Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Goals for 2012

Happy New Year to you all.  I have had a pretty slow start to the year as I've been feeling under the weather.  However, I've been giving some thought to goals for 2012.  Note that these aren't "New Year Resolutions".  I try to make my goals achievable, even though I'm aware that I only achieved 1 out of the 3 I set myself last year.  With my commitment to my degree and its associated low income, overseas travel is pretty much out of the question, so I've retired my goal to go to Australia for now.  Likewise, learning to rollerblade is still there but I have to practical about what I can and can't do.

So this is my list for 2012 - and hopefully, this time next year, I'll be able to say I've done them.

1. Use technology more to improve my health and fitness.  There are masses of podcasts and free apps out there that I could hook into, but I just haven't done so.  I have an iPod and an iPad, and I need to make better use of them.

2. Take up Pilates or yoga.  I have done these before, but not in this past year and I think my flexibility has suffered.  I have a chronic back problem so need all the help I can get.

3. Make an effort to complete some (at least some!) of the partly completed creative projects I have - there are several half-knitted sweaters and as many partly-made quilts.  Even though I am acquiring new interests through my studies and exposure to other arts and crafts (such as the paper clay class I'm going to do later this month), fabric and fibre remain my first loves.

What are your goals for 2012?