Well, nearly two months have passed already into this new year and I'm letting you in on my second resolution. Every year I tell myself I'm going to have goals and check them off to see what I have accomplished by the end of the year. I never do and when the year is done I'm left wondering... what have I accomplished?! That's not to say that I don't accomplish things within the year it's just harder to see one's progress if you don't have it written out. So, in order to make my 2013 goals more tangible I'm going to post them here. I may need to update as I don't have them all gathered at the moment.
Goal #1 Learn a language.
I should qualify this a bit. I want to learn a language to the point where I could confidently, if not haltingly carry on a conversation. The Spanish language is a part of my heritage and I would like to know how to speak that language and pass it on to my daughter. After taking 3 years of Spanish in high school and one semester in college, I still can't speak spanish to save my life. Granted, I did fair "ok" when Marc and I were in Spain, but I'd like to do better than ok. This goal is currently in it's early stages as Mom, Sara and I are working on Rosetta Stone. It's supposed to be the best to learn from on your own so it's a start!
I'm also working to learn ASL. Teaching Mila baby sign language helped get me started. ASL is something I've always wanted to learn and this was the perfect opportunity. I already make faces when I talk anyway! :) Now it's just putting the right faces with the right signs!
Goal #2 Go somewhere I've never been before
This should be a goal for every year. Even if it's only one new place in the state of Colorado! We live in a big world that is continually becoming smaller through social media and new technology but if we don't get out there and experience it for ourselves it will only seem bigger!
Goal #3 Teach Mila how to hunt for Easter Eggs
Gotta include the smaller goals too! Easter is only a month away and this year Mila can walk and hunt for eggs. The other day she had her little shapes bucket and she loved tossing the shapes into it. It got me excited to see what she'll do for Easter!
Goal #4 Plant a garden
This goal also involves getting our backyard in order so that's the meat of the goal including a new deck and replanting our lawn (preferably as an environmentally friendly and sustainable to drought) so there's a lot to do on this one.
... work on more goals :)
I'll keep you updated on how these goals progress. Make a list of your own! It feels good to cross things off.