New Years Resolutions {with a link up!}

December 30, 2011

This year, I want my resolutions for 2012 to be different. More attainable, more natural with how I already live and what I know I can do. Things that nag on me that I want to change.

I refuse to put anything about losing weight. I’m just not going to set myself up for failure.

I also don’t want these to become “I didn’t do it so I failed” because if I don’t get to them this year, there’s always next.

And the behavior ones aren’t ever going to be perfect. So there’s that.

And on those high notes :p

For personal goals, I have these:

  • – Live in the moment
  • – Become a more patient, attentive mother
  • – Be a supportive, godly, less nagging wife
  • – To actually hear myself speak – the tone, the words – and to watch what I say
  • – Continue to exercise just for me, not for weight
  • – To not over-think things to death
  • – Learn Spanish
  • – Learn how to cook Indian food
  • – Stop procrastinating so much (this took me the longest time to write so right there I’m off to a bad start)
  • – Work on photography
  • – Become stronger as a Christian woman

For blogging/writing goals:

  • – Remember that not having a niche is ok
  • – To have my heart overflow with excitement and not jealousy at others successes
  • – Remind myself that I write for me
  • – Be a better reader/commenter on your blogs
  • – Use my time on here wisely
  • – Continue to pull in some money for us
  • – Blog more on my faith
  • – Branch out into other areas
  • – Be published. Somewhere.

For life in general:

  • – Grow something without killing it
  • – Replace more of our plastic with reusable things
  • – Curb our grocery bill while still eating healthy
  • – Pay off our car (so close!)
  • – Spend more time together as a couple
  • – Find a church home here
  • – Keep up the traditions we’ve started as a family

So hopefully I’ll look back on this at the end of next year and feel a surge of joy that I was able to attempt, if not do successfully, most of these. Or at least not feel guilty if I don’t.

That seems like another resolution.

Now, here is the fun part! Grab your goal/resolution post (or go write it and come back) and link it up below so everyone can come read.

After I read all of yours I’m going to want to redo this and add a lot more…


  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    January 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Great goals, Diana! And thanks for the link-up! I feel more accountable, now that my goals are posted and linked for the world to see!

  • Misty @ The Family Math

    January 3, 2012 at 8:51 am

    “To actually hear myself speak – the tone, the words – and to watch what I say.”

    I’m adding this to my list. I have become way too thoughtless in the way I speak to my husband, and it’s really hurting our relationship.

    I also love that you are going to be learning to cook Indian food! It’s SOOOOO good when it’s done right. Do you follow Aarti Sequera (sp?) at all? She won Next Food Network Star a few years ago.

  • Plan for Action. [Not my Resolutions] « *straight talk jess*

    January 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    […] I was inspired by my lovely friend Diana to set goals. I could pretty much cut and paste her list (minus learning how to cook Indian food, because yeah notsomuch).  You can link up with her by […]

  • Manda

    December 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Love your goals. I hope you succeed with all of them. I linked up with mine. I too usually make WAY to many goals and then fail miserably. So, this time I made a few simple ones that I can focus on.

  • Leah

    December 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hi! My mom told me about your blog, more specifically this post. I had a meltdown the other day and could relate to your blog name. LOL

    I appreciate your NYE post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’ve linked up to my NYE blog post, though I’ll be posting 2012 goals in another post tomorrow.

    Have a good weekend!

  • Anne-Marie

    December 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Mine is much shorter, because I tend to get really anxious about specific goals. It’s all here…

    I can’t wait to read all about your progress!

  • Kristen

    December 31, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I love the list. If I was going to make a specific list… like – to be checked off as to do – yours would be cut and paste mine. Love it. Happy New Year.

  • Kim

    December 31, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I love this post AND your blog! Just keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s great!

    I linked up, too! 🙂

  • Ruth Hill

    December 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you for this linky. Your blog has grown so much, and I so appreciate your goals!

  • Julie Lynn

    December 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I love your goals and your blog! No guilt, just keep moving forward. Charge! 🙂

  • Alex@LateEnough

    December 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    These are great. I really want to spend my time wiser online and throughout my day. {sigh}

    1. Tracy

      December 30, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      I was thinking the same exact thing!

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As the Wife

    December 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I love that you’re also considering these goals and not resolutions. I feel resolutions are so vague that they set us up for failure. Good luck and happy New Year!!!

  • Charis Brookshire

    December 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Is it ok if i steal one of your goals????

    I too want to blog more about my faith and the journey i have been on with it.

    thank you for reminding me!!


  • Teresa

    December 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I love these goals. I have a hard time with finding patience and I need to work on that, big time! Especially with the young people in my life.

  • Amber

    December 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I’m linking up my post – even though it is more about the tools I am using to give myself a kick in the pants next year. Quite a few of the goals you mentioned are ones I have, too. Even if I didn’t say so on the blog.

  • Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

    December 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    lots of goals – love it – love that yours seem really true to what you want and great goals for life, work and balance!

  • Branson

    December 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I am excited about your goals, because a lot of them are ones I either do have or would like to! So, if you blog as you work on them I am sure to be inspired, lol. I still need to work on my blogging goals… I am in a place right now where I am kind of stuck and I need to figure it out so I can start having fun again! 🙂

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