Better late than never ~ Personal Goals for 2015

Simple ThingsThis should have been written last week, but I’ve been trying to decide whether to stick to my old blog on blogger or switch to a new wordpress one. I’ve been deliberating on this for months, not wanting to make a big change unless I was absolutely sure. But it’s impossible to be sure, right? Anyway, I took the plunge and moved over to WordPress. Just yesterday I moved my domain name and imported all my old posts. I expected it to take hours and give me a headache, but no, it was fairly straightforward and seems to have worked out just fine. Hurrah! I enjoy reading posts about other people’s goals on their blogs and when you put them in writing and publish them it’s a bit of extra incentive to actually achieve them. So, my personal goals for this year in no particular order are:

  1. Write every day (publishing some on my blog)
  2. Draw every day (amended to as often as possible because I’ve already missed a couple of days, oops)
  3. Finish writing my book
  4. Complete a painting a week
  5. Eat more healthily – more whole food, less processed/refined (isn’t this on everyone’s list?)
  6. Complete my TBR pile challenge
  7. Stick to the budget I have drawn up
  8. Improve my writing skills (by reading/researching/practice)
  9. Complete Yale Classical Music Course
  10. Learn to Crochet
  11. Complete online course: Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World (starts in July)
  12. Complete push-up, pull-up and 5K app challenges (I seem to need the promise of a virtual medal to inspire me to get off my backside)

These are just my personal goals, to fit in between the children, work, cat, house, garden etc. etc. that fill everyday life. Some of these will be fairly easy for me (the online courses and writing), some will be difficult (budgeting, exercise). I don’t beat myself up if I don’t achieve all my goals, but I like having something to aim for. It motivates me. I find if I don’t set some kind of intention for the year, 365 days will have flown by and I will have nothing to show for it. What about you? Have you set goals for this year or do you prefer to go with the flow? Also, do you know of any good websites or books to learn to crochet? I found some tutorials on Cherry Heart which look helpful and have a couple of old articles. But any additional ideas would be very welcome…

4 thoughts on “Better late than never ~ Personal Goals for 2015

  1. Wow!That is a very busy list of goals, but I think you are already doing well with your writing and blog. You post regurarly which is great. I’m looking forward to reading more about your reading and writing.


  2. For crochet and for knitting, from basics to fancy stitches, I have found that a search on to be really valuable in either reminding me of basics I’ve forgotten or learning new stitches or, in knitting, cast-ons. I learn by watching I think, so it’s so vastly useful to be able to watch someone do it.

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    1. Yes, I forgot about youtube. I’ve been knitting for years, but never seem to get the hang of crochet. I need to sit quietly and persevere for a while. Thanks Daphne.


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