In my adult life, I've never really been one for resolutions, but I do make goals periodically - I just never start them on January 1. Several examples of goals I've made in the past include: rafting on the river twice over the summer, completing a half marathon, reading/listening to 50 books/audiobooks in one calendar year, and being one of the first five finishers in a particular book challenge.
So, I'm no stranger to goals. In fact, I deal with goals on a daily basis in my work. Every student on my caseload has an IEP (Individualized Educational Program) in which I clearly spell out what I plan to do with them in speech therapy to address their communication needs. I also provide goals that I think the students can achieve within one calendar year and that is what we work towards in therapy.
I've never been one to be vocal or overly public about my goals; I usually tend to just share them with friends on a need to know basis. But, considering that I'm on a quest to find my missing mojo, something I made very public last week, I think some clearly defined goals may be in order and I've decided to be completely open about them here. Apparently, the "floating by the seat of my pants, waiting for opportunities to find me" method I've been relying upon lately isn't working. Basically, it's time to put up or shut up. So, as they say, here goes nothing...
September 22 - December 20
- Do at least ONE thing that is new and adventurous.
- Lose at least 15 pounds more pounds. (I've lost 15 pounds to date, so I'm shooting for a combined total of at least 30 pounds by Dec. 20.)
- Complete my Goodreads 2016 Challenge by reading at least 52 books. (As of this writing, I have completed 46, so I have 6 to go.)
- Do something creative (besides blogging).
- Establish an exercise routine.
What are your autumn goals?
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