I opted to chose four specific areas of my life that I wanted to improve, alter, or do. Overall, I want to focus on health and happiness this year. I want to be committed to working hard and being focused on growing in these areas.
-Schedule routine doctor appointments
-Follow an 80/20 balance with Paleo/non-dairy lifestyle
-Run another half marathon
-Run a race for charity
-Stop spending, start saving
-Take steps to improve photography & print pictures
-Keep a stocked refrigerator
-Give back/to more often
All of the above are areas in which I felt I "failed" or should have done better last year. In some ways, I believe that these are all very selfish commitments. No mention of D or family; however the undertone is to be a better, healthier person overall. I know that being healthy (and continuing my favorite hobbies, such as running) help me to be a happier partner. A stocked fridge assists the both of us in eating well and out less. Spending less and paying more towards debt helps me get closer to putting our family in a more comfortable financial position for the future. Being a better version of yourself impacts others in your life.
I know that I am completely capable of working hard and being committed to improving these areas of my life. I'm determined not to lose focus on my commitments after February, so I'm also implementing mini-goals (and was inspired by Nicole) for each month.
And now, it is time to begin again. It is time to grow and live. And live I will.