Monday, January 26, 2015

One Little Word: Center

I got the idea for One Little Word from Ali Edwards, she says "I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January - a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life." If you want to read more, click here.

Another great example comes from Elise Blaha, her 2015 word is Shake, read about it here.



I loved this idea when I heard about it, and decided I wanted to join in this year! I've decided that my One Little Word for 2015 will be Center.



I love that it can feel like a different goal depending on how you use it in a sentence. I want to be more centered, but I also want to remember that I am not the center of everything.

I think it will be a great word to keep in mind as I make my way through 2015.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Reflections on my 2014 Goals

Last year I made quite a few goals and resolutions which I wrote about here.



My five main goals/resolutions were:
  1. Get a job in the Engineering field
  2. Donate time & money to a charity you care about. 
  3. Read 15 books
  4. Post a video to my youtube channel at least 3/4 weeks per month
  5. Improve my level of fluency in Dutch& take a formal class

And how did I do?
  1. I did! I started working for a General Contractor (a builder) in Feb 2014.
  2. I didn't do nearly as much as I should have. I did do some donating of money, but not enough donating of time. Really hoping to get better at this one. 
  3. Not even close.. whops!
  4. I almost did this one! I posted about 20 videos over the first half of the year, but I stopped posting in August. I really do hope to get back into it, but with so many hobbies, I can only do so much! (youtube.com/user/carlyfriesen)
  5. I did! I took lessons via skype for about 8 weeks, and got pretty good. I love this language and learning it, but for now I am going to put this goal to rest. (It's just so hard to find a use for Dutch outside of The Netherlands.)
So there it is. My 5 main goals of 2014. I'm sure there were many others I came up with over the course of the year, and many I achieved (or didn't!). There is just so much to be done! 

I am very much looking forward to trying out Elise Blaha's Get to Work Book as a goal setting tracking this year when it comes out in July. Check it out here.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Busy & Goal Setting

My end of December/beginning of January, was pretty darn busy this year.

So much so that I didn't really take any time to sit down and make some goals for the new year. Goal setting, and making resolutions is one of my favourite things to do.  So this year I decided to make my own rules!

I'm going to do all my New Years goals, lists, etc, for February 1st, because why not?!

Here are the things I hope to write about before my own little "new years" of February 1st arrives.
  1. Write 5 New Years Resolutions
  2. Find my own "1 little word" for the year (More info about this idea here)
  3. Write my reflections on last years resolutions
  4. Make a once-a-day or once-a-week art goal for 2015
  5. Share a video about this stuff!
That is quite a bit of stuff I want to write, think on, and share before Feb 1st... BUT things are a lot more settled at the moment. I love this kinda of stuff, and I just need to make the time for it.  

Did you make new years goals? Do you care about making them right at new years, or do you just do your own thing?

Happy 2015 people!

Testing out my new Camera!






Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bye 2014

I'm quite ready to see this year go away. Good Bye 2014. Let's hope 2015 kicks your butt!