In 2008, I made 17 goals and completed 14.
In 2009, I made 17 goals and completed 7.
In 2010, I made 20 goals and completed 14.
In 2011, I made 18 goals and completed 13.
In 2012, I made 17 goals and completed 12.
In 2013, I made 16 goals and completed 8.
Thatâ€™s an average of 17.5 goals a year. In the last 6 years, Iâ€™ve always had my goals mostly drafted up by November of the previous year. After ending such a long relationship, Iâ€™ve unmarried myself to so many projections of my future that I feel pretty rootless right now. It surprises me that Iâ€™m relearning who I am because one of the biggest facets of my personality is that I’m very goal driven. This free floating existence Iâ€™m living right now is surprising me.
This year, Iâ€™m going to strive towards only five. I hope to learn how to relax and how to breathe. I will channel the butterfly and see what pretty flowers I land on with the space I cleared out.
(In 2014, I resolve to go to Greece, visit four new states, save some money for parentsâ€™ retirement gift fund, pay down almost one half of my student loans, and read fifty books.)
photo credit: Thomas Chen Photography