Sunday, January 18, 2015

Update and Goals/Resolutions for 2015

A quick update on my 2014 goals  --
if you don't remember, they included
(besides the usual exercise more, eat less) these in particular
that I did not accomplish . . . yet:

Learn to knit;
Become a volunteer;
Eat less chocolate (now that one is really impossible)!

Eating less chocolate is not a realistic goal for me!

Sooooo, I am renewing those for 2015
and maybe adding
a little sewing to the knitting  --
a girl can dream, right!!

Daydreaming - Photo from 2013
I actually have made progress on the volunteering.
This year, I am helping out at a medical clinic for those in
need on a monthly basis.  Since I have no real
medical skills (though I can put on a mean band-aid),
I'm stationed at the reception desk welcoming
 clients and handing out the sign-in forms.
I've only been there a couple times, but  my heart is
warmed each time.
Every client is welcomed and provided excellent medical care.
The volunteers are friendly and amazing -- calm and helpful
to those in our community who need medical help and don't have
access to doctors or nurses or eyeglasses, meds, etc. that most of
us take for granted.
And, there have been a number of college-age students who helped out at
every single clinic while school was on break
 and other times during the school year.
Seeing others in our community care does a person good.
You know what else?
I know my Mom would be proud of me.

The knitting -- I kept meaning to check on the knitting classes,
but unfortunately
didn't get that accomplished.
Currently, homework help or review calls my name most evenings
and that along with the ever-present laundry (who's wearing all
these clothes anyway? ) keep me a bit busy.

And you know, decluttering is on my list every year and is still high on my agenda.
My sister is working on her house and I'd like to follow her lead!
I have tossed some old holiday decorations and spent part of the
warmish day today taking down the lights outside our house
and scooping up leaves and mud from the curb.
Not exactly goals - but great to get accomplished!

I'm really going to try hard this year to meet those goals!
I love an odd-numbered year, don't you?
This is the year to get it done and live my best life, right!?! :)
Happy 2015 Y'all!


Lottie said...

Jboo, what a cute blog you have! I read your comment on Thrifty Decor Chick and thought I would visit! Very interesting your volunteer work!

Best wishes,

Jodee said...

Hooray for your new volunteer job. It's always so nice to help those in need.

I need to declutter too. However, laundry always comes first!

You should never limit your chocolate! I'm just sayin'!

Happy New Year to you too!

Laurie said...

Hey... I think if you meet ONE of those yearly goals you're ahead of the game, and I can't think of a more important one than helping others, so GOOD FOR YOU!!! :)

Lisa said...

great goals! I wish I could help you organize. Your house is so beautiful. But I LOVE the volunteering. =)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I did take a knitting class and plan to do it again! I'm obviously not a natural!