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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Who do you want to be at the end?

I approached goal making a little differently this year. If you couldn't tell from the rest of this blog, I am a huge believer in making goals. Sometimes I feel like people must think I'm a lot cooler than I actually am because if I actually achieved all of those goals, I would be pretty awesome. The truth is that most of my goals go unmet. In fact, I'd say I probably reach 50% of my goals. So this year as I was thinking about what I should do for making goals for the New Year, I almost decided not to make any. I know that we'll have a new baby pretty close to the beginning of the year and I have no idea how I'll adjust to motherhood. As much as I'd like to say that I'll slide into Motherhood like it was made for me, I really just have no clue. I have no idea how I will recover. I have no idea what kind of baby she'll be (other than mine and so loved). I have big dreams, but I recognize that babies make a whole new life for you. 

So as I was thinking about all this, I was all set to give myself a free pass for the year of 2018. No goals. Just focus on being a good mom. However, I kept coming back to one question that I couldn't let go of, "Who do I want to be at the end of 2018?" 

Just that one question was enough to reframe my whole idea of the goals I wanted to make for the year. I may not know how I will adjust to motherhood and I have no idea what kind of curve balls that 2018 is going to throw at me, but I do know who I want to be at the end of it. 

So I sat down with a sheet of paper and wrote down all the categories I wanted to focus on and centered them around who I want to be at the end. I wrote down who I want to be. Then, instead of just making a bunch of random goals, I made a set of goals that will hopefully lead me to become that person. The goals themselves don't matter so much as what I hope that they will help me to accomplish. 

Hopefully, at the end of 2018, I can sit down and look at the goals I made and recognize the growth that I've made rather than how many goals I accomplished or resolutions I "kept". 

What are your goals for 2018? Who do you want to be at the end of 2018?

Click here to print your own watercolor goal sheet!
-Blank (watercolor only)
-With Categories included (same as mine above)

I recommend writing your goals above the categories on the sheets since there might not be room at the bottom :) 
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