I started thinking about my 2013 goals on the way to Ohio. During our trip I decided to chose CREATE as my "one little word" for 2013 and use this word to frame my goals for the year.
In the freshmen seminar class I taught about setting SMART goals. Your goals and their corresponding objectives should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and have a Timeline.
The timeline for all of my goals is one year, and I plan to check on my progress and blog about my goals every three months.
Here are my goals for 2013:
1. Create a healthy lifestyle for me and my family:
Plan healthy dinners for my family and try new recipes.
Track my calories for at least one month.
Focus on eating more fruits and vegetables each day
Exercise at least 3 times a week.
Lose 10% of my current weight.
2. Create balance between work, family, and fun:
I joined a local Stamp Club for fun. Besides this, I do not have set objectives for this goal. This one I will have to figure out as I go through the year.
3. Create (literally):
Find time to scrapbook or stamp each week.
(Re)learn to sew
Submit at least 3 cards for online or magazine publication