Sage words from Kit DeLuca. Remember when every title on this blog was a movie quote? Or remember when this was a blog I actually updated and wrote? Yea, me either.
I typically hate NYE resolutions or goals. They seem pretty contrived to me. Very empty and not genuine. Yet here I am about to write a goal list for the coming year. Scratch that, it’s really just a 1st quarter goal list. I’m writing it here because that was what this blog was put here for in the first place. For my thoughts. For myself. I got caught up in having good images and optimizing my titles and caring who read and how often I posted. But all that seems so silly now. I have thoughts in my head today, so I figured I might as well use this space to air them – for myself. Hitting publish is just because I have such amazing friends through blogging, and they are wonderful and supportive cheerleaders. So including them in my thoughts seems wise.
Test for my Blue Belt. Earn my Blue Belt.
I am about 10 weeks away from being eligible to test for my blue belt. A lot has to happen for me to be ready to test. My coaches need to decide I am ready and I need to be mentally/physically able to spar for the test. Martial arts isn’t something I ever knew I wanted to do. It does not come naturally to me – at all. It surprises me each and every day that I walk onto the mat that I am actually there doing it. This Winter I even started doing some Ju Jitsu classes. It is all so foreign to me. I don’t have to test to keep taking classes. At any time I can “plateau” where I am and just keep practicing and learning. I think that time will come for me. Sparring scares me and I pretty much hate it. But I enjoy pad rounds and learning and being stronger. Right now I am a purple belt. I want to test for blue. Will I test beyond blue – I don’t know. For now I am committing that I want to test for blue. So chin down, hands up. I need to work hard the next few months if I want to be ready.
Team Mighty Oakes – Fight for Air Climb
The climb is in March. I want 20 people on our team and to raise $2500. We kicked ass last year, I want to kick more ass this year.
Women’s Self Defense
My friend Jessica is an expert in Women’s Self Defense. She already runs several seminars a year and teaches classes – but in 2014 she wants to grow her business and help more people learn. I want to help her to do this and I want to personally host a class for my friends. I want to know that the women in my life stand tall and strong and are not victims.
This is the hardest goal or thought on here. What next in my life? I am very happy being a stay at home mom. I do not want a full time job out of the home….but I do want something. I just don’t know what that looks like. I have friends who are running amazing charities/foundations – can I help with this? I have tons of friends in OKC who work towards the betterment and growth of OKC – can I help? How? I have friends who own their own businesses – do I have ant skills they need? I want to do morning carpool and afternoon carpool and I want to stick with my marital arts training. So yea – my time is limited by those (all be it somewhat selfish) things. I am not ashamed of what I do – I am happy with my contribution to my family, however when people ask me what I do I get uncomfortable. I am realizing it is because I feel I am able and ready to do more, to take on more. So I need to figure that out. People say that when you put thoughts out there, things present themselves. So here I am just putting it out there and seeing what thoughts/ideas manifest.
So there you go. Goals. I have some.