December and January Goals
Look at me, I’m such an overachiever! I already have my January goals!
I’m in the final days of completing my school projects. A goal I’ve been striving for since 2007 will be complete: earn my Master’s part time while working full time. I switched schools, moved cross country, took 9 months off, and accelerated my pace this last quarter… still, I’m about to do it. Almost there. I remember mapping out how long it would take me and thinking how far away the end seemed. And it is (almost) here.
But. All that I can think about is: “What next?!!? A sprint tri? Take up surfing? Train for a marathon!? Max out my 401k! Take a photography class! Learn French! What next!? I need a challenge!”
I’m not even done yet! This needs to stop. I mean, first, I just need to focus at the task at hand. But second, I need to chill. Just for awhile. I want to give myself a little time to explore things without committing to any specific challenge.
Thus I present my December 2009 and January 2010 goals:
That’s it. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a ton of stuff I want to do and will get done. I want to go on a backpacking trip around new years (3-day weekend!) and I want to go hiking ASAP (next weekend, probably). I want to start up my clothing 2010 project I’ve been thinking about, and I want to get a pedicure and clean out my car. I want to run more and practice more yoga and read and write and swim and cook and bake and oh, plan that wedding . . .You get the idea.
I’m not good at this whole “relax” stuff! At the very least, I want to do it all 100% pressure free. Finance wise, I’m going to keep my 401k where it is at and strive to save as much as I can. But I’m not going to put a number on it.
I’m putting off any further 2010 goals until I feel less insane.