So as I explained last year – I don’t really do the resolution thing.
I think they’re awesome. But they stress me out.
So instead I make goals. Things I’d like to accomplish in the year.
(These are bloggy/sewing/career related. Cause yeah, I still need to work on cleaning my house better and losing more weight and actually exercising. some. day. But those are different posts.)
But I’m sitting here not-so-thrilled with myself after reading through last year’s Stuff I’d like To Do post.
I didn’t do so good.
We did not become besties.
I think I need to get over the fact that this thing is a hassle to get out of the box every time I want to use it and start setting it up more.
I need to MAKE all those cute dresses I’ve pinned instead of lurking around ModCloth waiting for things to go on clearance.
My List of Pinterest things to make?
I made one and a half.
I do feel like I’ve done well making the blog a happy place.
I love posting here. I love you visiting here.
This blog is the most satisfying thing I’ve done outside of my family in my life.
But my big “DREAM” thing from last year? Keeping it real here friends . . . .
It did not happen.
I did not submit a book proposal.
Not to one publisher.
And you know why?
I didn’t make it a priority.
I let my fear get the best of me.
I didn’t want it bad enough.
Despite all my blathering last year about overcoming fear and feeling like it’s better to try and fail then to not try . . . I did not try.
How embarassing is that to admit.
This year is going to be different. I can feel it already.
I’ve got plans and dreams and ideas for this year and I’ve already dived in.
No putting things off and saying I will do it “tomorrow”.
BIG Projects around the house are getting done.
Patterns are in the works.
This year I am going to submit that proposal.
I am tired of wishing I was accomplishing more – and watching others acheive their goals while I stay in the same place.
I am not going to let my fear stop me.
I found a quote that I love – and I think it will help me remember my goals this year.
It’s by Eleanor Roosevelt.
This is my goal this year.
Ok – maybe not something scary every day.
That could get a little crazy. I’d like to still have all my hair by the end of 2013.
But I am definitely going to get myself in gear this year and go for some big dreams!
On the off-chance that maybe you’ve felt the same way – or maybe you just like to bungee jump or watch a lot of Freddie Krueger movies – I’ve made this into a printable for you to download.
It’s sized at 8 1/2 x 11 so you can easily trim it down to an 8 x 10 and pop it into a frame.
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If you’ve made it all they way through this – you get a gold star. And thanks for sticking around while I ramble. :)
Oh – and I almost forgot one from last year – the “get-more-pretty-shoes” goal.
Yeah. I’ve done pretty spectacularly in that department. ;)
So what do you think? Do you make resolutions or goals?
And what do you do when you don’t accomplish them? I’d love to hear any tips you have to stay motivated!!