Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Year of Balance

It's a new dawn.
It's a new day.
It's a new life.
For me
And I'm feeling goooooooooood.

Thank you Mr. Buble for crooning me a songspiration for this 2011 year.

Change, it is a comin'. I've got plans. And unlike every other year, I'm going to try and not set myself up for failure. Because me, once overwhelmed, equals paralyzed, equals quitter. Let's just not for this year. Suz needs a win.

I've never themed my years before, but since I spent all of December saying, "I feel so out of balance!", it became my mantra before this year even began. Thought I should claim the good and get some balance going whilst currently unparalyzed.

Accountability is what's going to win this. And while I think I can hold myself accountable in my own mind, we all know that doesn't work for long. So I'm putting pen to paper (or fingers to keypad really) and putting it out there for my eyes to witness and anybody else's who happens to come across this little blog (you 4 faithful readers rock!).

At the end of each month I'll do a synopsis of each of my Areas of Balance (my creativity has obviously been tapped) and see what's working, what needs a little help, and what I may be bombing on. Feel free to join me with your own AOB's and/or lend some advice this way.

Here's the foci for 2011 in no particular order. I'm keeping it simple. And while I have personal smaller goals under the big headings, I'm just limiting the lofty goals to ONE per AOB.

Read the Bible in a year. Found a great tool (via Annie) that allows 5 slacker/catch-up days a month. You are speaking my language, dear Bible tool.

Definitive weekly exercise plan. This will change up a lot which is what my BORED WITH ALL THINGS EXERCISE self needs. 3 day minimum. 5 day preferred.

Allocate specific time/days weekly to work just on Grace Graffiti - the little side business dream that sprang to life in 2010.

Once a month, Akins 6 only, pure fun at tbd location.

Creativity on the dating front. Once a month.

Beginning the year debt-free. Detailed monthly budget and sticking to it.

Cleaning plan. Daily. Weekly. An out-of-sorts house = An out-of-sorts me. This includes the business of the house also: menu planning, grocery shopping, laundry, etc.

So there I/you have it. Layed out for the world to see.

Ok, 2011, big bear hug just for you. Here we go...


Mewwitt (a.k.a. Kara) said...

One of my 2011 goals is to read thru the Bible, too - let's hold each other accountable (seriously - I need to be held accountable). We can do it!

I'm not gonna join you on the whole exercise thingy ... I'd like to but I'd jump straight into overwhelmed. So I'll cheer ya on from the sidelines.

And could you be a lamb and gently encourage my husband on the whole "one date a month" goal? We'll watch your kids if you watch ours. Deal? Deal!

Rachael Lee said...

The Lee's would love to watch the Akin kiddos once a month for date-nite...I'd get some BFF time in with Ruthie! (We'll take Nora, too and have ourselves a date-nite day care). You gots a good plan going on.