2011 Non-Goals

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What is it about the new year that makes us take stock of our lives and ourselves? Time inevitably moves forward no matter what we do, but there’s just something about throwing the old calendar out and starting the new that makes us all take a closer look. After making my yearly goals (not resolutions) I found myself reading Erin‘s post about the exact opposite – non-goals. And I started thinking about the things that I manage to accomplish fairly well and would hate to change about myself.

  1. Keep finding amazing friends. You have a knack for knowing who you’re going to gel with immediately.
  2. Keep putting family first. They’re always there for you in the end.
  3. Keep having a soft spot for animals. They need you just as much as you need them.
  4. Keep up with the mad organization skills. They always pay off.
  5. Keep on learning, even from the most down and out circumstances. Life is a series of lessons.
  6. Keep trusting. (Maybe just listen to your gut a little more this year.)
  7. Keep taking risks. Even when they seem like safe bets to others.
  8. Keep taking naps. You’re really, really good at them.
  9. Keep staying true to yourself.
  10. Keep not settling. You’ll only regret it if you do.

What things about yourself are A-OK by you?

  • mia

    January 4, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply

    I like your goal about naps! Naps are very important.

  • Julia

    January 4, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

    Naps are always a good idea.

  • The Lil Bee

    January 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm Reply

    That Erin is really onto something. This is the forty millionth non-goal list I’ve seen, and I mean that in the absolute best way possible! It never gets old reading what others find inspiring about themselves and is so refreshing. I did one, too, obvs:) Your #3 and #7 are probably the reasons I like you best, btw. And #10. xo

  • Sara

    January 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply

    erin’s non-goals are lovely 🙂 i would want to take them all for myself but my organization skills have been taken over by my amount of laziness :/

  • corrie

    January 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm Reply

    got on the box 2day to find organizational motivation. Instead, I decided to investigate the hither-to unknown world of blogging. great! another fun way to procrastinate.

  • Natasha

    January 6, 2011 at 7:51 am Reply

    I love this post and am with you on 1 thru 10. 🙂

  • Katelin

    January 6, 2011 at 9:21 am Reply

    I love this idea. Focus on all the things you love about your life instead or minute things that people want to change.

    great list!

    Kate xo


    January 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm Reply

    I like these non-goals. I will adopt a few if you don’t mind!

    Happy New Year!


  • Jessica Lynn

    January 9, 2011 at 8:15 am Reply

    yay for non-goals!!! love this idea!

  • connie

    January 9, 2011 at 10:20 am Reply

    so true, so true. There are so many wonderful things about each of us- it’s good to take stock of them! I’m trying to take things I already do well, but change them up. I exercise 6x a week, but never stretch- so that’s a goal.

  • Carmie of the Single Nester

    January 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm Reply

    Really inspiring resolutions. I especially like #1. Sometimes, people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime so new, wonderful people come along all the time.

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