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Whew, this thing is dusty! Time to get back in the swing of things…nye

So, here we are. December 31. Tomorrow, 2015 begins. Can you even believe it? For much of the globe it’s already 2015, but Indianapolis has about 8 hours left of this year. Looking back, it was pretty low-key for me. I’m happy, I’m healthy, and I’m ready to begin another great year.

This will be a big year for me; I can just feel it! Not only do I plan to buy a house with my sweetie, I hope to finally get closer to finishing the novel I’ve started (and restarted several times) this year. Speaking of…

Obligatory New Years “Resolutions”

I’d rather call them goals. Goals are dreams with deadlines, right?

  1. Finish saving the down payment and purchase our first home.
  2. Keep working on and (attempt to) finish my first novel. (Oh, and obviously blog more.)
  3. Work harder on my health and fitness – more yoga!
  4. Be more considerate of others when making decisions.
  5. Read at least two books per month.

I think this is a good start. Each of these will make me a better person and help me have a better life, so that is why I’m calling them goals instead of resolutions. The whole resolutions thing to me is hard to follow through with because there’s no accountability. Sure, for the first few weeks we’ll be on fire to stay committed to the resolutions we make today. But then the magic of starting a new year fades away and face it, it’s just another day, another week, another month, and another year gone by. We fall back into our old habits. At least, I know I do.

I’m ready to change that this year. I’m ready to start my 31st year on this planet and make the most of it by working on myself. I want to be a better person, and I’m the only one who can make that happen. So, this list of goals is my attempt to keep myself in check. I’ve set deadlines for numbers 1, 2, and 5. For 3 and 4, I’ll start small and keep it at the forefront of my mind and make them a part of my daily routine.

What are your goals for 2015? How do you plan to carry them out? Share in the comments and let’s help each other make this be the best year yet!

Happy New Year, everyone!