Perfect in my Mind

Perfect in my Mind

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goals: 2012


I'm just going to skip the whole "Christmas Recap" everyone seems to have done, and tell you this:  my Christmas was lovely.  I think I must have been a good girl this year, because Santa brought me some pretty sweet stuff.  But, we can talk about that another time.

Right now, I mainly just want to officially pen out my goals for 2012.  Last year I forgot about my "New Year's Resolutions" approximately twelve seconds after I wrote them down.  I don't even remember what they were, but they were probably way good!  What an injustice to myself.  So, this year I am going to be accountable for my self-improvement.  This year I am going to LOVE.

I am a pretty corny person. This, I will openly admit.  I like to watch ABC Family original series.  If you need any recommendations on these, I will gladly oblige.  I just like things that are sappy.  So when I say "this year I am going to LOVE," it's okay if you roll your eyes.  I know that I'm a little ridiculous. 

This year I am going to:

LOVE exercise.  I am going to work out not because I have to--but because I want to.  I don't want taking care of myself to feel like a burden.  I want to feel like when I'm running on the treadmill or attempting to do a push up I am doing something good.  Not something burdensome. 

LOVE reading my scriptures.  I am way good at reading blogs.  I am way good at reading summaries for shows on Netflix.  And I am way good at reading books for fun.  But, you know what?  Sometimes I am not way good at reading my scriptures.  And I need to be.  I want to read them because they make my life better.  They make me feel happier.  They allow me to have the spirit with me.

LOVE my education.  The past few semesters I have just been going to school to get a degree.  This semester, I want to be at school to learn.  I (read:  the government) am (is) spending a lot of money on my education, so I guess I should probably get something out of it.

LOVE my family.  Duh.  I already do.  But I want to be a better wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, etc.  I want to show the people I love how much I love them.

LOVE working.  I need to find a job.  And I need to love that I can contribute the financial well-being of my family.  Sure, I'd rather sit at home and watch my stories on Netflix, but I can do better than that.  I will do better than that.

And . . . that's about that.  I guess I could set some more concrete goals, but I think they would kind of stress me out.

Also.  This is kind of a big week for me.  I haven't had a working vehicle in like . . . five months?  And we're probably getting one for me this week! Wooo!  And I saved my pennies, and bought a new camera!  Which is also coming this week!  I don't really have any other good, braggy news. But thank you for indulging me.

Oh, and I'm thinking of changing my blog URL soon.  Is that okay?  Would you guys, like . . . still read what I write?

Okay.  End rant.


Annette said...

I LOVE your blog and your attitude towards your goals is great! I love corny, too!

Deveny said...

Yeaaaa new post! :)
I swear they need a Netflix Anonymous mtg or something. I just realized I watch it almost every day on either my tv, phone or kindle. lol

Alexis Kaye said...

YES! I love your goals! I think it's better to LOVE what you're doing instead od just doing it because it's the right thing. I read scriptures recently and it said something like if you give something away grudgingly, it's as if you kept it for yourself. It's a stretch but I think our attitude is everything.

hopelds said...

You let us know where your new blog is, and we will continue to following your rants.

And you are perfectly right about loving things we do - makes them SOOO much more fun!

Emma Frances said...

I LOVE this idea! To LOVE the things that we should be doing! :] Also, if there are any good ABC Family series on Netflix or Hulu that you'd like to recommend then I'm all for the recommendations!

Sara Shoemaker said...

this is so Not corny!!! That is a great way to organize your resolutions; all centered around love. I made my own little list but maybe I should put them online so I can be held accountable for them :P

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Annette said...

Chelsea, check out my blog at you might find it of interest. ;-)

Kylie said...

I love your goals to love what you do :) Haha! Also, of course we'll still read. I'm thinking about changing the *name* of my blog....would you still read if I did?