Have you made your Resolutions for 2006 yet? I haven't.
Instead I decided to create Goals for myself. What's the difference? Hmmm, I think attitude. The word "Resolution" or "Resolve" sounds so harsh/hard/difficult. Goal sounds simple/easy/obtainable.
Instead of Resolving to lose weight, my Goal is to eat healthier. This means cutting down to one cup of coffee a day and (gasp) eating fruit. Instead of Resolving to exercise more, my goal is to spend more time outdoors. (Bee allergies/fear really puts a damper on my willingness to be outdoors so this is a major Goal to try to accomplish!)
Instead of Resolving to use up an ample amount of my yarn stash, my Goal is to crochet more items for Charity donation than I did for 2005. (I'm really pumped for this Goal!)
And, my readers, you'll be happy to know that one of my biggest Goals for 2006 is to offer a book filled entirely with my crochet designs and other little tidbits! Of course this will take a great deal of time for me to dedicate to such a project, so I may abandon my journal/blog here from time to time to accomplish this, but I'm sure you'll be understanding and supportive, yes? Oh, and I'll need pattern testers too! (Any volunteers?)
Finally, instead of Resolving to teach more classes, my Goal is to stick my neck out more and submit some National Level Class Proposals. If they're accepted it would fulfill my ultimate goal of finally traveling out of the NY, CT, MA area to pass on my crochet knowledge in person while getting to meet so many of you that I know through various online groups, visitors here at CrochetWithDee, and with the owners of blogs I love to frequent myself. Yes, that would be a great goal to achieve, don't you think?
I like that. Goals. They seem easier to achieve. J