Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Resolutions - 15 for 15 - and a quote that aligns with each for good measure

So looking back at last January's blog posts I managed to complete some 3/9 New Year's goals which has me at a rather pathetic 33%. So this year, my goal is to improve my score - even if only by a few percentage points. Here are this year's goals:

1. Complete the 2015 Reading Challenge 
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. ~W. Somerset Maugham  

2. Find a new place to call home and simplify  
Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

3. Master two Yoga inversions
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. ~Bhagavad Gita

4. Visit a new city
Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world, to discover one's very existence 

5. Finish Destinos series (aka learn to speak Spanish) 
Anything can happen child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein

6. Listen more - talk less 
Be curious, not judgmental. ~Walt Whitman

7. Complete the Color Run 
When was the last time you did something for the first time? 

8. Get my (re)imaginings pilot off the ground 
She lets her imagination run away with her.

9. Three hours of not looking at my phone a day  
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling. ~Shani

10. 1 hour of uninterrupted Olivia time a day
Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. 

11. Find more serenity.  
She is clothed with strength & dignity and laughs without fear of the future. ~Proverbs 31.25

12. Register for a class for my Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies Certificate
Respond to every call that excites your spirit. ~ Rumi

13. Take Liv to the 2015 International Children's Festival 
"Our lives are connected by 1000 invisible threads -  along those sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes & return to us as results" ~Melville 

14. Host a gratitude dinner
Be with those who help your being. ~ Rumi

15. Take Olivia to Pride parade
It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.  ~ L.R Knost

My Mantras for this Year: 
Not My Circus. Not My Monkeys. (Polish Proverb)
What Other People Think of Me Is None of My Business. 

Lots of love this new year,