Ten on Tuesday: 2013 Goals Edition
Don’t you sometimes hear this in your head when you think of goals (or is it just me)?
This week Carole’s starting us off on a forward-looking foot as she’s asked for Ten Goals for 2013. I’m doing a lot of journaling this winter break to really hash out what I want 2013 to look like, but I do know a few goals that I will strive to achieve.
1. Bike 100 miles. Health issues and a bad fall right when I was at the brink of taking on the big ride prevented me from achieving this last year. This year, I’m more determined to get the ride in early. I’m training on my stationery bike and will be ready to hit the road when the weather warms.
2. Visit with Sara to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Yup, our friendship is 30 years old!
3. Explore my local art scene. I confess, I still have a little bitter place in my heart about no longer living in Westchester. I love life with Neal in our little ranch in the woods, but I do wish I had the quick access to NYC that I used to enjoy. It’s time now to embrace the richness (and I hope to find, great variety) of the local art scene.
4. Develop my sketching, collaging, and watercolor skills. Last year I was fortunate to acquire 13 amazing custom books with a sturdy red cover from Stacie. I had planned to sketch my outfit each day, but that fell by the wayside. Now I’m using them to keep a daily journal and will add more and more artwork to my entries.
5. Spread the Christmas holiday prep over the course of the year. I’m going to bring back the Organized Elf (do any of you even remember that project? It was so long ago! Anyway, stay tuned for my ideas about this one).
6. Weave more. I don’t know how much more, but more than I have.
7. Whip my home studio into shape. I spend most of my time in this little back room. Sunday I cleaned and organized, and I want to do even more to make this space absolutely perfect for when I’m crafting words and fiber.
8. Read 52 books. I met my 2012 goal of reading 50 books. 52 is a nice multiple of 13, and I know it is achievable, if it is a little stretch. I read several manuscripts each year for Open Road Writing clients, and I read slews of papers for work. This goal is about reading for my pleasure and enlightenment.
9. Deepen my spiritual practice. I was raised Roman Catholic, even wanting to be a nun until I was about twelve. I converted to the Episcopalian church in my early 30s, but I happened to be at a church that sucked me dry at a time when I needed support and tenderness. Since then, I’ve had a long period without regular church attendance, although I still meditate/pray and wonder (wonder is a key aspect of my spirituality), but I want to make my practice more meaningful.
10. Move FORWARD in contributing to the improvement of my beloved United States. I don’t want to let my post-election thoughts slip away.
What are some of your 2o13 goals?