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Monday, December 29, 2014

A Goal for 2015

At the end of 2013, I set a goal for myself in 2014. I didn't want to lose weight or save money. What I wanted was far more simple than that, I wanted to take the time to appreciate my life. As I reflect back on 2014, I feel like there were seasons where I truly embraced this & made it a priority. For instance, I spent my entire summer home with Ella, without a schedule to follow, just the two of us having a good time. I appreciated the simplicity of being home with her & truly enjoyed what may possibly be the last summer of just the two of us at home. 

Then, I look back at the fall & cringe. I was a hot mess, running from work to practice to practice - getting home at 7:30 every night, just to be up & out the door again by 6:30 a.m. I've fully admitted that I stretched myself too thin & that I regret taking on more than I could chew. It wasn't worth the money I made, nor the frustration that it brought to my life. 

It got me thinking that when I take on extra things, I'm not typically motivated by my passion or a higher calling - I'm usually doing it for the money. It's kind of a sick realization to reach. Knowing that I was willing to give up so much of my daughter's precious childhood to make an extra $1500. It simply isn't worth it for me anymore. It's time to scale back.

Since I've already announced my retirement from coaching & I'm on a "farewell tour" of sorts, I think it's a good time to set a new goal for myself in 2015. In the next year, I plan to... 

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3 comments :

  1. GREAT resolution! It's so true It's definitely hard to scale back but so important I think!

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  2. Awesome goal ... but I think that the key, as you realized is making it a 'goal' rather than a 'resolution'. Make plans, set up milestones and check-in points quarterly and so on.

    But I think it is a great goal - and hope you can do it!

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  3. I totally understand where you're coming from. I too also signed up for things I wasn't always interested in just for money.

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