Thoughts for 2015

So, sneaking this post in on a Friday when very few people read LOL.  I don’t mind setting goals for a year. It’s no secret that I like to set monthly goals or other types of goals just go give me some kind of focus, otherwise I am like a bee flying around everywhere landing on every different flower.

This is just a list of ideas of things I would like to happen this year or to do.  Some things I can’t make happen, but I would like them to happen. Other things I can help along or just plain old do.

1. Create.  This is a big one for me this year.  I am a creative person. I spend most of my day being noncreative with my job and I don’t like that. Not that my job isn’t important, but it doesn’t do much for the soul. This year is going to be about creating things, whether that is the garden, furniture, new friendships, or hobbies.  Whatever.  I guess this would be my word for the year if I were to choose one.

2.  Eat a lot more vegetables.  I get so stuck on the same veggie all the time, which would be the broccoli, and after making a vegetable tian for Christmas, it made me want to get more veggies in forms I like.  I am not the biggest fan of veggies in general, which is why I made the Great Veggie Experiment. I need to get back to that.  I am thinking about getting a spiralizer with a gift certificate I got.

3. New volunteering.  For the last 2 plus years I did literacy tutoring.  Now that I am not doing that anymore, I want to find some other volunteer opportunity. I think I need one with less time committment. The tutoring was 2 hours a week every week!  That’s a lot of time. Anyway, I will be researching the opportunities and try a couple before settling in.

4. Hiking.  It’s back!  The goal I never did last year.  No excuses.  There are some really great trails around here and we are going (Linda – I will take you up on your hiking offer 😀 )

5.  2000 miles on the bike.  This actually shouldn’t be too hard since it is a pretty normal biking season, but last year with the house remodel in the fall we ended up losing some bike time.  What was that I just said about hiking???

6. Sell the old house.  Okay, I can’t make that happen, per se, but we really need that to happen.  I know it will, but please let it be sooner rather than later.

7. Change up my wardrobe.  I am a thrift shopper, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be stylish. With so much rehab, I pretty much wear jeans and t-shirt or thermal shirt with a fleece jacket all the time. I am not a fashion plate, but I have been feeling downright frumpy lately. So, I will be thrift/sale shopping to be a little more stylish.  The key is to actually *wear* that stuff on a day to day basis. Since I work from home, there is no reason even for me to change out of jammies – although I do 😀  – but I could stand to look a little more put together.

I think is a good place to start 2015 from.

Note: I am not even putting wallpaper removal on this list, even though there are still 3 rooms, a foyer, stairwell and hallway all to be depapered this year. 😀   That’s just going to happen. 

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18 thoughts on “Thoughts for 2015

  1. Shelley B

    Good goals! We share one (I just wrote my post for Monday – you’ll figure out which one then). 🙂

    I was thinking that you are creative with your gardening, but I can see how you might want to do more. Fun house projects would fit the bill…or you could take up knitting! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, I think we can cross out biking 2000 miles for you? If that is your goal, however, I will come out there and bike with you! And I don’t think you have a second house to sell 😀

      I will guess veggies or volunteering?

  2. Kim

    I love your goals!! I know that you will be able to sell your house this year!
    In the winter I’m pretty blah in my dressing – fleece is the norm!!!

  3. E. Jane

    Great goals! I did some myself for 2015…on my blog. No, they’re not resolutions. Goals seem much more realistic to me. My best to you in 2015.

  4. debby

    That’s an impressive group of goals. I hear you on the dressing. Since most days I am home alone, not even too many neighbors seeing me, I can dress pretty darn frumpy (and comfortable.) But lots of times I will just dress a little nicer, just to feel better about myself. Its not that I even look in the mirror. Just nicer clothes.

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t have to be dressed to the nines, but when John looks nicer than I do on a daily basis, it’s time for a change.

  5. Helen

    You are very creative and it will be fun for me to see what you do with that in 2015! And I’m crossing fingers, toes and sending vibes and saying prayers that you sell that house soon!

    As someone who has to dress all the time, I wish for weeks where I could wear yoga pants and a cute top every day lol! I guess there’s a middle ground, right?

  6. Fran

    Oh I love all your plans for this year and I can’t wait to read your stories about it. Especially look forward to hiking reports.

    I have to dress up for work every day so when I don’t have to work I usually wear jeans and a sweater, when I get home after work I usually change into sweatpants, tshirt and sweatjacket. But I think it’s a good idea however. After having off 2 weeks from work and wearing jeans all the times except for Christmas and New Year’s Eve I am ready to dress up again.

  7. Linda E.

    Well I am all in, for the hiking goal! I also plan to try and be more creative this year, which is a grand goal as I am nit crafty at all. Starting with thoughts on home decorating…hhhmmmm

  8. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    A nice variety of goals. I’m especially eager to see what comes across regarding vegies as I sense some bonus to me for that one! LOL.

    When I worked I spent a lot of my free time involved in volunteering. Now that I am retired, I find I prefer event-related opportunities that may (or not) be time-intensive, but short-term. I can’t seem to balance my life with long-term commitments. Funny, you would think long-term would have been more difficult while I was working, but not so.

    Thanks for all the inspiration you bring, Lori. I’ll take a moment each time I read your blog to put speedy house sale thoughts out there.

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