas. We have two large dogs to walk. I also have a Jillian Michaels DVD collection. I clearly don't have an excuse. Wish me luck.

•Organization
I'm not necessarily a disorganized person. I keep a calendar of upcoming events. I write things down. I make lists. I do great until I realize I've forgotten something. I have to be better at it because I'm keeping it together for four active people. I will do better at being organized in all aspects of my life... even blogging.



"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." -- Oprah Winfrey

8 comments:

Sunkissed and Southern said...

I like your goals. I agree, time is going by so fast. I turn 33 this year and it seems like yesterday I was in my young 20s.

You are lucky to have that metabolism!

Christine Bewley said...

I just turned 35 and I don't have an excuse either! I have the Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, and a Zumba game. Not to mention, the treadmill. I was barely able to give up the soda for 30 days last year so that's clearly not going to happen for me. I just have to find that motivation!

Dry erase calendar on the fridge. The only way we stay organized.

Whitney Alison said...

Access to two free gyms and I still can't bring myself to use them...so I need to just get on it.

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year! I like your goals, good luck. If you ever need organizing help, just let me know :)

Mrs. Match said...

Sorry you're not loving the new job, I was hoping this would be the one that would click for you. I'm right there with you-I much prefer exercise over giving up food. I also keep up with lists, etc, and I still forget things. Le Sigh.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Good luck in the workout wagon - I'm trying to get back on too! I hate having to deal with a slower metabolism, but we do what we gotta do.

I love your resolutions - they are perfect!

Jill Thomas said...

I like the way you've listed your goals as words and not as resolutions. That way it's more realistic.

Christina said...

I'm working on a post just like this and exercise and organization are at the top of the list! I really hope 2014 brings you a job you love! There's nothing worse than dreading work every day.