Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?
optimal physical health. As I get older it becomes more apparent to me how much I want to be around for a long time.
Decide if I want to retire or not. Major decision. But I think I am ready for it. I want to try some different things while I still am healthy.
Who knows where I will be next year? Wherever it is, I want to be with Abby, and I want to be a part of a synagogue I'm willing to commit to for the long haul.
I think that one of my goals that I would like to accomplish is to at least have a finished draft of my new book and get casted in one of the mainshows at JMU. I am going to audition for the Theater Department in less than a month from now and by this time next year I will hopefully I will successfully be casted in one of the main shows. Even if its an extra, it will be something. I also hope to have a good hold on my next novel and even in months after that, have it published!
I want to find a new home with my boyfriend and settle into the life we are planning together. Hopefully be a fiance by this time next year.
It might seem simple-minded but I would love to be in a relationship as great as the one I just left. Those were the best three years of my life.
By this time next year I would like to have transcribed or reviewed all past journals and have a good start on my "memoir". I want to leave a footprint.
I'd like to have a full time job doing something I love. This could possibly include being an attorney, but is highly unlikely.
I would like to have a full time job and be starting my life off
By this time next year, I want to be a more consistent writer - to publish under my own name on a regular basis. It's past time to leave the swamp of procrastination and perfectionism.
I'd like to graduate and get a job. Simple. Oh and have a car.
I would like to have a regular exercise regime. This is important to me so that I am physically and mentally fit as I grow older and so that I can be a role model for my children.
Be a mother, a good one at that =)
I would like to weight 150 pounds. This would put me the "normal" range for me. I feel so much better when I don't have the extra weight, both physically and mentally.
I would like to write more this year. So I will set the goal of writing at least once a month. By the end of the year, I will have 12 pieces of writing to show for myself.
I'm always so busy. I'd just like to find more time for myself. To go to the museum, take a yoga class, just not always be so rushed.
I would like to be climbing again. I've made tremendous progress healing my shoulder, but I sorely miss the grrrr that I've only ever found climbing and giving birth.
I would like to live a more simple and less stressfully life and learn to stop and enjoy the little things . It's important as I'm always finding something to do and at the end of the day I'm dead.
I wish to catch, and, if possible, bring to justice, the people who stole so much of my cherished property from my storage space. More than anything else in this world, it is my goal and my aim. To do so will require more money than I have, so that becomes an ancillary goal--to increase my earning capacity. Not easy at my age; but not impossible, I must believe, either... I will feel as though I have taken a positive action against those who have wronged me, and not been the passive object of malfeasance as I have been for much of my life.....
I would like to lose weight to be healthy. It's not about being thin and attractive, I just need to feel better - be more active, because I only have this one life and this one body, and I don't want to waste it.
I'd like to have settled in to life at Cambridge. There is so much there that I'm excited about. The societies, the social scene and, of course, not forgetting the academics. It's such an amazing place, but at the moment such a dream to me. So many people say that Uni is when you make your friends for life. I do kind of already feel as if I have friends for life, but at the same time I can't wait to meet these wonderful people that I'll make friends with. I also need to buckle down and keep my focus on work, and achieving a good degree. Going to one of the top medical schools in the world is an absolutely incredible opportunity, and I just hope that I can make the most of it.
Be in better health, physically and mentally. It's important to me so I can be there for my boys.
A new roof on my house so that the ceiling does not fall on my head.
The feeling of love. Falling in love with my girl. Loving my sons, loving my mother, my brothers, my relatives, my friends...
Autonomy. Attaining my divorce means an opportunity to truly become my own person, my own self manifest.
deep love & comfort with myself. acceptance and approval and adoration for all i have achieved.
I would like to find a means of incorporating mindfulness as a practice into my everyday life. I hope to find more tools that make it a practice and not just a concept. This is important to me because I want to feel more grounded and present. I want experience life more fully and not be so distressed by relatively small things that I can't change.
I would like to have done another challenge (like my recent half marathon), I am thinking a triathalon. This is important to me as I think it is nice to set challenges and achieve things you possibly never thought you would before. Also would like to see myself in a new job, probably doing the same thing but in a company I am interested, this is important for my general wellbeing!!!!!!!!!
I hope to find my way of thinking about my life and how I feel towards others to a better understanding, I feel I have lost my way of feeling towards other, I have really been hurt and have pushed people away, want to find new friends and get back with old ones.
I hope I'll have moved to a new place. I hope I'll have completed at least one personal illustration project. If I can't manage to do either I shouldn't feel bad. Future me, stay strong and keep being amazing!
My problem with alcohol. I wouldn't say I'm an alcoholic, but I am definitely a risk drinker. When I gave up booze for a few months earlier this year, I didn't even notice its absence after a while. I was happier, healthier, more productive, slept better. Yet here I am again feeling guilty for all the nights out where I come stumbling home in the early hours. The whole of the following day is written off due to the hangover. I need to wake up to the fact that I am the son of an alcoholic who died as a result of it. I need to wake up to the mortal danger of being apathetic to my own drinking issues. It won't magically get better by itself.
I want to achieve a closer relationship with my oldest son. I made many foolish mistakes when I was his age and it's taken me most of my life to find the happiness that I have now. I don't want him to have to struggle with life like I did.
I would like my new business to grow exponentially. It has grown from an idea to a real 'thing' this year, and I'd love to help it become the 'next big thing.' I have learned so much along the way and think this process will help me become a successful, happy, proactive human being.
I want to achieve the goal of finding a major. I'd like to know what I want to do with my life. This is important because I am tired of persisting on with a path that has unknown values. I want to be decisive for once in my life.
I can barely figure out what I want to be doing two months from now, forget one year from now. Ideally, though, there are a few things. A) Figure out a topic for my PhD thesis, without too much of Ramana's help. Something nice and computational, which I can sink my teeth into to keep me occupied for a while. B) Figure out my life here. I don't really enjoy myself in IISER, I think. It seems to be more of a series of distractions to keep myself from figuring out how damn depressed I really am. So if I can find a fun bunch of people to do music, or anything else with, that'll be good. People are here currently, but their interests and mine diverge significantly. There's no one really for me to talk to on an intellectual level here, about things that I'm thinking about. It's quite frustrating. If I can figure that out, even if I don't figure out my thesis, I'll be much much happier.
I'd like to establish a daily spiritual practice and a regular exercise routine. I feel that these things can help me establish a solid foundation for balanced life. As I feel more grounded in my practice, I hope that I'll be better able to navigate my unique path toward making a meaningful contribution to world.
I would like to advocate for a raise for myself. I do a lot of work for my organization and have had a direct impact on making change here. I think I deserve recognition for this.
I'd like to get myself into a graduate program of some sort. I want to be the best me that I can be. It isn't far from my mind that I'd like to convince my Girlfriend to marry me by then as well...
I want to graduate and have my LSW and a job. (I know that's three things but they're all tied together.) Okay: one thing. GRADUATE. I am so ready to have a master's degree, to be done with school for a while. To start paying off my loans. And okay, finish paying off the loans. I'm ready to have my life slow down and do one thing instead of three, to have time and money and energy to spend on those I love. I can't imagine how I'll feel May 3.
I would like to have my shooting group a full-fledged business bringing in a profit of three times what it takes to run, with 2 employees and have several 'satellite' groups in other states. It is important because I will be able to reach a significant number of women all through the United States that want to learn how to protect themselves and their families and show them the world of firearms. It is also important because I will have taken something that wasn't even a consideration 1.5 years ago into a realized dream.
By this time next year i really hope that I will be routinely going to the gym. I started going again yesterday and i love the way I feel after working out, and really want to see myself in ideal physical condition.
I hope to get top surgery during this coming year. Not only will it be a relief for me physically, but I will hopefully feel more like I am fully living in my own body and able to do the things I want to do without always worrying about my chest. I think it will do a lot for my self esteem. I also want to get into a social work program!
I would like to be mentally stable and I don't want to be on academic probation anymore.
By this time next year I hope to have my BA in German. This is important as I've been working on it for four years now and want it done. It's time.
getting my life organized would be awesome. we are in the process of dumping some very needy real estate. this will free up some time and aggrevation. dumping some of the things we hold onto is a dream i'd like to turn into a goal for next year.
I want to have graduated from graduate school by this time next year. It will have been three years by that point, and I'm officially ready to be done. Also, I would like to have figured out what my next step will be. Whether it's applying for a PhD or to law school, I want to have a better idea of what I want to do next.
Get past all the mishagas in my head
I would like to be able to read Hebrew quickly and accurately, and learn what it means without looking at translations. Moreover, I want to learn Torah trope. I am one of the lay prayer leaders (a Shalia Tzibbur) of my synagogue, leading Shacharit services and morning Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. I have memorized prayers and melodies, and I learn how to chant Torah by listening to recordings of Torah portions sung by knowledgable members of my congregation. I would like to be independent, not relying on transliterations and other people when I'm invited to chant Torah. I'm on my way to the fluent reading of Hebrew having started this summer. I set up lessons with one of our Torah trope teachers, and I'm thrilled to being this study. Why is this important? This is a way to reach more deeply into my spiritual practice. This is a way to stand at the bima and live in the fire of those words dancing off the scroll. My congregation is having a Torah scribed this year and I've written one letter on this parchment. Our scribe is also repairing and cleaning our older Torahs and last night, I and my Ritual Committee friends sewed our Rosh Chodesh Torah back onto the Atzei Chayim. Having this closer relationship with the Torah is very special Being able to chant regularly from our new Torah, the Torah I helped fasten to its holder, and the Torah we use regularly will be a great blessing and will fill my spirit. These Torahs will become a part of me. I feel this will deepen my connection to my tradition. I'm a Jew by Choice and all of this will bring me even closer to the tradition I returned to, for it is believed that converts were Jews who were born by accident to non-Jewish families. Does this help explain why?
Finish writing and revising my book and land an agent. This is something I've always wanted to do since I was a kid--to see my name on the bookshelf next to my favorite authors. These days it will likely be in a list on my e-reader, but either way, the result would be the same. I may not derive a total career out of writing books... but I have stories to get out there.
Have an indoor gardening system to produce not only tomatoes and herbs but lettuce, garlic and other crops.
Being a mother. Because I wasn't put on this earth to shop!
Have our house and finances in order, organized, and under control. My wife manages most of this due to my travels and it places a great deal of stress on her. If we can have this completed, then it will remove a great deal of burden off her shoulders.
I would like to get into a PHD program in South Africa and finish my master's degree. It is my "next step" and I am determined to get there. I would also like to write a thesis I can be proud of, and begin incorporating creative writing into my regular routine. I guess when you said "one thing," I realized how many more than one I want to achieve. I also want to be more confident, which I think will be the baseline for achieving everything else.
I want to be better at my work - I hope to have been able to push myself to read more, to take classes, to think more critically....to go on automatic less and be more deliberate. I like what I do and I do it well but that may not be enough right now and it won't work for the future - I need to re-engage and pursue excellence.
Find a partner/ husband who lives his life in a way that complements mine and vice versa. To multiply my joys and divide my sorrows.
I have got to get into better physical shape. It is the only part that is now limiting me from having it all working in the right direction.
I'd like to achieve workplace stability - something I haven't had in years. I'd also like to somehow learn to be more patient.
By this time next year I want to be living in Israel ..OS sooner...
I would like to have zero projects (crafts or otherwise) hanging over my head. There should be more time to Purley enjoy instead of stressing about incomplete projects.
The points am about to make are "hygiene factors" which cause interference in the life of my family and prevent us from concentrating on the important issues: I would like to help my teenage girls gain independance by helping them get their drivers licenses and finding part time jobs. I would like to help my husband and myself attain a healthy weight and good level of physical fitness by getting into a routine of regular excercise and balanced eating. (this goes for my children of course). I really want to REMOVE the clutter from my home and ESPECIALLY my basement so the kids can use the space.
I would like to become more responsible with money. (I would also like to be making more money! But the truth is that no matter how much you make its on you to spend responsibly). I want to be making smart moves with saving and investing and not constantly feeling like I am living paycheck to paycheck. Its time to grow up and start thinking more critically about my spending and saving habits.
I want to stabilize our home and our realtionship with Nicole. It is important to me that our home is again our sanctuary, and that we don't allow her to be rampantly disrespectful. If she needs to move back in with her mother in order to accomplish that, so be it.
I would like to take the next step in my professional career. Not sure what that means or looks like. Next year at this time, I want to feel like I have grown in a significant way, been promoted, accomplished something big in the industry or made a career change. It is important to me to take this next step to continue to grow and to continue to make an impact on others. My professional career is very important to me and so rewarding. However, right now I feel confused as to where or what to do next.
I want to incorporate more quiet time into my daily life, which will allow for reflection and renewal.
By this time next year I would like to feel at peace with the decisions I've made and be completely confident that God's plan for me is good. I would like to practice being a good and supportive wife to my husband and celebrate his birthday with him in style.
I would like to be physically fit. I've put my own needs on the backburner for nearly 6 years now and need to focus within.
I want to have lost weight. Even 20 pounds. This is important because I am on blood pressure medication and high cholesterol pills.
I would love to achieve my Master's by this time next year and have an established career in Healthcare as a Medical Anthropologist. This is very important so that I am able to establish a financial stability, with starting my 401K, and benefits. I also hope to have an established career so that it will help me pay off school loans and be able to rent an apartment with my boyfriend so that we are able to start a new chapter in our relationship.
I want to travel outside the United States. I don't know for sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but it is something I've wanted to do all my life. I want to see another part of the world, another country, another continent, another way of life. And I want to do it in the next year.
I want to be less insecure. About work, study and relationship. I want to feel I when enough is enough so I can relax a bit and try a bit less hard. I want to feel sure in knowing that just being me in working and studying and loving is enough and that I am loved and appreciated for just me and not for my perfectionist me.
I hope to achieve greater mobility through yoga. I'm in pain most of the time and find this limiting and distracting.
I would like to be exercising regularly - not as a weight loss activity, but as something I do for me. I want to be able to say that I walk for 30 minutes a day just to clear my head and have that time for me.
I would like to be in nursing school. After finally realizing my desire to be a nurse, I want to start on that path and stop waiting around for my life to start. Nursing will satiate my desire to be in service to others and making a valuable contribution to socieity.
Maybe I don't need the whole year (maybe I do) but I'd like my home to feel "complete". I know that there will always be things to fix/improve/repair but w/in one year I'd like to have the chairs recovered, a bed in the study, a kitchen table and chairs, and all my systems working: desk, closets, storage. When I write this, there's an aire of materialism that feels funny (is this about wanting stuff?) but my new home is now my priority. I'd also like to not be saying, "I want to get laid"! :)
By this time next year I will hopefully finally have my grandson in my custody. It has been a long heartbreaking, depressing, expensive legal fight to have this little person live with his family (and not total strangers w/drug problems and legal issues to boot) But please don't let me go on about that....it has torn me apart. By next year, he will be here, with his grandma.
Second initiation. That way I can fill in in the diety kitchen when necessary.
I want to be out of Kansas and moved back to CA. I came here and did what I have to do and so I'm done. I hate Kansas. California is home.
Oh- there are a bunch of things I'd like to achieve next year. A sucessful book "An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia" and a home studio that gives me the opportunity to work at will and to teach. I am also looking forward to a retired husband and the time to renew our frienship and do fun things together. Not so much an achievement, as something I would like to have happen.
I want to see the food waste to energy device inside thousands of restaurants to cut down on food waste being dumped in landfills. This is important to me as it will reach globally as well to create new jobs, provide another resource for bio-fuels, change the dependency on crops grown for ethanol and and help the environment!
I would like to have lived just for me. Maybe travel next summer to Spain or do something completely different. I also want to really choose what I want to do with my life. I just want to look back and say that I finally acted like a kid for once.
I want to truly make a decision about my career direction. If I really want to become a teacher, then I need to start on that path. If I want to remain in my current position, then I need to get back into expanding my skills and really devote myself to it. But stop sitting on the fence and MOVE FORWARD!!
I want to have a job. Hopefully, a new US President will give a psychological boost to the national economy and make it more likely.
Independence from my job which as held me captive for 27 years.
I'd like to still have a huge penis.
I would like to have a home with B. I want to be financially in a better place. Right now, with his student loans and my meager paycheck it is tough. I hope that we can start a family in the next year. I don't know if it is doable because of where we are financially but I hope so.
lose weight. self explanatory.
I would like to achieve a healthy weight and a better level of fitness. This is particularly important to me because I am an older parent, and I would like to live long enough to see my son grown up and perhaps even to see my grandchildren (God willing). Regular exercise also helps me keep depression at bay. (And it would be so nice to be able to find clothes that fit well! ) My husband loves me no matter how I look, but I would like to look better for him anyway.
I want to be very financially secure, to be able to begin to resolve my debt issues. With financial security I will be able to help my daughter and her little boy with their regular expenses so that my daughter can have a breather to concentrate on building her career as a teacher. I want to have the financial capability to participate in things that cost money, such as going to my grandchildren's events, taking them to things such as the movies, bowling, or out to eat. I also want to set a foundation for building my wealth for the future, so I can afford health insurance, and some nice perks like eating healthier.
I'd like to be reliably below 185 pounds. This would indicate to me that I am master of my own behavior, and keep me significantly healthier than my current easting and exercise habits (and commensurate weight levels).
Since my unemployment after grad school I've managed to clean my life up with much satisfaction, however I need to get on a budget and manage my monthly expenses better. Also, since my spiritual enlightenment I want to achieve a higher realm of my spirituality. I'm not practicing my spirituality on a daily basis and I want to be able to get to the point where it's a daily way of living instead of having to remember my practice.
I'd like to be in school studying human and family development as well as working in a decent job to help provide for my college education and parents health. I'd also like to be able to meet other people and cultivate friendships. This is so important to me because a friendship institutes an emotional nourishing bond and support system tat allows one to overcome the personal barriers that prevent the individual from achieving what they want to achieve. I'd like to be able to say, yes I was able to see past fear, doubt and blame and simply move forward.
Full time art. Not feeling guilty about it. Doing art for the sake of process, not product, not with some imagined audience in mind (not advertising!). Art that is about expression, about the Spirit flowing through me. About letting myself go to to the process, to letting the Spirit do with me what it will. Amen.
I'd love to host a harmonious family gathering/celebration in my home sometime this year. It has been a challenge to get both sides of the family together, and I'm determined to heal the wounds that were created almost two years ago when Christmas eve ended in tears and I took down all the decor ASAP.
I hope to feel centered. This is my biggest challenge--I don't focus as much as I should, and I feel like digging deep inside myself will help. It's almost as if there is a physical brick wall in my brain that won't allow me to pass "go." I'm not quite sure what the solution is, but I am going to work on it.
A feeling that I am not weighed down by my past. I am close to achieving that, but still find that the lens of the past filters too many thoughts.
There's really two major things I wish to have happened, and I can't place utmost importance on either one exclusively. First of all, I want to meet my long distance girlfriend by this time next year. It's been a few months since we met now, and although I cherish the time I can be with her in anyway, I really need to be with her in person. Secondly, I hope to have my writing published or on the road to being published. This represents a big step in my career and I hope make a good start on it soon.
I want to start sending my book out to publishers/agents and move toward the next step of actual publication. I have been writing this book for two years now, and by next year, I want to be that much closer to the finished product.
I'd like to be building some kind of financial security or platform for next steps in my life and have a plan in place for the coming years, in terms of career, family and goals. I feel it's the continuation of the work I've done this year.
By this time next year, I want to be confident in myself and ready to be with the love of my life. I want to be thinner so I can be proud of my appearance, comfortable with being alone, and excited for the next chapter of my life.
To own and run a small business
I would like my weight to be at a healthy place. Right now I am 160, and that is too heavy for me. I am aiming for the 140's. I feel good there.
I want to have my ICF certification for Financial Coaching. This is important both for my own parnasa and that I will have helped and be on the path to help many people to have a healthier relation to their money.
I would like to say that by this time next year, our hme equity loan balance would be under $30,000. This is important because: 1. It would mean that we owe much less money than we owe now. 2. We have continued well on the road to debt elimination. 3. We would at least halved out equity balance and be paying something over $2K a month in principal. 4. No money crises would have occurred during the ensuing twelve months.
I'd like to be on the way to more financial stability-- to stop running from my financial responsibilities out of some strange, unnamed fear.
I'd like to be living a healthier, more peaceful, and more adventurous life. I have let myself eat and drink too much, exercised too little, taken too few chances on adventures, and have been too angry about circumstances that I can't change. This is important because I see myself getting in too much of a rut and not having enough fun to balance out the stress and work of my life.
Move on to a new career. I want to do something that has meaning not just help someone higher up than me make more money. This will help me be a better parent and spouse as I will be less stress about work.
i want to be in a place with both my career and financially where i feel confident and like i am headed towards where i want to go. i feel like i am making a solid start at this right now and i'm excited to keep taking baby steps towards saving money and paying down debts in the financial area. as for my career, i feel like i finally have a vision and and example of where i would like to be (some might call it a dream job) and i'm inching, slowly, towards that and i think that in a year, it would be great to look back and see how much i've accomplished.
I'd like to find a way to stop apologizing for myself, to stop acting like a junior member of the world and learn how to take up space. These feelings hold me back in my art and in my relationships.
I'd like to see a path ahead that defines the next 5 years. My husband and I will become empty nesters in the next year and there are potential geographic and career moves in our future and we will need to learn to find a new footing in our relationship. So it won't all be worked out but I am hopeful that we can begin to define the path...
This isn't so much an achievement per se, but it's a set of aims. I would like to work at staying present, even when things are difficult. I would like to work at being compassionate to myself. I probably need to work on being conscious of the times when I tamp down anger and experience it as sorrow instead. I just want to be kind. I want the world to be kind to me in return. Right now, I'm holding on to the hope that that's possible.
I need to grow my business so that I may improve my financial situation. This will require patience and the ability to market myself.
I want to lose 30 pounds this year and try to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine. This is recurring desire that I have not been able to reach. I have maintained my weight but this is not acceptable. I have a few health issues that may be resolved by losing weight. I want to be around to watch my children and grandchildren grow up. I want to feel good and be able to fully participate in life. I have taken the first step, the day after Rosh Hashanah to join a community health initiative--now I have stay committed and alert.
I don't know. Honestly. And this really freaks me out a little as all of my plans are long term, but I don't really know where to go with making them actualized.
Own a new watch... Because I like watches
Get tenure at my university, to enchance my job security and career opportunities.
I would like, by this time next year, to have my living space repaired, refurbished, clean, decorated, and comfortable, so that I can feel proud and happy to invite guests to my home.
I'd like to weigh no more than 11 stone and 15% body fat. It's a tough challenge as it's a long term project and I'm not good with personal long term projects. So, as well as the health benefits, it would also prove to myself I can do these types of projects, for me.
I would like to have completed a feature film draft, and/or raised funding to produce it with one powerhouse producer (who's produced several films in Sundance) and one powerhouse actor (who's been in several big festivals). This is important to me because I think it's the next step in taking myself seriously as a filmmaker. As Berlinale Talent Campus says, you must have a film in an international festival or make a 90 minute film to be for real.
Resolution on love, self, relationship, and direction in life.
I want a direction for my career. I want to see opportunities and possibilities, different than where I am now.
Finish paying for my daughter's college (hurrah) and restructure my financial situation. This entails switching from full time to contract status (and all the things that go with it) figure out where health, insurance, retirement, etc., need to be and create a new financial plan.
I would like to have a run another marathon. I can't believe that it's been 10 years since my last one. I want to do it as part of my journey towards my dream of qualifying for the Boston Marathon when I'm living there, and I also want to have a commitment to my health and to losing weight while in school.
I'd like to achieve financial momentum to go along with my spiritual progress. I'd like to be out of my house, have a substantial bank account, paid off debt and significant positive cash flow.
Lose 15 pounds. I've promised this before, and it hasn't happened. I need to be better about what I actually promise to myself!
3 yrs. ago this December, we signed a contract to try to get an official bank loan to buy our house within 3 years. This became impossible due to my husband's unemployment, through downsizing, not due to any fault of his own. He has been employed now again for 5 mos. Since we signed this contract with the owner, our President sent us the $8000. rebate check. According to the US govt., we "bought" a house. We put down a $4000. down payment! But according to the South Carolina (backwards, or shall we say back woods) govt., we have not yet bought a house. Due to this discrepancy, we pay "rental" neighborhood association fees and are not included as "owners" of a house by our (back woods) neighborhood association. We are seen as outsiders, temporary residents, and have a lesser status. We cannot attend neighborhood association meetings. In another year, I would like to end this stupidity by getting financial backing from an official mortgage company, and making a payment to the mortgage company rather than the person we are buying the house from. Especially at the current LOW interest rates.
I would like to have taken and passed the social studies test for my teaching credential so that I can teach feminism and other classes I think my students need. It is hard to make myself do the studying I need... I think I need some help... but the goal is worthy and I believe I would be proud of myself for getting through it...
I want to drop weight. The more the better. It would improve my health and looks.
I'd like to have my finances in order. I'm an adult, almost retirement age. It's time I did this, don't you think?
Wow. I would like to be employed in my field somewhere in Michigan, not living in my parents basement, my kid in a good school, not blowing whatever savings I might have, and maybe even looking for or owning my own little house someplace. That is a lot of shit. I will have been living and working in an unhappy place for 3.5 years until just before then, and ready to start over after all the shit, to truly detox from the last decade and become a better me.
By this time next year I sincerely hope to have completed my Masters degree. It is something I have long wanted to achieve and I am finally in the program and quite enjoying it. It is a one-year intensive program and we were advised not to work more than 10 hours a week but I find myself searching for a job at the moment that I hope won't compromise attaining my degree on time.
By this time next year I would like to achieve at least a 2250 on the sat and have applied to uf ucf and fsu
I want to release an awesome product and see my designs live in the world. It is important for me to make progress as a designer and feel pride in the work I do. I hope by changing jobs I can achieve this. I look forward to pushing myself and seeing improvement in my work.
Nothing earth shattering. Very basic C;lean my house so that I can have a party for my daughter when she gets her MSW. Family ilness finances and mild depression in the family has stalled this. I have achieved many other goals, acting lessons, reading from the Torah, speeches on worker justice and interfaoth dialouge. I would like to end the dosconnect between these achievements and and my disorganization at home
My M.A. done and in a secure job. I recently landed a position at Houston Fire Museum, which looks VERY promising! I hope it all pans out and I can somehow make enough money to be living on my own (well, with a roommate and my puppies!). I want to be self-sufficient and enjoy the freedoms that come with actual adulthood.
I would like to have decided whether or not I will be applying to medical schools or not, and if yes, have all primary and secondary applications completed and submitted.
My goal for this coming year work out my relationship with girl-friend/partner and move the relationship forward.
I think in a year I want to establish a more successful, stable image of myself. I want to have a professional wardrobe, not girlish or frumpy. I don't know if I want to be in a relationship, per se. Maybe. I just have all these ambitions of moving around, either back to SoCal or NYC or maybe stay in SF for work. We'll see, it's impossible to predict that right now. I could have five boyfriends between now and next year (yeah, right.) I want to work in technology still, I think. I really like doing what I do here. I like the people, I like the internet aspects, I like being nerdy. It's fun! I think that part of how I will achieve staying in the tech world and being professional looking and stable is by staying in shape. It's hard, but I think I can do it. Being attractive simply helps in the business world. So the person I want to be, really: Interning at WIRED or TechCrunch or Google or Pinterest, with a wide variety of tweed fitted jackets and pencil skirts and NorthFace coats and ModCloth boots. I'll walk to work past Hilton hotels and towering skyscrapers. I'll have a big name for myself on the Internet and I will still be writing.
I would like to feel like I have a better balance of being a mom, wife, and teacher. If I achieve a better balance I will feel more peace about everything.
I want to open up to ever more layers of love and connection - love of myself and love of others. I want to say yes as much as possible, even when it's "yes" to having a night in at home. I want to keep returning to my spiritual practices and keep forgiving myself when I drift away from them. I want to keep working hard and taking care of myself and being present with others and being vulnerable.
Finishing up our tiny house, which has been under construction for about 4 years now. We've had budget issues, but now we only have a few projects to finish up and then it will really feel like our home.
Follow through on taking a moment to sit for 30 minutes every day to continually regain equillibrium and devote myself to my spiritual goals.
I would like to have my own place. preferably a small house. Having lived in a family setting all of my life, shared space with others, I would like to find myself becoming a more independent person and find out who I am. I want to discover my true self and I feel that living on my own will offer that.
I would like to have a good job so that I wouldn't have to take money from my family and wouldn't have to worry about money.. This is important to me because I can't plan vacations or after school activities for my daughter for fear of not having enough money to do them. It keeps me up at night. I know i am lucky and grateful, but it is eating away at my self esteem and I have gained a great deal of weight. I would also love to move - to rent instead of own and live in a full-service building with more amenities (pool, door men!) and less responsibilities and upkeep (electricians! unexpected building assessments!)
I want to be a less introverted person. I've been told a million times over that one good way to battle social anxiety is to focus more on what others say to you, rather than reflecting inwardly on how you're performing in the conversation. I feel like when I obsess over what other people say to me, I almost detach from the conversation and only focus on my own emotions and paranoia. If I listen more, I'll become better at socializing with others.
Self-respect. It's important, not just to me, but to everyone. I've lost mine lately.
I would like to find balance and peace in my day-to-day existence. At the moment, I am struggling with major anxiety as I adjust to a new living situation, a new work situation, and the traumatic separation of my parents. Some days feel like utter chaos, and I am emotionally spent. I hope that by this time next year, I have found a way to balance work and life a bit better, and have come to peace with my family's situation.
I hope to have a better relationship with my husband for the sake of my child. I feel fine in most moments, but when I break down I want a divorce and yet feel that that would be a horrendous thing to inflict on my daughter, who loves her father more than life. I hope I will be able to reconnect with him if he is still interested in me.
Once a week I will be doing something around nutrition and/or food, earning something from it. It might be a workshop, it could be client consultations or seminars. I will be confidently presenting to people because I've been keeping my knowledge up to date and interacting with a lot of people.
I don't have many close friends anymore. It bothers me that this is the case. I know I have a lot to offer the world and I'm a good person. I'm very close with my husband, and I have lots of acquaintances and friends, but I want closer relationships with more good, kind, trustworthy people. Part of my problem is that I'm very shy and I'm trying to reach out and learn to bring people in closer and learn to trust them better.
I'd like to make some serious hike in the White Mountains (or wherever I can get to): spend eight or ten hours, climb a few thousand feet. I did things like that a few times each year from twenty or thirty years ago until about five or six years ago. Each year that I didn't do it I got more and more unsure of my ability to go back; certainly I'm in much poorer shape now. But this summer my wife persuaded me to try again, and I managed something in the right direction. I know again that I probably _can_ do something, which makes me a bit happier. Actually doing it would make me...well, a bit happier than that. Of course I'm getting old, and there are changes and limitations; but not a long list of things that are impossible!
I hope to have made some sort of peace with some elements of my past. I'd like to have moved on more fully and completely from my last relationship, specifically. And I'd like to become more confident in any sort of parenting abilities.
I would like to lose at least 50lbs by this time next year. I'm really tired of being the "healthy fat person" I want to just be the healthy person!
I would like to get a good start on organizing and digitizing the family archives left by both sets of grandparents and my parents. I am 68 and have been wanting to begin this work for the last 8 years. There are many documents, photographs, and other items that will only mean something to my children and grandchildren, and nephews and nieces if they can receive them in an orderly way accompanied by short accounts about the people's lives from whom they originate. I have a great love and respect for the great souls who came before me--and feel it to be one of the greatest desires of my heart to keep their memories alive for my descendants.
By this time next year I want to be enrolled in a formal education process. I can be on-line, classroom, or unconventional. It's important to me because I want to grow.
Shalom B'yet, I'd like to bring my family back together again. I don't know what I've done to offend my future daughter in law, but she has forbidden my son from speaking to me, his dad, his sister or his baby nephew. The rest of the family she's okay with us, just not us. I just want to bring my family back together.
getting the house rid of all extraneous clutter in order to prepare for downsizing, selling and maybe moving out of state. the idea of moving panics me, but it would be ten times worse if i had to inventory and pack twenty-years-worth of accumulated useless junk as well.
I would like to have a better handle on computer programming. As a teacher, I've become fascinated by the use of technology in the classroom. I have lots of ideas flowing through me brain, but don't know how to go about translating them in action. I think that if I had a better understanding of programming, I could better structure my ideas...
I would like to be in a place where thoughts of suicide are distant from my mind and visions of a bright future fill the empty space left.
I want to fall in love and have a lasting relationship, I want to get better at playing guitar and actually commit to practicing, and I want to continue trying new things, traveling, and spending time with my family. I also want to build a better relationship with my sisters. As they get older, I worry about the lack of a stable and comforting and positive female figure. Jen loves them, but sometimes I worry that they are not being nurtured enough. I want to improve my athletic abilities and eating habits! I would like to have more visible abs and stronger arm muscles. Being physically fit is very important to me. Finally, I'd like to experiment with cooking more. I love cooking/baking and would like to become more adept at both of them.
I want to feel at peace, I want to have purpose, I want to remember my time with Pat with joy and appreciation more than sadness, I want Pat to be proud of how I'm living my life, I want me to be proud of how I'm living my life. I want to believe in a God who cares and makes a difference in my life. I want to feel not so reduced by grief.
Learn to play the banjo. Write a novel. Oh, that's two things... Because the banjo is such a beautiful instrument. And I'm speculating that I may enjoy writing novels more than screenplays. We'll see...
I want to get more fit. loose a few pounds and be able to walk around all day and play a game of quidditch. i want to be able to climb the stairs in the duomo and the campanile. i would love to make a professional connection to help me find a job.
I want to lose weight and build muscle. I want to have a healthier body and be more in tune with the physical side of my body.
I would like to continue with the Daf Yomi cycle I started this summer. It is important to me to get a good overview of what is in the Talmud, since it is such an important text source for Judaism. I hope it will help me to shape my practice of Judaism, and I hope it will help me to understand better some of the things the Orthodox say and do.
I'd like to achieve a simpler, more meaningful lifestyle. I'd like to be able to focus on taking care of myself each and every day, without feeling like I'm too busy to exercise, cook, grocery shop, or spend a few moments in quiet reflection on the day ahead.
This year, I would like to improve my study habits, get better grades in chemistry and math, be a very happy person, in general, and become president of my youth group chapter, a goal I have had for a very long time.
I would like to heal the energy in my home that is incomplete. Finishing my divorce, my siding, my trim, my flooring. All of those projects and more to resolve the issues in my relationships and my properties. This is important to me becasue I can't lift my foot for the next step the next step until the other foot is on the ground.
Being healthy and happy in my own skin. I would like to assign a number to this like "I would like to lose 50 pounds" but at this point, I just want to be healthy. I want to be confident in the daily decisions I make regarding eating and exercising.
Sad to have to repeat this yet again, but considering how much it is in my control compared to other things, I want to have at least a preliminary book contract! I'm closer than I've even been with a proposal, so at least from my end, it is a matter of sticking with writing ever day I can, even if it's only for half an hour at a time. I and every mentor whose opinion I value believe that this dissertation has great potential as a book, so I have that impetus not to disappoint.
Financial stability, absolutely. I've been working on this for the past few years, and this year, I think I might finally have a shot at acheiving it, with the groundwork that I've laid. But I need to make sure to stop spending so much, and live within my means.
I need to become less passive-aggressive. It affects my relationship with my wife, with my supervisors, and just about everyone else. It is a sign of unprofessionalism at work, though one supervisor behaves in exactly the same way toward me. Her behavior does not justify mine, and though I do assiduously take steps to minimize exposure to this supervisor, I must not act in a passive-aggressive fashion when around this person or anyone else.
I want to love everyone unconditionally through Jesus. Because it's the only way to truly die to self and live.
I want to be doing my breating practice in the traditional crossed leg postion. Accomplishing this will indicate I am preparing my body and mind for the continued exploration of spirituality.
What a difficult question. I want to maintain the level of happiness I have now, but be in an even better place a year from now. I want to be more of an impact for others, to continue to teach and be effective at it.
I would like to have met a couple people from Mount Horeb that have become friends - people I can hang out with, go to dinner or theatre or whatever. I miss having a friend or two plus I do not want to burden the kids with having to feel responsible for my social life. I want to become involved, maybe join the Chamber, start attending village meetings, etc.
If I am totally and completely honest with myself-I would like to be partnered with a child on the way in a year. I want a family and I am ready.
By this time next year, I want to be able to answer this question. I have trouble forming long-term goals. The future scares me. But why must we form long-term goals? Shouldn't we live in the present? I know, however, that it is always a good idea to be working towards something. But must we know exactly what?
Recovering the self-esteem I lost in my marriage to an alcoholic. I want to believe in my own self worth, my right to happiness, and my ability to remain content, despite the behaviors of people around me. This is the first step toward living my life for myself.
Support myself! Well, the reasons are obvious. My ex-husband can give me almost no money, I haven't had a job since I was pregnant with #2, and as lovely as it is that my mother can pitch in, I need to be a gainfully (even if self-) employed member of society. Whether that is through teaching, coaching, tutoring, editing or -- best option -- writing is less important than that I start receiving something like a regular paycheck. Selling the house will be helpful too. Selling my novel is the best option of all, because it will give me a little more freedom to write (or even teach).
I want to complete my feature film script and show it to relevant people in the industry. The story matters to me and will matter to a large audience. If I can complete this project it will be a huge success.
I want to be able to pat myself on the back for finally, FINALLY staying on top of phone calls. It's such a simple thing ... why on earth do I struggle so much with it? It is important to me because some of those phone calls are to people who may not be around much longer and I want them to know how much they mean to me.
I would like to be living in Costa Rica, having my husband retired, not have the stresses of every day life hanging over us,having his surgery for hernia fixed, having some focus on his Parkinson's, perhaps having a clinical study in which he can participate. All these things will be stress relievers, and on our way to a coomfortable retirement,of course with its own stresses. Just will be nice to know that we are moving forward and not stagnating.
Maintain good health both pysically, mentally and spiritually. The older you get the more important your health is.
I hope to have lost the 25 pounds that I have been carrying for quite some time. This is important to me as I feel worthless, deformed and unattractive. My self esteem is on the floor and losing the weight would make me feel better about myself.
I WANT TO BE WORKING A JOB THAT IS CONTRIBUTING SOMETHING OF WORTH TO THE WORLD. It is important to me because the world is falling apart and I need to be part of the solution or I am nothing but a problem.
Open another office and finalize my certification in Domestic Violence treatment. Employ people I can trust.
I want to be in committed relationship - I want to have the love care affection the give and take of a healthy relationship with someone I love adore and respect. I want to experience something that I have not experienced before even though I was married for 26 years
To make a decision about my marriage, either to end it or to commit to doing the work needed to improve it. This is important because we both deserve to be happy and the stress right now is not good for anyone in our family.
I want to have run my first marathon by February. I'm in training for that right now and I'm enjoying it immensely. Concomitant with that, I'd like to get my weight down to about 185 (I'm currently 200, about 10 pounds lighter than my non-workout weight) and my bodyfat down to >10% (currently at 17%.) I hope to have this achieved by February, and I hope I can maintain it through this time next year.
By this time next year, I want to be attending a law school that I am proud of and excited about. This is important to me because this will be a major decision for the next three years of my life. I know that inevitably, my choice of school (and where I get accepted--fingers crossed) will impact my happiness.
I want to start the school year with lessons and assignments fully prepped, not just syllabi printed, so that during the school year I am working less and more able to spend time with my husband each evening and on the weekends. It's important because we communicate mostly about family and task issues, and I feel like we are in a cycle of spending less and less time because we have less and less in common to talk about. The less we have to say, the less time we spend; the less time we spend, the less we have to say. In our early years we shared interests and did more together. I think some of it was going into self- and other-preservation mode while things were so difficult with our daughter. One of us always had to be there, so we did more and more individually; once I started teaching, work became my refuge from the drama and strain. I don't need that escape (at least not nearly as much) but the habit of retreating into work is still there.
I would like to have a financially secure future for my new child. (the love, care, admiration, attention, family... those are all a given)
At this time next year, I would like to have completed my dissertation. This is important for me both personally and professionally. Personally, because it is something that I have devoted myself to for the past several years and I am looking forward to seeing the fruits of my labors. Professionally, because I need to finish in order to be able to get a full-time, decent paying job as an academic (I could get a job as a non-academic without finishing my PhD, of course). And this professional step is important because I think it will significantly impact, in a positive way, the value that others (and I myself) place on the work I do and hopefully help equalize the division of labor in our household.
I would like to have a better sense of what I was to do vocationally. I am not particularly ambitious but I think I can do better than the job I currently have. Overall, I think I'd like to just be more directed or at least feel more like I own my own life rather than just completely reacting to everything. Also -in this coming year, I will have a lot of time off, I'd like to have had spent this time off doing something new, seeing somewhere new and not have the time sucked up by my parents or not used because of not wanting to spend the money. Again- this touchs on the theme of feeling like I react to everything and never actually pick a direction or intention in my life. I am tired of making do of what appears - I am ready to make things appear - but that takes intention.
Walking daily. This is important to me for my health, for my outlook on life, for my self esteem. I think I might have the key now, now that I connect walking with reflection, with thinking about writing, the thinking PART of writing. I've just starting that, so here's hoping this is the trick that works forever.
I would like to create new Family traditions. I am very lonely without them. I haven't quite figured out where to start because I don't want to create dissension among my children. It's something I think about a lot because I miss spending holidays and even regular days with my children and their spouses, and my grandchildren. I need to be able to tell them that this is something very important that I need!
Uh. Maybe more travel? Candidacy? Getting over the asshole? Travel is wonderful. Israel was amazing, and I'm hoping to go to England in May/June to visit Sporklocked and Joanna (and hopefully Erik, if they're still together!!). Next December I'd love to go to Ireland to visit Nelson :D Candidacy would mean I'm on track to graduating with a degree in education. Last one self explanatory.
Finish and publish book #4. Increase speaker's bureau to where it's actually getting calls from meeting planners and, of course to increase membership at Weight Watchers while keeping MY weight at goal! Then, we'll have to find a new house by this time next year!! If all of the above are accomplished, that won't be a problem!!!!
I hope to be in Graduate School for a PhD in Religious Studies somewhere. I'm glad I peaked back to read the last line of this question as to why this is important to me. Because even though I am over 50 I still have very big plans for the future, for my future. I understood and still understand how religion is the biggest problem in this world. I also see and believe that religion has the solution to our problems. Because my views are outside the mainstream I have to withstand great bullying and pressure to conform and to respect ideas and beliefs that do not earn my respect. In any case a PhD would give me respectability along with actual knowledge. It's a piece of paper that does mean something to most people. It would give me credibility with most of the people whom I need to and hope to reach for support of my plans, which I believe are God's plans. Of course I've heard it said, 'man plans and God laughs.' If God has something better in store I trust that it would be better. In the meantime Graduate School is what I hope to achieve.
figure stuff out. not be so afraid.
I know it's cliche, but I just wanna be happy. I understand the over the next year, I will be under a tremendous amount of stress, what with applying to colleges and then finally moving out. So, I simply want to be happy.
I'd like to have a new job that better matches my interests. This is important because I have stayed in jobs for years out of fear. Fear of not having enough money, fear of change, fear of failure. I'm tired of being bored, underemployed and living in fear.
Get my finances in order so I can visit friends in Paris and take at least a 2-week trip throughout France. "Getting finances in order" involves paying off credit card and saving up for the France trip. It will take me about 6 months. I love France and have really wanted to go back. Currently I have a couple of friends who are living near Paris for work. I do not know how long they will be remaining there, but I hope I have enough time to see them.
I would like to be rid of this nagging voice in my head reminding me I have not achieved what I've wanted. I want to live my best life, starting right now and never let that feeling dissipate. I want to start a new business and have it be extraordinarily successful. I want to live an abundant life filled with love, happiness, success and good health... all of which I can see, I sense, I believe, will happen.... It's important because it is the time . I want to be an example all things are possible if you put your mind and heart into it.
I would like a full time, good paying job that still gives me the flexibility of spending time with my family. This is important to me so that I can still do some of the volunteer activities that I have been able to do as a stay at home mom, but contribute to the family's finances in these difficult economic times.
I want to get married and start my own family, and I think the reason I haven't yet is because I haven't been willing enough to share myself with others. By this time next year, I want to be more comfortable opening up to new people, and more connected to all the wonderful friends (and family!) that I have now.
I want to be 100% healthy again. Whatever it takes. This has been such a tough year, health-wise, and it affects everything—relationships, creativity, life in general. I don't even feel comfortable traveling anymore.
To be in Scotland. Permanently. Then I'll be out of the communistic states, and will be with Joste, who is a wonderful lifeline for me.
By this time next year, I would like to have taken an overseas trip. This may be at odds with my other goal of increasing my income and having my finances sorted out. This is important to me because I like to travel and my husband does not. There are places I want to visit and friends I want to see in Europe. I have let too much time pass without travel.
I want to be financially clear about my future. It is important because anything can happen.
I'd like to know at least where I'm going in life, even for just the next five years. Or even the next two years. I'm knee-deep in early twenties confusion, so it's been really difficult to decide how to use my time. A lot of circumstances in my life make it so I'm not as desperate to choose as others who are my age, so it's been a very slow process. My anxiety gets in the way of my choices as well. I hope to know a little more about myself by this time next year so I can start in whatever direction I finally decide on.
I want more balance in my life. Balance between home, school, and work is essential. I hope to lead a more balanced life. Starting this Ed.D. program has been thrilling but hard to balance everything. I pray for balance!
i'd like to know more about drupal, having spent some time building an intranet for chace. also, i'd like to have finally approached C#, hopefully a class with UCLA, but even just some lynda videos. I'd also like to have 2 credit cards paid off
I want to be more patient with my children. I want to be a better wife for my husband. I want significantly lower blood sugars. I want to have more energy an be less tired. By having all this my life would be so much easier. I want my spiritual faith restored. I want that most of all.
I want to be earning a salary. I have been out of work long enough and I have graduate school debt and personal debt. Enough is enough!
I can spread myself a little thin at times by being socially engaged with many people. Focusing my energy on the well being of one other person would be good for my spirit. In a year's time, I'd like to have a boyfriend.
I would like to be in a new apartment, hopefully by myself. This is important because I'm not 100% happy with my current place, even though I like a lot of things about it. It just doesn't really feel like my place and I think that's my disconnect.
I would like to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at NYU-Poly. I would also like to be regularly practicing Yoga, have a stable part-time or full-time job, and have peace of mind. The most important one to me is being confident in myself, not second guessing my decisions - and this all stems from being "true to thyself". If I can look back a year from now and say that I was true to myself I will be content with my decisions. I'm not to change who I am for others. Ima be me. Eff the haters.
I'd like to have my physcical issues -weight-knees-feet-etc. -in a better place. It's important as it impacts quality of life and how i can interact and be of help to my family and community.
Get into a sucessful relationship
My degree!!!! I fricking WILL be graduating this time next year.
By this time next year, I want to be in a committed and mutually loving relationship. I've spent the past 3 years preparing myself in every way I could find. I am now do ready, I feel about to burst! Surely my beshert is on the way!!
I would like to have gotten closer to spending three or four months in Israel. This became an intense goal for me this past year, and, although finances are very tight, I continue to dream and imagine that this will come true. I spent close to two years there as a teenager, and it is even more so a coming home for me.
Can't do just one thing: complete an article and have a collection of essays well on their way; find love. Basically, my brain has got to get into gear again! As does my heart.
By this time next year, I will have delivered our first child. The baby will be about 5 months old at that time. So, in the next year, I will be preparing for baby. I hope to learn some sign language to better communicate with the child before audible speech is possible. I also want to start watching the news daily in Spanish to polish my Spanish speaking skills. I also am hoping to complete between 12 and 21 units of general education. Dave and Dave and I feel the renewed urge to get our schooling behind us so that we can each become better wage earners. The way we figure it, we have five years before it is going to get a lot more expensive. Here we go!
I would like to weed my emotional garden to get rid of people, things and situations that are preventing me from growing. This is important to me because I want to be ready to get the most from the next stage of my life, now that I am no longer married and my children are close to leaving the nest.
I hope we will have achieved some semblance of financial stability, at least in that we'll have enough clients that we don't have to worry about paying our bills AND contributing to savings and having a bit left over for fun. I also hope I will have made meditation a consistent part of my daily routine.
I would like to lose weight. It has been difficult for me to keep weight off but I know how important it is for my health. Prayer and guidance and perhaps a maid would help. I can do the first but I need guidance not sure where I will fine that and the maid is definitely out of my budget.
There are a few things i want to to achieve by this time next year. I want to have been a CIT at camp. I NEED to be a CIT. I have wanted to be a counselor since i cant remember and all i want is to do that. Also i want to be on COBO but i dont know what i want to be yet. maybe nsiah or mit mom. I want to be applying for college and confident in myself and my decisions with that. I want my grades to be good. I want Chana Senisch to be strong. I want to have been to camp. Most importantly, though, i want the health and happiness or my entire family.
I think I said this last year, and it has yet to happen, so I'll say it again: I would really like to be married by this time next year. I love Jim and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. Let's do this!
I am not even back yet with my ex-girlfriend, but I want to get married with her by this time next year. There is a lot of work to be done, better do it right or wrong just do it and show her that I mean it. She will see, she will like it, she will love me again well she still loves me I know. Her birthday is on the way and will give her parachute surprise, she loves those days! Work smart Eddie!
I'd like to be a lot less tired and stressed on a daily basis. I'd like to feel I have an overall plan for where I am in my life as well as in my business.
I would love to get wed with someone I love, and hopefully give birth to our child. :) I'm dreaming of having a solid and happy family of my own, in which we are our own "heaven on earth" -- the place in which you feel most at home, and in which you'll always find someone you can count on. It's important to me just because I think I'm ready to get married this year. That's all. :)
I want to increase my self-confidence; to become the best Grandma I can be, to love my family in ways that are palatable to them.
I want to find a satisfying, well-paying job. it's important to me because I need to get back to work, after a long hiatus. Our family needs me to be earning, we have growing expenses, and I really want to engage my professional self again. I have so much energy and enthusiasm for new work, and for contributing ideas to a workplace purpose and community. I want to learn, interact, facilitate, inspire, and share the enjoyment & satisfaction of productive collaboration.
I want to be happy in my job, which means to me to contribute to the goals, be treated with respect, be compensated sufficiently to maintain my current modest lifestyle, work as a part of a functioning team. It is important to me because my current work situation requires me to beg to get technical help or support for our product, prevaricate with my clients, be harangued when clients have not paid, and plead for expense reimbursements that exceed my monthly pay. So while I'm waiting for this job to bet better (ie that someone might buy the company) I need to look for something that will be better. Oh yeah, and I'd like to have some fun. I want to learn to ride a motorcycle. And I'd like my book to be ready for editing, but I'm thinking I've moved beyond 'one thing'...
I want to be my own boss. I accept that it mightn't be fulltime so quickly, but I desperately want to leave my current vocation and avoid working in organisations from now on. I'm not yet sure how I'll do this but I've reached breaking point and I must make a change.
I want to find a root of self replenishing happiness within myself. I want contentment to be me without depending on others to bring me reassurance or joy. Once I've found happiness within myself I can share that with others.
By this time next year I would like to have lost 170 pounds. I'm 5'7 and weigh 292 pounds. My everything hurts and I'm sick of it.
I would like to develop a meaningful hobby to do in my space time. Currently, I default to playing video games or watching TV (or both). Meaninful means engaging on multiple levels (entertaining, learning, developing skills, etc).
I would like to be in speaking terms with my biological father. Not sure what that will look like so long as it doesn't look like this.
My novel is flushed out beautifully and accepted.
Learn how to use viagra. In my tradition of providing more information than necessary, C and I do quite well without it....but call 911 in 4 hours!
I would say getting married, but in retrospect, I've asked Sheila to marry me, so everything is in motion on that. The completely new things I want in my life is my own business. It's important to me to be able to provide for my soon to be wife, family and myself. It is also important for me to create new products or services; in the past I've created safe things. It's time to stretch.
By this time next year I would like to have completed my yoga certification program. I haven't started it yet but it is one of my goals. Over the past year yoga has greatly enhanced my body awareness and spiritual growth. That is a gift I would love to give to others.
To remember. I've had a series of seizures that make me lose short term memory. I'd like that back, please.
I want to have a loving relationship with myself. It is important to me because I want to be an open and loving person to manifest my soulmate.
I would like to finish writing my novel, finally, and move on with the next task of finding an agent or publishing it myself. This is important because there is only so long you can work on the same novel, especially when you are not Tolstoy, as I definitely am not.
To change my initial fearful attitude toward new tasks or projects to a sense of hopefulness. That would allow me to accomplish much more personally and professionally.
I want to speak, read, and understand Hebrew far more than I do now. I want to develop relationships with native Israelis in which we can communicate in Hebrew exclusively. I want to be able to understand a newscast, a speech, and read a newspaper and a magazine. This will help me become so much more integrated and a better citizen of Israel.
by this time next year, i hope to still have some of the energy and gratitude and lightness that i harnessed on my trip. i truly hope this isn't a fleeting sense of happiness and confidence, but that i have actually shifted my consciousness and that my standards of emotional living have actually been raised, and can be sustained. i hope i am still meditating, doing yoga, journaling, going to shows, saying "yes" to friends and to myself, nourishing my body, giving thanks for my life. this recipe is so extremely important to me because the happiness and calm that i've cultivated is so blissful, calm, easy.
I want to have a teaching job! Right now, I'm still taking exams and even trying to figure out where I want to live. I can't wait to have made a decision that I will hopefully love.
By next year we had better have completed our new house. This is important because a. all of our money is tied up b. Phil and I are in different locations most days as I try to keep our house in town together c. I want to get on with our lives. I never did get around to playing much guitar, and that's not happening this year, for sure.
I want to work harder than i have ever worked this year, and by this time next year, I want to see the fruits of my labor. I know these things aren't always linear, but whether I stay or go, I hope to revel in what I have pushed and pushed and worked for. I also want to be happy, healthy and rested at this place. I want to do this year balanced; working harder and smarter than I have ever worked, but also staying sane and healthy.
Be converted to Judiasm. It is important bc it is the beginning step for my family to be able to convert and be apart of the community. I am Jewish in my mind, soul, and spirit... but it is important for my children to be seen as Jewish so they too can experience living a life dedicated to G-d by attending Mizel, Hebrew School, and all the synagogues functions and activities. I hate telling them, "we can't" bc I haven't been through the conversion process..they don't understand bc we consider ourselves Jewish and live a Jewish life.
By this time next year, I hope to have figured our where my life is taking me and where my future starts. I'm graduating in May and I haven't quite figured out where I want to go. Part of me wants to go to Florida...To London...but its such a big move... Am I ready for those places right out of college? To be so far away from home? Or should I just stay right here in Colorado and go for the job that is here....
I would really like to loose weight this year. Its not that I need to, I want to. I just want to to make me feel better about myself. I have pretty low self confidence when it comes to my weight. It's not like I am way over weight, I just want to feel great about my self.
I really, really want to weigh 135 by this time next year. That is an over 70lb weight loss. Divided into 12 months it certainly seems doable but I need to stop sabotaging myself.
By this time next year I want to have passed my state boards for esthetics.
I want to be able to have the money to pay not only my basic things: rent, food, etc., but to also have enough that I don't have to worry. It's important to me because life is much more fun when one doesn't have to live in a place of fear all the time!
become refocussed on my job and bring my skills back up to a marketable level. For the past two years I've been spending more time working for my late husband's (and my) company and only doing the barest minimum on the job I actually get paid for. I want to stop working two jobs and get good at the one I really have.
The thing that I wish to achieve by this time next year is to be in a relationship with a girl. I've never been in a relationship before since I've never really talked to girls that much or really even make any friends who are girls. I am going to make sure that I make friends who are girls and to start a relationship with someone who I can not only love, but to be my best friend. Someone who I can tell all of my problems and secrets too, someone who I can deeply trust. Someone who would have that same trust within me. I can never be certain about the future, but I believe that I can begin a relationship with someone like that before this year's end. After so many years of being afraid to hold a conversation with a girl, I'm ready and willing to accomplish this goal. It will be another huge step in bettering myself and creating a happier and more relaxed me. I have great confidence in this goal as well as myself, I can't wait to start meeting new people.
I would like to be able to help more dogs through rescue. This is important because there are too many dogs mistreated every day. ONE mistreated dog is too much. I want to be secure in the knowledge that I have saved a life.
I know it sounds really outlandish, but I hope to be married by this time next year. Why is it important to me? I want a family! I want to share my happiness and passions with someone. After one failed marriage, I know what I am capable of and what I'm excited about, and that's being with someone who respects and loves me. I'm looking out for my zivug sheni!
I would like to get back into shape. It is important to me, because being an older person, it is very important to be fit in order to feel good, be well, etc. So I would like to be able to end my Job Saga and little things, feel well, and get well. This includes my husband as well, that we both may get back into shape and feel good and be well.
By this time next year I will like to have mastered a system of organization I ACTUALLY use and meal planning. I feel both of these will help me be and stay healthy while relieving me of current stresses, reducing over all stress, and paving a path to more easily adopting a family life when I, G-d willing, start one.
By this time next year, I want to have improved my relationship with my mother. I know that it's going to be hard, and I doubt that things will every be rosy and wonderful, but I think it's something that we need to do together.
keep up with what is expec ted of me at university and manage my time, creativity and health needs in a balanced and easy to achieve way. because i have to keep this uo for three years and prove i can be productive, confident and busniess like in my creative skills enough to make a successful career. the movitation is not money, power or fame so much as making a positive and ethical impact on the world.
Living in Israel and studying at HUC have both brought up more questions than they have answers. By this time next year, I'd like to start attempting to answer the questions.
To not feel crestfallen when so much more patience is required for the long haul. I get so hopeful, and feel so many things have fallen in place, only to feel that inevitable loss of momentum and absence of loved ones when events quiet and people migrate. Faith has helped to sustain me - yet perhaps life can feel more even and less tumultuous as we learn to continue without all of our loved ones, those who are no longer here for this part of our journey.
I would love to be pregnant this time next year. We're going to start trying in January. I've only told one other person. I'm so excited, and also terrified. I know it will turn our lives upside down. Still, it's difficult to be patient. There are other things I'd also like to achieve by this time next year...a new place to live, a new job situation for the fella, maybe getting married or at least engaged...but writing it all down starts to feel greedy. I just hope this year brings more positive change and personal growth.
I'd like to have a girlfriend. I want a companion in this life and feel lonely when I do not. I want someone to share my life with and to share their lives with me. I want someone to care about me deeply in a romantic way.
I want to get a real person job! I'll be graduating in May, and this time next year I hope to be in front of a classroom of my very own students, helping them to understand how mathematics applies to their life. I'll be achieving a dream.
I'd like to have a fully licensed facility of my own by next year. It's likely to take longer than that. With a facility of my own for work, I can start more serious relationships with people like vendors and culinary students interested in interning. I'd like to move towards less operational involvement and more oversight and corporate management in my business. Ultimately, this might help me with the holy grails--less time at work, more time with my family.
To be a better friend - I have been given so much from my friends, love and support and always a willing ear. I want to be able to give that back. My life has had many difficulties over the last few years. My friends have held me up too many times to count. I wish to pass that along by being a better friend, not only to them, but to all people in my life. The theory of Hug Nation - Crap or Cone - was really a reminder to pay it forward and you will get more in return. I want to be that kind of person!
I want to be more outgoing. I also want to be able to balance everything that I do well. I want to be able to do every little thing that I want to do. I want to get muscular. I want to start eating even healthier, instead of eating less. I want to be able to eat something unhealthy without feeling awful about it. Because the unhealthy things in life taste the best. I want to be able to enjoy that.
I would like to have a job which I am excited to go to and is financially fulfilling. It is the first step in the next chapter or my life.
Start College. One Class, One Semester, One anything. Just starting would be an achievement for me.
I hope to continue to work on patience and unemotional assessment of situations especially in regards to my relationships to those near and dear to me....
Next year I'd like to have some kind of business started. This is important to me so that I have a form of income as I move into my next endeavor to start grad school. I want to be self-sufficient so I can free myself from constantly feeling like I won't' have enough money. I want to have my own form of income from something that I have established and created. I want to give something to people through my own hands and hard work - something that can sustain itself and that my focus can build upon.
I would like to have a job in the Toronto Jewish community where I can lead programs and offer administrative support. For money!
I would like to be sitting at my DESK in a CLASSROOM and EMPLOYED as a TEACHER at this time next year, and then the next year, and the next, and next after that... I am envious of those teachers that do not have to worry every year about whether their jobs will be cut, and they will be eliminated. I hate that I have to worry about every word I say and every move I make to avoid any ammunition to get rid of me. I love my students. I learn from them everyday. Teaching is my life; it is not a job, it is who I am.
I would like to have taken some steps to do something meaningful beyond my family and work life. For years I've been writing, but I'm not ambitious enough to get things printed, if they were good enough to be published. I run the environmental club and have lots of good ideas, but have some difficulty putting them into action. I am thinking of writing out a plan of attack to change things...go to at least 5 concerts, visit old people about 6x, do some significant professional development, do at least 2 new things, make a new friend.
Since I have had only one article published this year, I would like to either repeat that achievement, or exceed it. It is important to me because I have written things for most of my life, but never sought to have them published. This past year, I met a kindred spirit online and we successfully co-authored an article for publication. I now, would like to solo with my talent and the research that I do with the reward of seeing something I have created in print again.
To regain my personal confidence, based in who I am, not based on the evaluations of others. To be able to value personally who I am and what I do. It represents, to me, continued personal growth in my recovery.
Be brave enough to say no. I want to be able to live in a house I feel comfortable in. I need the courage to say no, and move to a safer environment.
Have an organized office at home and at work - Right now, my life seems incredibly scattered that I constantly worry about what will slip through my thought process next and what to do item will not happen. I hope in this year to have systems that work for me, so that I do not go through another year with this level of anxiety and I can approach work and fun more fully
I would like to be more impeccable with my word. I want to be fearless in expressing myself. Though I always want the delivery to be gentle, I aspire to be able to speak my truth with people regardless of their potential responses.
Job security. Having known what its like to be unemployed, I wanna keep this job. Personally, I'd like to achieve great family time and learn to love my wife and child even more than currently.
Finish the manuscript of my first book. I've put this off for 25 years and I want to finally finish it and get it published.
I would like to grow past my routines. These routines cradle my insecurities. If I break free of these, I will hopefully find someone to love. I miss loving, not in a sad way... I have a heart filled with friends that I will love forever. but i miss that love, that butterfly, delicious love. may it come before next september
I'd like to find a way to relate to Andrew & his family that feels good to me & offers all of them a perspective of a different way of being- important to me because it is important to David
I'd like to go to Burning Man. I think it's an event that is totally unique, nothing like it anywhere in the world for wild psychology, art, and creativity and it's something I'd like to participate in at least once before I'm too old to tolerate the travel, heat and craziness that happens there.
I want to bring my energy/body healing work out to the world in a much bigger way. Through teleclasses, long distance phone work and collaborative ventures. A year from now, I want to be surprised and delighted that big strides were made. I feel like my gift and the world's needs (to paraphrase Rumi) have converged and it's time for me to show up bigger.
By this time next year I hope to lose 60 lbs. That will put me under 200 for the first time in 15 years and it's completely doable if I work at it. I'd also like to improve my relationship with Toby by increasing my patience level 5,000%. I am going to try to stop yelling at him so much and try teaching him new things. And I would also like to be able to play a decent and involved song on the violin. Well.
I want a few things: 1) I would like to weigh between 130-150 lbs and feel very confident in my appearance and my health. 2) I would like to be in a meaningful, healthy romantic relationship. 3) I would like to earn 6 figures and have a good work life balance. 4) I would like to be centered, calm and have a closer (but healthy, not enmeshed) relationship with my family and friends.
Im stuck and don't want to be , Reading each year will make me see in black and white the changes I have made or need to make. Important to not be in the same place next year . This is the year of my life getting unstuck , and moving into a positive , less chaotic life .
I would like to have visited everyone in my new congregation, build my own energy business to have 20 regular clients and quarterly weekend classes/retreats AND I would like to get rid of the TV for both me and my daughter. Also I would like to have a small local tribe to hang with . . .
Run an ultra marathon. Specifically, the North Downs Way 50. I thought about the marathon for years and was excited, daunted and motivated when I got a place in the London marathon April 2012. I trained for it and completed it. I've been wondering about running further than a marathon for months now. Running part of the North Downs Way with Bryan Webster (@bryanwe) and speaking with Kevin Matthews (@maximisemylife) about his experience running NDW50 in 2012 has spurred me on. Entries open in November 2012 for the 2013 race (in May) and I'll be signing up. Tough challenge but one to relish.
Lose another 40 lbs. It would mean I did it for myself. The first 40 was because I was stressed from a divorce and my mom dying. This 40 would be really for my health not solely for my sanity.
Commit to an Ivy League College to run track. I have worked very hard in my life academically and athletically to achieve my goals and have always fought to achieve my goals and make my family proud.
There are many personal things I'd like to achieve, but those might sounds like cliches. In terms of my work: I'd like to promote myself with more confidence and more success. My goal is to have a network of people in my field, to be up to date on all the skills I'm acquiring currently, and to begin the second act of my career. I'm on the right track, I know, it just takes time to get ahead. Hopefully by this time next year I'll see the path in front of me.
See my grandsons settling well in the USA and my daughter happy with living there. Also stay in good health.
I'd like to have secondary sources of income, with the eventual goal of working from home/for myself full time. It's important to me because I want to have financial independence with flexible working hours that allow me to spend more time outdoors, and doing the things I love with the people I love.
I want to write my book. Still not sure which book it will be, but I desperately want to get my work/life/love/friends/family balance back to a place where I actually have time to do things that are strictly for ME. Hopefully, the right job will happen, everyone will get and stay healthy, and my words will find time to come out of my mind and onto the page. I have been saying I want to write for at least 5 years (this time) and it's been a recurring theme for me since high school, through everything else life throws at me. I owe it to myself to finally DO it.
The one thing I would like to work on by this time by next year is lose enough weight where I'm at least somewhat healthy. I've been told by my doctors that my weight is a concern for them so I've been trying to working out three days a week to lose weight to be healthy.
Have a full time job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Need I explain more? :)
I'd like to have atleast started looking at places to buy. It's scary putting that much money down and wiping out your savings. But it's a smart investment for the future.
I would like to have the same thing this guy said in the sample answers: bring my relationship with my husband back to level it was at when we first met. I understand that we can't turn back time after 17 years of marriage and two kids. So what I'm hoping to achieve is really something more akin to a renewed spiritual connection that is deeply rooted in a profound respect and love for each other. You know until I read the sample answer I didn't have the faith for this. We're pretty miserable right now. Victor still has hearing loss and dizziness. Seems like he doesn't even like me. I'm hoping through the Living Waters class which lasts 25 weeks, I will be able to submit to God enough to make the above happen. It's important to me because we are so darn unhappy right now. Brett and Kirby seem to be going through something similar which is also devastating. I'd like to see us all back together next year. God, what is your will and how can we cooperate with that?
I'm hoping to see the direction I'm headed in go from ideas to concrete reality. I'll hopefully be graduated from college and actually looking for jobs with Jewish and Israel organizations and beginning my career.
I'm not sure what I want to achieve this time next year. Hopefully I will be able to sew better than I can atm, well hopefully in a straight line!
I would like to: Save a specific amount of money as a cushion account, not because I'm saving it toward a particular spending goal like a trip or a purchase. Continue to become closer to my husband after a number of years that moved us further apart. Take care of one of the bigger projects on our house--replace the front door, put a new roof on the garage, or paint/repair the outside of the garage. Learn a new skill--anything, from fencing to using a mitre saw.
Register for a life coaching program and register a website. The next steps to the next career direction in my life. I am ready to walk a new road on my life path. :)
September 21, 2013. I would like to be doing something I do well that is of service to other people -- something that gives me enough money to live on gracefully -- something I can do joyfully for the rest of my life to support myself -- something in line with God's will for me. This is important to me because this has been missing in my life for most of my life.
I would like to get into the college of my dreams. I do not know which college that is at this moment, but I hope that once I get accepted to colleges and visit them that I will find the one that I love most and will be happiest at. I just want to be happy with my college decision and enjoy the future that I have ahead of me.
I hope that this time next year I am confident enough in myself and responsible enough to go out into the world and not mess up. Being in a different country (which i know i will be) is going to be a big step for me and my growth as a person.
I would like to be working full time on the California High Speed Rail project. I would like to focus on a new project, and manage a group of attorneys.
By this time next year I would like to have graduated from Wilson, and going to either University of Tampa, Penn State Altoona, or Hofstra. This is important to me because I would like to go to college, make lots of memories, make new friends, and learn about how to be a successful English teacher.
I want to be at a maintenance weight and have been there for as long as possible - hopefully starting whenever I reach that weight. It's so important to me, because I just need to move on from the way I've been living for so long. I want to be in full recovery. I want to be able to be a mentor to other people and an inspiration. I just want to be doing the right thing... and free.
Happiness. That's the thing I want to achieve. I want to stop crying and feeling so sad and empty. I want closure on all the things that have gone wrong and I want this chapter of my life closed. I just want to move past all the shit and stop feeling so damn hurt. I want to be in a better place, sooner rather than later. I wish I knew how to just let it all go but that's one thing I've never been good at. I can't just leave things be. I don't know that I'll ever get another apology or any other sort of closure on the subject and until I do I don't know how I'm supposed to get over it but I sure as hell hope I find a way because I don't want to still be here a year from now.
Somehow be connected to the community I'm living in.
I want to be put more effort into aligning how I spend my time and energy with what I feel is most important to me rather than just what is most pressing in front of my face.
I would like to have a better relationship with my daughter. We had a falling out in December and have had minimal contact since then. It's important because she is my only daughter and I miss talking to her and having fun with her.
Start to get out of this weird head-space about sex. Get over it and get back to enjoying things.
Loose weight.......health reasons, looks, ability to get around.
By this time next year I want to have had a distinct impact on someone who is affected by volcanic eruptions. In the last year I wrote a grant to create a new volunteer based volcano monitoring program in Guatemala, but it has yet to be submitted for funding and the program's beneficiaries have since been cut from the government budget. I am disappointed that my efforts did not materialize there yet. Now, I have moved to a new state to complete a Master's Thesis and though I will be nowhere near finished by this time next year, I hope that I will have made some good progress and be able to relate it to the people who will benefit from my research.
I would like to have a more clear idea of what I want in this next part of my life, and some sense of how to bring that into my life - or bring my life into that place. It's important to me because for the past 16 months + the 6 months before that my life has been completely derailed by my health crisis and recovery. My life is in many ways entirely different now from what it was on December 16, 2010. I need to figure out how best to live it.
Divorce Life is too short to be unhappy.
By this time next year I want to have completed and shared two big pieces of work that could have a real and positive impact on two communities. And as a result of having shared the work, there will be new openings for more!
I would like to be stronger in my convictions and decide what I truly want to do with my life. I've spent so much time this year questioning everything and hiding from everything and everyone. Next year I want to be able to be who I was meant to be whatever that is. I want to have a home and a good job and a life that is worth being happy for. I want to either fix my relationship or end it, this year I will not go back and forth. This year I will also not let anyone take advantage of me and I will stand up for myself. I will find my passion and work towards it.
I would Either like to complète à yoga training course or to havé brought à flat be cause i would havé felt i would havé done something Nice and productive with m'y 27th year. I suppose i really should be wanting to do something more for humanity too .
I know the question says one thing, but overall health would be my goal! Losing at least 5 more pounds, plus resolving the knee and foot problems and the chemical allergy reactions! So the one thing I would like to achieve this time next year is to be in better health overall!
I would like to take over the world. Because people suck - except me and Anne. NARF
I would like to get a job and get rid of the credit card debt we have taken on to start our own business. I would simultaneously like to make that business into a success. This is important to me for the simple fact of supporting my family, but also for my career, for my sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
I would like to achieve financial stability. It is important because our financial situation weighs heavy on me, creates tension, and exasperates trust issues with Lisa. We do not need or want an extravagant or opulent lifestyle, but we do want to be comfortable without a need to worry about money each month.
Successful recovery from knee surgery and freedom from debt. I want to do into retirement healthy and able to live on my retirement income.
Ok. I've got a list.......... Me and the kids happy. Status Quo on the domestic/access situation. Still have a job. A woman that loves me. No smoking. and........... Moderate drinking!!!!! Has to be the big flaw in my life right now. I wonder if I need the loving woman to trigger the responsible drinking. Noted that I didn't advocate no drinking. Surely I can drink in moderation???? Time will tell. Will I be sat up late in 12 months time reading this answer and drinking? Maybe it'll be my first drink for a week? I should do this. It is important!!!!!
I would like to write another feature and two more television pilots. I would like to be doing musical improv on a regular basis. I would also like to discover another means of creating -- whether that's some kind of internet video or blogging or journalism or something I don't have a name for yet, I leave to fortune. Huh. That's not really "one thing."
I would like to be working again, to help me plan for a future I now believe I might have, and contribute to it myself.
I want to have established myself more in my new community this includes establishing/finding a group of friends. I want to bump into people I know in the supermarket and other places. I want to feel more a part of the community then an outsider looking in or a newbie trying to make a name for herself. I want to have people who I can rely on and who can rely on me. This is important because then my new home will truly feel like a version of home and will not feel as alone in the world as I sometimes feel. Additionally I am good when I'm alone and sometimes I feel that I am too good when I'm alone and need to allow people in.
More love and laughter
I would like to accept my job and not hate it. I am a divorced, non-college educated, introvert who people often take an immediate dislike to, particularly women (they eventually warm up to me, but not in the span of a job interview). I've been at my current job for four years and hated every second of every hour of every day that I've worked there. I was lucky enough to get the job just as the bottom dropped out of the economy. My office is less than two miles from my house and I have decent benefits and decent pay. It is a very unprofessional atmosphere and often feels like an episode of Maury Povich (I know this because that show is often on at lunchtime, one of the few variations allowed from Fox News). I have nothing in common with the people I work with: I eat different foods, watch different tv shows, listen to different music, travel to different places, and had a totally different upbringing. This is not to say they are bad people because they aren't. So I would like to achieve acceptance. That is, not them of me, but me of them, the job, the culture. I don't want to be like them. I just want to be satisfied with my job. My bosses really like my work, and, while my hours are very long, it beats having no job. Maybe if they would hire one other liberal or even someone who thinks the world is more than 6000 years old, it would be more bearable, but I can't really count on that.
I can not imagine a better goal for next year than to be as happy (or happier) then than I am now. I feel so comfortable in my skin, motivated in my life, and wonderfully wonderfully in love. I hope that I still find it so natural to smile.
I really would like to enroll in at least one on line course towards finally finishing my degree
I want to be happy, do well at university and lose weight
I want to be more mindful and present in my life each day . That will help me with my dysthymia, and will get me to focus on what is in front of me at the moment, and it will make each day more meaningful. I need to connect with the joy of life again, and to do that I need to see it and feel it as it happens, and be grateful for each little thing that life blesses me with.
I would like to do a triathlon - any distance! Swimming is my obstacle right now. I can move around in the water and make it across the length of a pool, but not without being incredibly out of breath! I've always wanted to learn to swim properly and I'm looking into taking a class. By this time next year, I'm hoping to have participated in a triathlon race. It's important to me that I challenge myself with something new each year!
career rebuilt on a deeper and high level this has been a steady process and i'm ready to feel like i have achieved a bigger leap. more trauma releasing and shifting
By this time next year I would like to be healthy. The issues I've had with my weight start all the way back in college when I no longer had the 5-day-a-week soccer routine from high school. I was unaware that I needed to go to the gym and eat less. College is also where I learned my severely bad eating habits that included Papa Johns pizza and Taco Bell multiple times a week. So for years and years I've had an issue of getting exercise and eating less/better. I took tests to see if it was a thyroid issue and have even gone down the road of considering therapy because, why would anyone want to stay unhappy with the body they're in? I know now that I can do it on my own - by changing my lifestyle to include healthy activity several times a week, smaller portions (with smaller plates) and more cooking at home. I am excited for my journey to a health lifestyle and am trying not to get caught up in numbers. Instead I just want to feel like a happy Sara!
I would like to lose weight. At least 50 lbs. I'm at a time in my life where I am ready to begin dating again but I lack self-confidence and self-esteem. I feel the weight loss will help with both.
A stronger relationship with my closest friends, my family, perhaps a relationship with a significant other and getting oh so very close to graduating soon. :)
I want to be at a healthy weight, and be exercising regularly, because I no longer want to be considered diabetic.
I want to be actively working on my own health this year...both physical and spiritual. As a mom, I end up putting myself last all too often. I want to be a good example for my daughter that health and wellness is worth taking time for.
Maintain long term consistency in working out. I want to make this a permanent lifestyle adjustment because I have come to value health. For the majority of my life, I struggled with an unhealthy lifestyle. I have made many adjustments over the past few years, and this is an important next step for me to reach higher levels of well being. I used to feel sick & tired a lot. I didn't realize how bad I felt until I started healing. Now I feel better than ever and my quality of life is elevated. I need lots of energy to be useful for my family and friends. I love life and want to make the most of what God grants me.
I guess be able to create a goal for the year after. I'm afraid to hope for things these days.
I'm running my first 5k in November, and I'm really excited about. I'm excited to have this new connection to my body and to become more capable physically. A 5k doesn't seem much to most people I'm sure, but it's a big deal for me!
I would like to be able to loose at least 30 pounds. It would help give me confidence at both work and in my relationship with my husband. It would also allow me to have more energy to do things with my children.
My list is so long, I'm always overly optimistic. 1) Continue to reduce inventory: Garage Sale, Scooter, Basement Storage, Garage Clean-out, Clothes 2) Improve income - Steady stream of sales. 3) Have a close friend - different from many friends. 4) Have all my files purged and organized. 5) Be happy with my contact list. 6) Be less high strung. 7) See Montana with Nancy. I want my life to be simple and significant and need to pick just a few things and organizations to do and be involved in well. More people time.
I would like to have at least one close guy friend that I can really connect with. Its been a while since I had a really close guy friend I could confide in and I miss that. I feel like its so hard to have a friendship with a guy sometimes because they often misinterpret my friendliness. I really hope I can find someone that just appreciates me for me and doesn't think of the relationship as more than a friendship.
I want to be on the road seeing the continental US in my RV with my two dogs! I want to see and do it all! I have wanted to do this all my life, If I don't do it now I'll never get another chance.
I want to be able to not get so angry. by, 1. people being unaware of thier surroundings and acting like they are the only ones around. 2.people littering, not discipling thier children, speaking loudly on cell phones, filling thier grocery cart with garbage food...etc. why is it important? better quality of life for me . I do not contribute to the healing of the planet or implement positive change by being angry.
By next year I hope to be back in school and hopefully graduated. I also hope to have gone through laser eye surgery and Acutane and finally feel better in my own skin. Its important to look your best when you want to be a public figure and school is always important.
Want to have lost at least ten pounds
I want to have confidence in myself and feel good about the way I look, act, and treat others as I walk around the halls of my high school. I want to feel secure and comfortable in the fact that I have loving and caring friends and that people like me. I want to stop doubting my worth as a person and stop doubting the happiness that I can bring to others. I want to make others feel important and boost up my confidence as well.
I want to have my dog certified as a therapy dog by this time next year.
1) Be in a mgmt position with my company, making 25% more. 2) Have a working boyfriend who contributes in a significant way financially. 3) Be ready to adopt a child. Why... it's time and I choose it to be that way.
I would like to finish the photography albums for the family and my autobiography. It is important because I feel that at age 92 I had better get it finished instead of rewriting etc. After all it is basically for my family--not an item of value for others to pursue. And time she is awasting!
By this time--I want to be closer to my family, able to do as much as I am able without exhaustion or guilt, to be able to achieve enough professionally, to be able to look forward to a home centered life. I want financial security and confidence in our ability to provide for ourselves. I want my children to grow in confidence and ability. I want to see my relationship with my husband deepen. I want to feel safer.
To be living with my family in an environment that accepts us and to live in close proximity with others who share our beliefs and interests. I want to ve able to give something back in a spirit of true community, to matter and make a positive differance.
I want to be more deeply intimate and loving with my husband and have that deep and intimate love returned to me. I also want to enter into the next phase of my marriage with renewed love, with spiritual depth, with more emotional connection, and with healthy and mutually respectful boundaries and support. It is important to me to resolve the conflicts that have kept my husband and I in a difficult dance. The elements of our relationship that cause us pain are also elements to be nurtured to help us both be in a more loving, intimate and meaningful relationship. I deserve that, and so does he. These hopes are important achievements to aim for because I think I will be happier and more fulfilled and so will he.
Pay off at least half of my mortgage. It is important to me as I would have more Money to spend on toys.
I'm hoping that I can look back on this coming year and honestly say to myself, I used this time well.
Weight loss and better health by eating Dr Joel Fuhrman's protocol. It is important because then I will be able to get back into living again and have excellent health, too!
I'd like to be roughly one year into a stable full time job in the administrative side of music—whether that's marketing/communications/PR or programming—with the feeling that I'm not counting down the days until I can leave. I want to be able to delete all of my bookmarks that link to job boards, to feel like I have stability and to feel like I'm not scrambling every month to make ends meet. I want to feel like I'm in a job that takes care of me, for a change, rather than me it (and I wonder how that relates to my childhood, but that's another story…). I want to feel like I'm making a positive contribution and to not feel constantly burned out. I think that all falls under the umbrella of achieving one thing.
This is the year that I pull out all the stops in y attempt to get healthy. My Failed Back Syndrome ends this year through physical training, neuro-stim, and willpower. Either that, or this is the year I die. I simply cannot go on after 10 years of hell and would rather die than continue in this way. So this is it. It's health or die trying, dammit!
I would like to have my blood sugar well below 100.
By this time next year, I'd like to be engaged to Michael. Maybe that's rushing things but we fell in love so fast and things are moving so beautifully. He knows I want to marry him. By this time next year, we'll have been together a year and half, just over that actually. If hasn't proposed yet, I will.
By this time next year I hope to have paid all my taxes that are due or owing and to not have any outstanding credit card balances. I need to get back to having us living within our means, which will provide security in the immediate and long term futures. Not very spiritual, but eminently practical.
I would like to know what I'm doing post-graduation, possibly for my life. I have ideas right now, I have options, but I don't have a clear vision of what it's going to be or what I'm going to do. It'd be nice to have that clarity in about a year.
Lose weight and get active. I'm not getting any younger.
By this time next year I'd like to have my personal finances set up for my "end of life" preparations, including a will. This is important because it would free my worries about the burden it would be on my boys if it's not done.
I would like to have completed my studies in Mental health by next year, because I intend opening a Center to care for people with Dementia and other mental health conditions. I would also like to have completed both the writing courses I have already paid for last year, because I intend to become a best selling Author
I want to spend more quality time with my husband, trying to be more attentive to his needs--especially with regard to quality time and physical touch.
I will have lost at least 75 pounds by this time next year. This is important to me because I will be 57 on my next birthday. Not too long ago, my sister died at age 59 and my brother died at age 58 - both from sudden massive heart attacks. Although I might not have the same future - the odds seem to be against me. So now I have taken action. I am taking Zumba classes, walking daily and eating a healthier diet consisting of raw or non-processed foods.
I would love to be married! I would love to be in a relationship. I'd also love to have a new different job where I'm managing people and accomplishing something meaningful. I'd love to be living in NYC and not commuting for hours.
I still want to be free this time next year so freedom is a very important thing for me. I want to be established artistically, surrounded with like-minded individuals. I want to be well-rooted in the industry, with an agent and a lot of experience and work under my belt. I want to be financially secure, happy and at peace in every area of my life. I want to be married or in a healthy, wonderful, progressive and supportive relationship. I want to be a home-owner this time next year. I want to have the flexibility to do what I want when I want, spend the summer somewhere else, discover another part of the world, still ctively traveling and doing work I enjoy. I want to have a finished draft for a book. I want to take of care of my happy, healthy family and still have the time, resources and desire to help others, to make a difference in someone else's life. I want to be involved in my friends' lives, attending birthdays and special occasions. My biggest desire is to feel confident in acting, to get better at it and to evolve in the field. I hope to be working on a sitcom, a TV show or a major film production. I hope to be at peace with all my decisions, and my position in life. I hope to be happy. I hope to be a good person, proud of myself. I hope to be supportive, loving, caring and still a child of the Almighty God. I hope to be religious and continue investing my faith in the Lord. I hope to be wealthy in every aspect of my life.
I'd like to be able to stop when I find myself being defensive or reactive. I'd like instead of put myself in the speaker's shoes and feel with them rather than being so much with myself and how what they are saying affects me.
Hmm, hard to choose 1 thing. I would like to be professionally and personally balanced. A good family life and a semblance of a career. These two things are most important to me because they complete me. Cheesy but true.
I'd like to still have the job I have now. (or a similar one if circumstances arise) I'd like to know that I was able to sustain my involvement in this difficult work of hospice chaplaincy - mostly that I am able to manage the organizational craziness - to not have that get in the way of my doing this treasured work.
to find some guidance. the importance is self explanatory...
Confidence in myself, in my abilities. I want to finally be first, and not always coming in second. I want to have the confidence to stand up in a situation i know I've been in before and go "No, I know how this ends and i'm taking myself out of this". There's only so many times you can go around in a circle before you get dizzy.
A 10K. With so much going on in my personal / love life, it's hard to keep focused on my fitness. I want to keep going because this is for me; and I deserve it.
being debt free is very important to me as it would help my esteem immensely
I would like to have a regular, full-time job. Is that an achievement? It seems like it. I would also like to continue my artwork, including finishing up illustrations for a friend's book; working on other pieces and possibly selling some.
I'd like to get into a regular yoga practise. I think this will be invaluable to me.
I'd like to feel more okay with rejection. That's been a tough pill for me to swallow in the past year: jobs, relationships and I think if I can gracefully feel rejection and truly understand the bigger lesson behind these rejections, I'll feel much better about myself. Perhaps this comes with added confidence in my whole self.
I want to pay of all my school debts! This is important because FREEDOM.
One thing I would like to achieve by this time next year is a greater feeling of groundedness. What that will look like, I'm not entirely sure. It seems like there are so many paths I could take toward further groundedness, but I guess what I want is more groundedness in myself, which I think also requires faith and trust in my communities and other people. Faith that I will be loved no matter what, and trust that people will stand by me in hard times. I don't need to constantly be planning escapes, to be building lifeboats to float away in just in case worse comes to worse. I am seriously loved and liked, and I do not need to be afraid. I am held by so many people. I guess the reason this is important to me is that, when I do not feel grounded, I am less able to "go deep," in my relationships, in my spirituality, in my learning, in my organizing. On the one hand, I am doing all things I love to do this year; on the other, I feel scattered. Maybe I will get used to that though. I also feel like I have moved significantly this year towards a greater feeling of integrity. I am doing things I like instead of the things I think I am supposed to do; I am moving into a house that feels like it will have values more in line with mine; I am feeling more secure in my friendships and relationship. I guess I have faith in myself that, with the awareness that greater focus and groundedness will allow me to "go deeper," I will get closer to groundedness. I am also so happy to be involved in the POOR Solidarity Family as it is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, but I have been afraid to do. One thing I know is that a daily writing/reflection practice will help me get to a place of greater groundedness. That's hard with a relationship; it's hard with all the different things I have to do, but I really think it's important for me to make time for that writing practice. Less TV, more writing practice. I really do love watching TV though, but I could definitely use some of those...130-160 minutes a day I spend watching TV and write instead. I also love to do the prompts that Jen Cross puts on her blog. Doing those I think will help me. I also do want to read the whole Torah this year. Sometimes I guess that will happen with a group; sometimes by myself; sometimes....maybe I'll just read a commentary. But that's ok. I should go with the low-hanging fruit rather than just trying to read the whole Torah for myself or go to a big gather every week. Maybe just read that AJWS e-mail or get to services or DC Beit Midrash when I can. I guess it feels really hard to focus when it comes to goal-setting, especially this coming week when I have so much going on. I hate sacrificing sleep, but I actually think that will be my best strategy for dealing with this week, at least on Thursday and Friday. I can't believe I have a Hebrew quiz Monday. Anyway, I think something that would be helpful would be to review my long-term goals and look at how I am already achieving them. I think I am already on the pathway I want to be on.
This certain accomplishment is a personal goal for me. I didn't achieve it in 5772 but, I will in 5773!
Be in better shape to wear clothes I want. I would still like to buy some very high end dress or something. Weight has been the bane of my existence; it's been a life-long struggle that I just can't get a hold on. I would love to conquer this monster within me.
OK, I have to be honest here. I'd like to have a child by this time next year. Given that I was just told I will likely miscarry soon, I'm not sure how realistic that hope is, but there you go. It's important to me because my husband and I would like to start our family and we're getting older. It's also important because, dammit, I don't want this baby to leave me!
un buon lavoro. Perchè dopo tutto il percorso di studi e la fatica fatta me lo merito!
I'd like to be happy with my body.. I don't have a particular weight in mind, I just want to be in shape and healthier than I am now. This is important to me because the better health I am in, the longer I can lead a happy, fulfilling life.
I want to be working in marketing, preferably in the charity sector. If I'm still at Cashies I need a slap!
I will not be teaching anymore. I will either be in school, training for a new career, or I will already be in that new career. This is important to me because my current job makes me unhappy. I feel underappreciated and believe I am treated poorly by the parents, my administration, and the state government. I would like to be in a job where people know when I do things right and compliment me on a job well done.
Finish school. Definitely. Why? It's about time I finish it. I've been prolonging it for a couple of years doing anything but studying. I feel as if I can't move on until I finish it. Yet, I fear the unknown and the future. So, finishing school will also represent my triumph over my own fears.
I will have my teaching credential and have a job at the school I'm interning at now. I love it there and will feel so blessed to begin my career there. The school shares the same values that I do for education and work and life.
I would like to finish partially done projects and abandon those I can't tackle to "clean up" things. I like having lots of projects, but things feel out of control now. I want my life to be a bit simpler.
I would like to be back in school so I can meet the req's for my Plan B job- the one I will be working instead of retiring. Important bc we want to move so we can slow down the pace of our lives & can't do it til I have Plan B ready to roll-out. Also would like to be swimming the mile in under an hour. Important bc I want to prove to myself that I can set & meet physical challenges, even as I continue to age
It is always the thing I hope I get better at and that is being a good parent. Sometimes I think I may be too harsh - and my fear of judgement by others gets in the way of good parenting. I want to be more at peace with my children being individuals rather than me owning them and deciding for them.
I would like to be trying to have our first baby. I hope to be in a financial, spiritual, and timely place to start trying for a child. I have always wanted to be a mother and it has been a goal since I was a child. That being said, I don't have any misconceptions about the time, money, or sacrifices it takes to raise a child and I want us to be in a good place when we decide to do this.
I want to be in a new professional place. A new job - more focused or just different. I've been so very unhappy with my current job during this last year. It has affected my life outside of work - and that's just not OK. I didn't receive any specific advice - but I think that my mantra will be to fear not! To move forward with my eyes open and ready for change.
I'd like to establish deeper relationships with others and be able to fully care about others without expecting anything in return. Furthermore, I want to be completely happy with who I am, no matter if I am having a good or bad day.
I intend to complete the first training in NVC and deepen my competency with using compassionate communication. I consider this important because it seems to be a process by which I can truly help people live more fully and self-sufficiently, and by extension, live my spiritual purpose.
I want to have a clearer idea what I want to do with my life.. Photography, music, ,teaching., I want to figure it out and start getting myself there
I want to be better at looking people in the eye when they talk to me, so that they know I care about what they are saying, something that has always been a problem for me.
I'd like to get my tongue in sync with my thoughts. Sometimes I think something but speak something else. Sometimes I know that I am lying, I am being nonsensical, but I just can't stop blabbering!!:( I'd like to take my tongue into control, atleast to clear my individual mental frustration over he out of phase actions..
Be more "connected" in my neighborhood. I've been the new kid on the block for over a year now, and still don't really know my neighbors. Get out and meet folks, make some new friends. This is important to me so I won't feel quite so isolated. I long to be a part of a community again; it's good for my spiritual and emotional health.
I would like to get my house ready to put on the market -- throwing away things of little or no value, donating things I don't need or selling them on Craigslist.
I would like to add 20 mins yoga/stretching to my morning routine of special breathing practice and meditation. I feel so much better after stretching, why not do it every day? I'd also love to take off the 3 kilo I gained as I went in to peri-menopause Jan 2012.
I'd like to be thriving, financially. This is important to me because I imagine that removing money stress from my life would remove a lot of other limiting fears and open for me more freedom. I could travel more, enjoy the moment more (if the moment really calls to me with special dinners, or a desire to buy gifts for people or some new clothes to replace my old and tattered ones, then money would facilitate such moments). I don't know, there are other things that are more important to me than money, like my dream of having a particular kind of intimate, twin soul relationship, but I don't often think of that as something you "achieve," even if you do have to work towards it. I think of it more as something that happens when it is destined for the very highest good. If we're talking about earthly work and earthly rewards, then the achievement I'm most anxious about right now is money. But if we're talking about things I see as matters of destiny, I'd also like to connect with my true purpose on this Earth and to connect romantically in a mutually enriching lifelong partnership with my twin soul.
Ok 2012 seems to be the year of repetition for me in the fact that I want to achieve the things I wrote about last year but didn't. Firstly, When we have our baby, when it's safe to do so I want to get my exercise mojo back and start losing the baby pounds and also the pounds I failed to shift last year. Secondly, I'd like to be in a place where we know what we're doing with a small person. We will figure it out, I have no doubt about that but at the moment it feels a little overwhelming as there is so much we have to learn.
I'd like to be out of debt and living with my boyfriend. I need to stop looking into other people's lives and start living my own.
I would like to complete my second book. While the publication of my first book is out of my hands now as I search for an agent to carry it, it is within my power to complete this second book and get it ready to sell as well. This doesn't preclude my continuing to work on short pieces and try to find publication for them as I have done with a few of my works. I need to do both. So I guess my "one thing" is to recommit myself to writing full time.
i would love to finaaly get in control of my life: weight, health, personal life, romantic life and finances. i feel that i'm on the right path and hope to achieve this by next year.
Lose 50 pounds. It is important so I won't be sick and dependent on others in my old age.
I'd like to be modeling by this time next year. I keep putting it off for one reason or another but now that I've moved I feel like I don't have any more excuses. I'm not in school, though I do have a job. Modeling isn't going to do anything but help me in my career aspirations. So I should just go for it. Whats the worst that could happen? well besides getting ripped off and all that jazz.
I would like to feel better in my relationship with my husband. We have hit a rough patch and it would be nice to rekindle the feelings of love, respect, fun, etc.
Lose 40 pounds and never find them again. They lurk behind Caesar Salads, very dry Martini's, and crusty bread. Facing a "milestone" birthday in the coming year, I would like to embrace this celebration with good health and a more balanced lifestyle.
I'd like to have another novel written, or almost written. My writing career is something I do for me - it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
I'm part of a team that is tasked with researching certain areas and I want to have not only completed the task but really made a substantial contribution to the success of the group.
Organize my business affairs - files, taxes, records, etc. Ask for help! Bring everything up to date so I can relax more and leave some stress behind. The stress of shirking responsibilities is debilitating - I need to leave it behind!
I would like to do more ART. I have ideas and I am slowly being inspired by stuff, but doing art seems frivilous and unproductive. I feel like I should be cleaning, cooking, volunteering. I know rationally art is important as well as taking time for myself, but it doesn't seem productive. I would also like to feel close to my husband again. I know in order to this we need to have more dates. Do more than just conduct family business together. I know that will lead to a connection for me (and therefore more sex) which will lead him to feel more connected to me. Sex is a circle of connection, we are just always on the opposite sides.
A decision about when I will retire and where we will live. I'd like to "begin" the next phase and I think it's important to have some clarity.
I really want to be ABD. I can't believe I've already reached exam year. I still need to finish my second-year paper (waiting on comments...), take and pass my French exam (but finish studying for it, first), and then there are all of the exams. And a prospectus. And in the meanwhile, TAing and the conferences and ... life. It's going to be a tough year, but by this time next year, I will have made it through. And if not, if I'm reading this in 2013 and I haven't passed the exams and I'm not ABD, well, then, I hope I've figured out what it is I should be doing instead.
I want to get closer to being a Proverbs 31 woman. I feel like the rest of my goals for the year will fall into place if I can achieve this one, huge thing. I know I can't completely achieve this in one year, but I want to be a much more mature woman, closer to having all the attributes in Proverbs 31.
I want to....keep being the best mum I can to my two boys and make sure we have time to have fun together as well as being so busy. It's important to me because time goes so fast and they are growing and changing all the time.
I would like to be content. I don't mean superficially happy, but I would like to achieve some level of deeper joy, peace and contentment in my calling. It is important because I am searching for it and it is an exhausting process. I would also really like to have my life more rhythms in life that are life giving.
I would like my company to get off the ground BEFORE this time next year! But I'd also like to learn Hebrew more, finish my graduate study, and pass my PT test in the Air Force.
I think that I can be concrete here and say I'd like to lose the extra weight I have been carrying around for about half my life. I know it's healthier and I feel better and more focused when I control my eating.
I want to become more social, not necessarily by expanding my group of friends, but by reaching out more to the people I care about. I feel like I give so much of myself each day at work that little is left for my "real life". I want to connect more in person and via the phone and not just facebook.
I would like to be slightly more fit. Having Willow definitely helps me to walk more, and even sometimes run. I would like to be able to run even 1/4 mile without stopping or being totally out of breath. I think I can do it if I work hard enough. I would also like to be graduated from college and either in an internship or MSW program. I think that these are all do-able goals, and I just need to push myself and work hard in order to get it done.
I hope to improve my relationship to my parents. I have let it be "okay" but mostly in a superficial way that doesn't seem to really satisfy or feel good to any of us. I want to maintain more frequent contact with them, be able to acknowledge their shortfalls and how they affect me internally, and try to open up a place of acceptance within myself.
Recomit to volunteerism.
I would like one of two things to happen: 1) I would like to get a teaching/research position at a small college where interaction and involvement of students is more important than writing grants; 2) If I'm not meant to continue on the academic path, I would like to do something artistic that gets recognized by the public in a way that makes me and my spouse proud. These things are important to me, because I need to be productive and feel a sense of achievement with the things I do. I have a fear of laziness!
I would like to be much more accomplished at video and audio editing by this time next year and feel confident in being able to lead students in this direction toward creating better, more professional looking productions.
I would like to have found more stable work. I want to receive benefits, a living wage, and fill my work week as opposed to working less then what I'm capable of.
I would like to have passed my oral coursework exam, done my thesis proposal, and be well on my way to completing my PhD research, with a good plan for presenting preliminary results at the January 2014 AAS meeting. Whew. This is important to me because I want to get the hell out of dodge and move to the Pacific Northwest with my amazing husband so we can be within driving distance of family and friends, and probably eventually have kids. Maybe I'll get a real job of some sort in there too, dealing with science education or outreach, even if it's part-time and/or pays crap.
I would like to be making money in my new business. I have been working at this for a while, and have been doing a lot of volunteer-type work, but have paid for my work only once. I would like my business to become self-sustaining. It is important because I need to be self-sustaining. Also, I need to contribute financially to my household and be responsible for my share of the expenses. It is also important because I am good at my new business and enjoy it very much. It is fulfilling to me and is of benefit to others, so I would like it to be successful.
I would like to have developed a schedule that is a good balance of work and play, of learning and friendship, of travel and being home. I would like to feel that I have a pattern for the years to come and that I am embarked on it.
One of my goals this year is to get healthy and be able to be in a healthy relationship with someone. It is important for me because I would like to have a family.
I would like to declutter my home and then get in the habit of keeping it that way so that I can spend my leisure time do things that physically, emotionally and spiritually refresh me.
I've lost over a stone in the last 6 months, and feel much healthier and happier with my body as a result. I drink too much, and have done for the last 15 years; usually a bottle of wine a night. I want to lose another stone, which I don't think I can do without cutting back on my drinking. I'm tired of feeling a bit hungover and performing under par at work. I'm worried that I'm putting my health at risk by drinking like this. I am 39 now, and want at least the same again, and healthy. So, I want to cut back to a half bottle of wine a night, and lose that extra stone I need to get back to a healthy bmi of 23. I realize as well that a lot of people would still consider half a bottle of wine every night to be a problem.
GOING TO NEW YORK. I'd like to go somewhere by myself. New York will be heavily symbolic--It'll mean gaining independence and getting to know myself and learning what I can do in this world. I'd like to have a sense of purpose within my life at this time, too. This is incredibly important--I want to live my life with meaning and feel happy.
I'd either like to move to a bigger apartment or if I choose to stay in my present one, fix it up so it's more comfortable for me. It's important to have a comfortable and hospitable space I can call my home. I haven't had people over in a long time and I want to be able to do this again.
I hope that I finally tell my friend that he saved me from committing suicide last year. It's not exactly an easy thing to talk about, but I hope it finally happens. I need him to know, now that he isn't doing very well, that he saved my life. To the future you: Did you open yourself up to others? Have you accepted who you are and what you can do? Did you tell your friends that you love them and wouldn't change them for anything?
To move to NY and be taking classes, auditioning, and booking jobs! It is important to me because acting is breathing. It is something I cannot imagine living without. It is also important because I need to leave here; it is sucking the life, optimism, and joy out of my life-- I constantly am having opportunities in NY, but I can't take advantage of them, and it is really having an impact on me.
I want to be happy. I want to be employed, but more importantly, I want to be happy, either with freedom or independence or love. I want to be happy. This is not to say that I can't be happy in a cardboard box because I think happiness is a daily choice that we make. I just hope that it is a fairly easy choice.
I really would like to be working at a job that fulfills me financially, emotionally and intellectually-not necessarily in that order. It's important because life is short, getting shorter, and its a waste to spend so much of it at a job that doesn't satisfy all these criteria.
Professional stability. It's about time and I feel that I am finally in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.
By this time next year, I will have my Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering. I also hope to have committed to some healthy lifestyles, be it running, swimming, yoga, SOMETHING. Something good and rewarding.
Quit. Quit all the bad habits I use to "pamper " or "reward" myself with that are really hurting me.
Everything! Learn the guitar! Or an autoharp! Or a banjo! Have a chicken coop! Raise rabbits! Crochet a sweater! Make cookies that require a rolling pin! Get a bike! Get back to weightlifting! Get a ferret! Learn to belly dance! Lose the belly! Take a Hebrew class and actually do the homework! Goodness. Future me, I hope we did something. One thing. It doesn't really matter what we picked. Just- I hope we picked something, and focused on it. Remember how happy we were, when we taught ourself to crochet? Who cares about the crocheting, in particular- it was just a something. I hope we settled on something. I hope, by this time next year, that we feel more settled.
I would like to have my taxes up to date, my condo sold at a decent price, an apartment we can live in happily for the rest of our lives, and an acceptable source of income.
I would like to have achieved more acceptance of the what-is in my life. The fact that pain is there, all the time...that's a bit difficult to accept at times. I mean, it was hard to accept when it was just MOST of the time! Peace with myself and that what-is...
Either 1) go overseas or 2) be considerably into or finish my conversion. This upcoming winter/spring and then summer give me the perfect timing to accomplish one of those things. The first is important because I have finally found a location I would love to travel to (for free, thanks to my school) that they will also approve. The latter is arguably the most important thing in my whole life.
I 'd like to catch up on house repairs, and neglected paperwork so that I can have the sense of being able to move on in my life during which I dream of achieving something apart from a) being a mom, however successful, of special needs kids b) getting "on top of" the many pragmatic areas in which I've lost my way and lost my hope (the house has fallen behind in all major repairs dating back over a decade, my body has become disabled in ways I may be able to partially remedy by efforts - e,g exercise, weight loss, self discipline in sleep/wake schedule) I would also like to have achieved some progress in regaining my identity as a creator (Graphic Art, writing) which has nothing to do with the practical/logistic areas I need to remedy.
I would love love love to have a boyfriend. I think I said the same thing last year. Now I should really think this wish through because they do "Be careful what you wish for". Relationships make me nervous--whether they're romantic, platonic, etcetera, I just get a little bit of anxiety about dealing with people. I've gotten a lot better about this since I've come to Emerson. I'm learning to that people want to be friends with me and not just me chasing after them. It's given more confidence and I'm more secure in who I am. Boys boys boys...they've always been elusive to me. It's a slightly unnerving experience being around them in the romantic sense. I've turned on my them; there are times I think my pupils must be the size of a full moon when a gorgeous one steps in the room. This hesitation makes me wonder if I'd prefer woman, but even when Rose puts her arm around me it makes me squirm. In theory, I want a boyfriend. In practice, it makes me nervous. I'm not sure how to get a boyfriend. I don't know what "protocol" is. I don't know how to get asked out, peak their interest, and keep there attention. I want the hottie but I'm nervous I can't hold his attention. I'm scared that because I don't want a physical relationship, I'll be cast aside. I guess it's a fear I'll just have to face.
I would like to lose all of the weight. I've been losing weight for the past 2 years, but things are moving very slowly. I'd love to just kickstart it already
I really hope that by the end of this year, I will look back at my first year of teaching and smile. I hope I'll say, "Wow, that was a great year, and it I have come out as a stronger teacher." I hope that I'll still have the same passion for education, the same love for kids, and the same desire to make a difference. I'm teaching 6 classes in middle school this year. 4 of them are amazing. One is pretty good. And one of them is out of control. I really hope that by the end of the year, my students in the difficult class will respect me as their teacher. And I hope the environment will develop into one which is conducive to learning. I want my students to enjoy learning in my class. They just need to give me a chance. I come home after teaching them feeling pretty let down, and my dad keeps reassuring me that if I turn them around by the end of the year, it will be a real accomplishment. I hope it happens... soon.
You know, I really have no idea what I'd like to have achieved by next year. Maybe I should set a goal that, by next year at this time I'll have an idea of what I'd like to achieve the following year.
1) I would like to have made some guy-friends. Right now I have none, and being in high school, I could use some when dances and prom come around. 2) I would like to lose fat around my thighs and stomach.... and be able to control what I eat and how much I eat better. 3) Get a good score (not decent or acceptable) a GOOD score on my SAT. I wish I had more of a motivation to study instead of feeling like I have to do it and be miserable about it. 4) I want to have gotten a job over the summer and liven up my resume.
I would like to have started back at school. I am hoping to get a vet tech degree. I really just hope I don't change my mind, and give up on that too.
I want to reduce my private debt by at least $10,000. This is important to me as I'll pay less in interest and can use the money for other purposes. It will also put me in a good position to talk to the bank about future investments.
I would like to join the food co-op and shop for healthy food again. I am feeling and being over stretched I have not been taking care of my nutrition and my family's nutrition. A good life can not run on Pizza and McDs.
I want to be able to have enough income on a regular basis so as not to be dependent on outside help or to say too much No's to my kids. One year without payments bouncing. I know it is possible even though it hasn't happened in a long time, but I just have to get my act together.
By next Rosh Hashana I would like to have established myself in a job that grants me autonomy, mastery and purpose, rather than just a living. This is important because I must work to live, and I want to enjoy my work and give it my best -- which I can't do in my current job.
Meet the Khoj targets, and also have a made a solid base in TFI. Friendships and security will both be important in this process. I want to understand what it is that I want from life, and to be making steps in that direction.
I want to get out of the rat race and be financially independent. It is important so i can focus on what is truly important....living life fully, abundantly and joyously. I want to empower my family and loved ones to attain their dreams too.
I want to achieve a lot of things but the most important thing is: I want to have a positive general qualification for university entrance. I am looking so much forward to university, meeting new people and starting a new part of my life. Not making it would really destroy me.
The most important thing i would love to attain in the next year would be the natural relationship between myself and my kids. I would seek their ultimate love and deepest respect for me. This would be an extremely and beautiful thing to have occurred.
Solidity in my upwards path towards being a wife and mother. Knowing where I am in my path and flourishing in it.
I would like to say that I did everything that i could to get into medicine, regardless of the final result- I don't want to regret anything I did or didn't do. I want to be more confident in my skin, and in the ways I interact with people.
By this time next year I want to be living my dream career. I'm not sure what that is yet, I remember when I was doing my cleanse that I was told that my dharma is to be refreshing and I've been told that I am by quite a few different people in different ways. I remember having a hard time trying to come up with what I like to do for fun, and now that I've spent a little time re-connecting with fun, I'm looking forward to incorporating that into how it works with my career path. I know once you do something you love, it's never work and it's what you'll be most successful at. So I guess by this time next year I will have found my passion figured out how to channel it into a career.
I would like to complete a project I've been working on sporadically for many years: my book about my mother's experiences in the Holocaust. Sadly, because of the passage of time there is no one left who can fill in the details precisely, but I can write what I know. I can never repay my mother for all she did for me, but I can ensure that her story is not lost.
I'd like to lose some weight, get in better shape. I want a new bicycle to do this with. I suppose I could take the old one in for repairs. I want to do this because I want to be in as good shape when I'm 83 as Dad is now. I have 35 years to work on it...
I would like to get our family book published. This is important because it is time to bring this project to completion. My family (siblings) have a great way of group procrastination and I fear that this terrific book will just sit and never get anywhere. I think it is well worth publication and if I am the one to push that through then so be it. It just needs to get done.
Move to another city. The city I currently live in has become very stagnant to me and I feel I need this change to propel me forward in all areas of my life.
I hope to be seen as a good wife by my husband. A year from now we will have just passed our first anniversary, and hopefully we'll be settled in a house, and hopefully I'll be well on my way toward mastering patience and thoughtfulness.
By this time next year my work practice will be filled with clients who are committed to change, appreciate the work we do together, and compensate accordingly.
I want my family to have fun. We have had work and stress and defeat.
I am not going to limit myself to one thing, unless it can be wrapped up in terms of who I am: - I would like to go back to Haiti with my friend Amy or someone else who knows and loves Haiti and is a friend - I would like to lose the remainder of the weight I am chasing, by greatly increasing my aerobic endurance and still increase my strength training considerably - I would like to have learned a lot more for my role at work so that my stress level can drop SIGNIFICANTLY - start either a new graduate program or finish the certificate program I started - sell my house in Indianapolis - buy a new-to-me car
i would like to finally be able to be out of financial ruin and finally be able to have a normal life again, without the things and people that have destroyed it.
I want to be able to run at least a half marathon. I'm going to try to like running more. I want to lose this extra 15-20 lbs that needs to go.
I am engaged to Eric, looking to buy a home and considering expanding my family through my own child, adoption or fostering. By next year, I'd like to marry Eric on the top of a hill in Tujunga looking over the oak trees twinkling with lights. I'd like to buy a house somewhere big enough that I can have overnight guests not sleeping on the floor. And I'd like to have decided how my family will grow. I'm not sure if I can have more children, but fostering is very appealing to me. We shall see where the wind blows on that decision.
To have a job I am happy, creative, well paid, covered & inspired by in the Entertainment/music Industry. It's important because it is high time.
I would like less anxiety in my life. It saps my confidence, makes me clutchy with my grown kids, undermines my work life. I'm not sure how to get from here to there; it's been such a constant companion, and no doubt it has kept me from doing stupid things. But I think it has also kept me from full development of some of the gifts I've been granted. Enough.
I want to finish my degree in computer science so I can launch my second career doing something else that I love.
Hold my Green Card in my hand. I've been living in the US for 20 years, and I am still beholden to an employer and an arcane system of visas and immigration regulations. I don't have another home, and I'd like to have the US become my *official* home according to the USCIS.
I'd like to have a new job! I am in social work school, and previous to this had been in the same job for 6 years with a brief attempt (4 months) at a new job. I have a lot of nervousness about finding something right, and curiosity about where this program will take me that is different from where I have been before. I have given lots of advice to others when they were in a job search about the importance of networking and interview skills, and I hope I am able to take my own advice!
By this time next year, I would like to just be happy with the decisions I have made. I will definitely not be living in the US anymore, as my visa will have expired in September. Right now, I'm wondering what I am going to do. Should I stay with A&F? Should I move to Brazil/Europe and try to find a job there? Do I have enough confidence in my professional skills to be able to leave me current job and find a good one abroad? Will I have found the right man for me? I certainly hope to have the right man in my life, as I don't plan on being an old mom, and at this rate..... Jesus, I'm going to be changing my own diapers as well as my baby's.
I am trying to apply to rabbinical school. By this time next year, if accepted I will be in Israel. However, my song for this process is "Dayeinu". It will have been enough to have the privelege of attending HUC open house, if I interview that too. No matter how far I get in this process, it will change me. I hope to be accepted, but if I am rejected, I have a loving community and Jewish life which will continue to foster my growth as a Jew.
I want to be enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program; so that my education can keep pace with my ambition.
One thing I would like to achieve is to have my finances in order well enough that I could let them take care of themselves with me just checking in periodically. This would allow me to put my energies into things which are more important to me, such as dancing with my husband
I would like to be financially independent. I don't even know if that's possible any more. I feel like Red in "The Shawshank Redemption," who's been in prison for so many years that he's forgotten what it's like to be free. And at the end of the movie he tells the parole board: I don't care what you decide, so stop wasting my time and let me go back to my cell. That's more or less how I feel right now.
By this time next year I'd like to have given away $2000 dollars to the poor.
I want to expand my work in AIDS, perhaps in some way that has not yet occurred to me. I know that I want to get more involved in US activism. The AIDS Mastery Workshop is wonderful and I'd like to do more of them. Someone asked a question about how people deal with their emotions around AIDS at a showing of "How To Survive the Plague," I mentioned the work as part of a question I asked & had some people approach me about the workshop. I need to do more outreach. I'd also like to link the two together as I did in the early years of the epidemic, which the film reminded me about. It's important to me because I feel more alive and inspired when I do the work & when I'm able to contribute to creating change both to individuals, socially and politically.
I would love to climb a mountain. It would mean I have made a full recovery from my injury and surgery. It would have great symbolic resonance. I know my son would love it, and would savor the accomplishment, and remember it forever. I would like to do it with as many friends and family members as possible. As I get older, I know I need to work harder to stay in good physical condition, and setting goals like this will help. I have my sights set on Mt. St. Helens.
I would like to have a guaranteed revenue flow in. I want to be financially stable. I want to know that a paycheck will be in my account on this day. I don't want to have to worry about money. I am not asking to be rich, just to where I can pay my bills this month and not worry.
Write a children's book with Oliver. Given our levels of creativity, I know we'd have something really cool to show for our efforts. My hope is that we're able to develop books and create a viable income stream that's fun, based from home and for our kid(s).
One thing I would like to achieve by this year is to be in a loving relationship with someone who I love, and loves me back. I want him to respect me and care for me and I want to be in a place where I can allow myself and my heart to do the same for someone else.
I would like to be more at ease with the people in my life. I rarely share my true thoughts and feelings with others. I suppose I am afraid of rejection. But I think people can feel that I am holding back, that I do not deem them worthy of my innermost thoughts, and they resent being judged in this way. I have to realize that by protecting myself from rejection I am actually participating in the rejection of others. I am furthering the circle of rejection and ensuring that my fears about others come true.
Graduate. Finally. It's important because so much has been invested in it; because it's important to so many people; because it will have big implications on my career; because I won't be able to live myself if I don't, not peaceably; and because all the issues that I'm having that are making this hard are issues that I have in other areas of my life, issues that will manifest everywhere, forever. So I might as well solve them here, now, because that needs to be done, and because at least here I'll know when I've finally done it.
Another year of sobriety. And a company that does not need to raise additionally funds. They both lack the requisite of further explanation.
I think it makes sense to set one's mind to achieving that which one has control over. I believe that I ought to set the intention to make an effort in certain areas or undertake certain behaviors, and acknowledge that the consequences are out of my control. In this vein, I hope to make myself open to meeting a partner-- in whatever form resonates with me. I set my intention to getting to know the voice inside me better-- so I can act according to my internal wisdom. I guess that's two things, not one. But they're linked and they're important to me because I believe that connection to myself and to the people in my life are the foundation for a satisfying and meaningful life.
This time I'm going to really run in that 5k, should it be run at a convenient time again. I have so much time to prepare that I know if I do it and stick to it I won't make a fool of myself. Plus, it will keep me going through the winter.
I would like to increase my connection to my son though shared experiences and joyful activities. I do not wish to enter into unneeded disharmony... This is so very important to me as I want my child to wish to be part of my life in the future.
I have no idea what I want to achieve by this time next year. Last year my goal was to get back to Israel and I achieved that goal. Now I'm here and I don't know what I want to do when I theoretically leave in a year. I really can't think about anything that far in advance. This program has been so overwhelming especially emotionally and I just need to concentrate on getting through the adjustment period. Towards the end of the program I will sit down and figure out where I'm going next. I have plenty of time and I've never excelled at long-term planning anyway. :)
I want to run a 5K; actually, I hope that by this time next year I will have run a few of them and kept up with running. I started running in august of 2012.
Better body health, as i am in my 40's andwant to proactively prevent pain when i am older.
I would like to be in better physical and mental shape. I want to have written or published a scholarly article.
I'd like to make an impact in my job, turning it into a place where people really want to be, really want to work. I am new in this place and it all feels overwhelming. by next year, I'd like to feel like I've got it down and can really see changes playing out.
I want to have published two more articles. I want to pursue writing more seriously and this is an important stepping stone to do so.
I want to get my black belt by next year. I am 33 and would like to start having kids by 35 and I figure it will get more challenging once I have kids and what not. I am not off to a good start I need to buckle down. I hope I read this next year and I am at my goal. This is helping to motivate me.
I would like to have a clearer sense of what I want to accomplish in my life--both work and personal-- and how I want can get there before time runs out. This is important because I feel like now, when I'm young and able, is the time to do the travel that I want to do, and know what I should be aiming for in my career so I can make the most out of my skills and abilities.
I want to be abstinent from overeating and eating harmful foods to myself and mostly from the cycle of control and shame. I want to have created a habit of checking into my true nature when I'm anxious, scattered, panicky, wanting to self isolate or harm myself.
I have been researching and making notes on 4th dimensional healing. I want to write a book and use it as the text for teaching during my retirement.
I'd like to have my 2nd book published. This is important because there's a part of me that's been hungering for this for years -- decades even -- and I'm finally getting around to it!
actually making a $$$$/ business at selling my artwork. supporting myself and my daughter. Because I want to experience success and feel like I am being myself and autonomy.
I would like to have purchased a car. And hopefully be living in Colorado Springs. I want a new car. Because I've had nothing but shitty luck with vehicles after my accident & I want a fresh start. As for Colorado, it's home. And I want to be there again.
By this time next year I would like to have a workable art space in place at home. Somewhere that I can escape to to simply be and do the things I enjoy without interruption or expectation.
The firs thing I have to put is biting my nails. Goodness gracious, I've made progress since last year, but it still comes back often! I don't know why it's such a challenge to give such a silly thing up. Playing instruments and using my nails for things gives me motivation. On a more adult level, I think I'd like to have a few things achieved by this time next year. I believe I met my goal of last year of providing 30% of my food intake with food that I grew. This was certainly a reality, as every meal I've prepared at home since June contained at least one item that I'd grown and many meals where the majority of ingredients came from my efforts. This was truly a rewarding experience. I would say that I fell short with fall crops and maintaining successive plantings of things. Hopefully I'll be gardening with even more land next year and tending to what looks like will be a great winter harvest. :)
A vibrant garden. We moved at the very beginning of a busy summer and I didn't do anything garden-related, but it was one of the things that attracted me to the house. I'd like to do that this spring/summer.
Book published. period. Its an important story, and its about damn time I told it.
Go to college. Obviously I know I'll eventually get my applications done and I'll undoubtedly get into one school and then before I know it I'll be there. But, there's more to it than that, I hope I choose to go the RIGHT school for me. I hope I make my decision based on their academics and greek life and other important aspects, NOT on my friends or anyone else.
Go to school where I WANT to go to school to get a good education and have a good time. Still be in touch with my high school friends because I know they'll be there for me forever. I hope to have lost the amount of weight that I want to lose. And most importantly, I want to be confident in who I am as I begin my next chapter in life.
By this time next year I want to be less stressed. That or be able to deal with the stress better. I also want to work on remembering things and being more organized.
Still trying to accomplish last year's goals. Sad but true. I'm feeling less positive about everything. I'm struggling with September like I do every year. Short days, cooler nights, end of the gardening season, etc. The "school-is-starting" panic I used to have as a kid. My goal for this time next year is to NOT have my usual "September reaction". I want to feel positive going into October instead of like I'm recovering from September. I think it's important for me to stop drinking alcohol of any kind. Aging has changed the way I react to it, so I need to stop. I did give up drinking for atheist lent (bet you didn't know there was one, did you?) which coincides, conveniently enough, at the same time as Christian lent. :-) I just wanted to make sure I could stop. I was pleased I was able to accomplish that goal. I need to extend it permanently.
By this time next year, I'll be back at work after maternity leave. So, I hope that I'll be settled into and thriving in this new life of mine!
I would like to have arranged to have at least one week day at home with my son. Two days a week are not enough for quality time with my son and everything else I need to do for myself and my family. I need an extra day (or two) during the week if I want to live my best life.
ZERO CREDIT CARD BALANCES AND NO DEBT. Ideally i'll have $20K in savings beyond my 401K. I've been a slave to my debt for the past 7 years- i've made big life decisions around managing it... and i can't even imagine what life will feel like with my financial position in order. Total FREEDOM!
I would like to be enrolled in school again to complete my chaplaincy degree. It's important to me because being with people in their time of need has become a huge part of my identity. I need my children to know that I am not just their mother, but I have other interests and capacities in life. I am good at this work. I can do it.
Besides graduating, I'd like to be somewhat established in our own living space, financially more secure, and working towards bettering our future. This also includes supporting my husband's goals, learning Korean, perhaps traveling. Just generally getting our life "going".
By this time next year I would like to be much more comfortable with both my Hebrew and the subjects I am going to need for the GRE. This is important because I want to to achieve my goals of going to Israel, Grad School, and eventually working for some international NGO.
Get more organized at work and learn enough to give my boss a break.
By this time next year I want to have more money in the bank than I do now - or a greater net worth, at least. We've been going downhill for the past few years and I finally have a job - but I need to live frugally and use that money to get us back on our feet, rather than treat it as license to spend.
By this time next year, I would like to have a draft of my novel finished. This is important to me because all the rest of my work -- all the stuff I do for pay -- is so ephemeral, whereas I believe the novel has resonance for my entire life. The things I am getting paid for seem so critical in the moment, because so many people are hanging on them getting accomplished, but ultimately, ten years from now, I doubt they will matter much to anyone, including me. If I finish this novel, however, for the rest of my life I will be able to say I wrote a novel and I will have this record of the ideas that mattered so very deeply to me at this time in my life.
I would like to have kept up my grade for school, my gpa average for my honours courses. This is important to me because this is what i need to succeed
Taken the LSAT, applied to law school with serious intentions. It's time to apply myself to the next step.
One thing I will achieve next year is to have paid off my car and my two smallest student loans. This is important to me because I want to buy a house and live debt free as soon as possible and achieving this goal will mean I'm well on my way. It also means that I am continuing to discipline myself, increase my self-control, and destroy the cycle of lack that has run rampant in my family. It ends with me.
Beyond quitting smoking, I want to be in better shape overall. I need to stop being so lazy and just commit.
By this time next year I want to have achieved a good work / life balance and be sure that my daughter is ok with me being a working mum. I also want to ensure that financially our position reflects that both my husband and I are working so hard and that we have cleared a bit of debt and are in a position to be able to afford a holiday so that we are living up as parents to our reason for going to work - to provide the best in life for our daughter and not just be scraping to make ends meet.
I would like to curate more art shows. Go back to doing Bikram Yoga and just be mentally happier and feel more grounded than I have been feeling. These are all things that I have not been focusing on and I feel like a whole inside me. I am not doing what I am suppose to be doing on this planet. Hopefully next year I can accomplish more.
As time goes by I hope that I will have had the ability to help put together the tribute to my dearest friend , Elliot, by creating what I hope will be a memorial to him. Elliot was tragically killed in a bike accident. We rode together 2 to 3 times a week. Spent endless hours talking about the disfunctional world we live in and how we could have a part in healing it, starting on a local level with our Jewish Community by bringing it together in a pluralistic fashion to feel the common good of people. We often disagreed on approach but rarely disagreed on the needs of the common people. The ride will take place June 9. 2013 ln Bristol RI and will honor Elliot and Hadassah Medical Organization and Hospital in the effort to provide medical help across all borders - a dream of mine and a dream of Elliots. We need major sponsors for this tribute to roll!
I would like to be able to put together a household budget that allows for flexibility in spending but is responsible and results in significant savings. My wife and I have sufficient income to meet our needs and have plenty of fun, but we overspend on our credit cards and then have to scramble to pay them off each month. Better cash flow would make our lives a little less stressful.
a thriving creation of afterschool sewing classes. important because it would tap into my teaching, creative and independent desires and aspirations. it would use my gifts and share them, and it would give my family some needed income while i am in graduate school.
This time next year, I would either want to have been accepted to a school and program that fits me, or be as an au pair somewhere, or been volunteering in africa. I'm gonna see where life takes me :)
By this time next year I want to either be well on my way to tenure here, or actively on the job market looking for a teaching job closer to my family.
An idea of where I need to be going and having the courage, strength and determination to get on the path to achieving it.
I want to run a 5k because I don't want to be wearing "fat" clothes, as well as to have more energy to play with my daughter. Also, I want to show her that exercise can be fun!
Getting out of debt. I have been using almost all of my income after bills to go to paying debt. It was really frustrating to be on track, then have CA say I owed $2000 for 2007 taxes. But I bucked up and contacted the IRS and sent in everything I needed and now I'll get repaid for that, which I can apply to the credit card. It made me feel like I was going backwards instead of forwards, but with that money I can go a long way to paying off the credit card. Being debt free means I can take the money I make and pay for travel and set aside money for retirement, or just take a part time job and live life instead of slaving for money. Because of everything I've been through, it will be an amazing accomplishment.
I will be able to run a 5k in 30 minutes or less! I've focused so much on educational and career goals, I let my physical body suffer, and it's time to put some effort into that area of my life as well.
I will like to be moved into our cottage and to have sold our house. This will mean financial independence.
I want a relationship. I'm sick and tired of being the only guy who hasn't had a girlfriend yet. I will not go into my senior year of high school not having had a relationship yet. It's shameful.
Finally lose some weight and be healthy. Feel good about myself. Eat better food. Take care of my soul. Get a new job. Figure out what I want to do with myself.
Being a better parent. I often yell when I don't need to yell. I often don't take the time to listen to my kids and what their needs are. My kids and husband are my world. I need them to always know that.
Change the world.
I would like my marriage to be more about "us" than about our business. One day there won't be a business to go to and I'm afraid there won't be an "us" if we keep this up.
Ok, this year, for real, I want to finish grad school! I thought last year that I would be done right now, this fall, but that did not happen. So for serious, I want to be done!! It's looking good for that to happen, so I'll just keep going one day at a time. I also want to get better at knitting. It's been so fun to learn something new, and now I want to improve it. Hopefully by next year I will be good enough to make gifts for people I love.
I would like to achieve many things, but definitely a huge one would be to be comfortable in my physical body--as is. I am so tired of the constant war and inherent shame I've carried with regards to how I look. No matter how many strangers tell me I'm beautiful, no matter the appreciative gaze of my partner, there is this deep belief that I belong in the Ugly Club. I want to nourish my body with food that leaves me energized and healthy. I want to be able to do the physical things I love like yoga, basketball, running, and biking instead of hating my thighs. I want to dress in clothes I love instead of being bitter I am not on the cover of Nylon. I want to be comfortable in my body, taking care of it with the respect it rightly deserves.
I would like to find a job in the bay area that is fulfilling and challenging. I want to prove myself professionally. Currently I feel stunted and stagnant or at least moving in the wrong direction. I feel like I am wasting my time.
This time next year, I want to be financially independent -- living on my own, paying my bills and getting back to the place in my life that I should be. I need to take care of me.
I would like to place my novel manuscript with a publisher. This has been my dream for many many years.
I'd like to be consistently, effortlessly, and healthfully thin/toned/healthy. I want to stop struggling with my self-image and instead see and manifest a healthy, toned, beautiful body. If modeling comes out of that, awesome. If it doesn't, okay. But I want to have a healthy relationship with my body instead of the battle that rages constantly.
I would like to lose 60 pounds by this time next year because I don't feel good at the current weight where I am. I want to commit to exercising more...maybe do the couch-to-5k even though the idea of running makes me cringe. I just wonder if I can test myself enough to do it. I'd also like to be living happily ever after at this time next year.
Now that I'm in Act 3 of my life, I'd like to have all my personal affairs in order. I'm fortunate to be very healthy and happy, so to get this settled now is important, just for general peace of mind and in consideration of my family and friends.
Financial security. It is important because I want to enjoy my life when I retire. I don't need to be rich, just stable. I have also begun to realize that I will probably continue working after I hit 62 because it will keep mementally and socially engaged as I age. I am seeing too many people withdraw as soon as they retire and they can't function outside of their routine. Being emotionally and spiritually poor is worse than financial poverty. I need to work.
ACCEPTANCE INTO RABBINCIAL SCHOOL!!! If I make that happen this year, i will have the most successful year. B'ZRAT HASHEM I AM READING THESE WORDS NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!!!! It has been goal for almost a decade. I know that there is a chance that I won't make it in on the first shot, but I would feel awful knowing I didn't try at my first opportunity.
I would like to work on a relationship with my mother-in-law. I have been trying for the last 26 years, and it has been a very rocky road. I completely forgave her 10 years ago, but she has since discarded our "good" relationship and not tried to put it back together. I guess I want ot see try even a little just to say we matter to her, so it isn't so hard to forgive this time.
Be settled into my job, the apartment (unpacked), the city, happier
While discussing these questions on a car trip, my husband and I independently came up with the same answer. By this time next year we'd both like to have our housing situation figured out - either buying a larger house or building an addition to the house we own - which would mean that our largest hurdle to having kids would be solved.
Great financial security. So I can be financially independent always, and continue to be of help and support to those I love.
Right now I feel a bit lacking direction with my career. It would be great if next year I had at least a plan or inkling what the next couple of years look like from a job standpoint.
I would like to be in a better financial place by next year. It is scary living without the safety-net of parents or a trust fund or a ridiculously inflated salary (like some others I know). I would like to have absolutely zero debt and I would like to achieve a raise (a separate goal I know) that will allow me to save in an even more significant way while still enjoying a comfortable existence. I am already organized and I look forward to putting my organization into high gear on this issue.
I would like to get the Hope-Smith working on the Resonance comic full time. It's important to me because he has shown a great deal of faith in me.
By next year, I would like to either have traveled through Central America (after my COS) and/or have a job/be in graduate school and have a clear idea of what I want to do with whichever degree I choose to study. The traveling is important to me because I feel like I should take advantage of being in Nicaragua, needing to get to Texas, and the presence of a few unexplored countries in between my current position and my point B. Besides just making logistical sense, I will have a bit of cash, no responsibilities, and I do need to practice my Spanish in order to solidify it before I get home and (hopefully not, but maybe) lose it all. Regardless of whether I travel or not, I need to either have a job or be enrolled in a graduate program somewhere by this time next year. Why? If I'm not, I'll feel like a failure at life. WTH else would/should I be doing?! If I read this answer September 2013 and am doing neither of those aforementioned activities, please consider this a personal kick in the ass and I implore that I take a few moments to compose a journal entry on what exactly I’m doing that is more productive and worthwhile than a job or grad school.
Get my financial paperwork in order — will, living will, trust, etc. I think I said this last year as well!
I will like to have advance in everything that is beginning in my life right now. My relationship with my boyfriend, my thesis and my job.
As I will be turning 60 in a few months and have reflected upon my career and that it will necessarily begin to wind down, I would really like to re-direct my work so that over the next 10 to even 20 (God willing) years that I do work that will have a positive impact on other individuals and the community at large. I want to research to discover what my current job skills may enable me to do that will accomplish this goal and still be able to provide for my family. I guess I want to be remembered as someone who mattered.
By next year, I would like have a job that offers enough financial stability that I can move out of my parents' house. This is important to me for obvious reasons. I'm almost 28 years old, intelligent and capable, and I strongly feel a need for greater independence. One major obstacle is my lack of clarity about what work I want to do. I know I want to shift away from the teaching positions that make up most of my resume. I think I want to work on projects. Like designing and building playgrounds. This writing could go on, but I'll stop here for now.
I would like to get into Cal to finish my degree. It is absolutely nerve racking working on this essay and describing to others what I actually want out of my life. Excited by the possibilities but battling my fear of rejection every day.
I hope to have found a little peace through creating habits for my creative nature -- be it more serious cooking, photography, singing, riding. It feels as though a lot of this hinges on making more money in order to afford more space and more accoutrements. I'd like to 1) make the money I feel I need (through work success either here at CIPE or in another position at another company/organizations); and/or 2) recognize that, perhaps, I don't need MORE but to be more solid in treating myself to the things that I know I love. You don't necessarily need material goods to create things that are beautiful, but you do need the mental strength and enduring ambition. More than anything, I'd like to cultivate the strength to be ambitious through good and bad times alike, whether or not I have "enough" of what I sometimes think I need.
I hope my son's health really improves, and he has less stress in his life. I'm worried he is making himself ill again. I would like to help him in some way without interfering so I think sending prayers and love will help.
To have my identity found in the Lord. So that when I get married, I don't carry in the baggage of not being able to receive all the love and blessing that the Lord and my husband want to give. So that I can better love both and everyone I come into contact with.
I would like to have a baby. I've always wanted to be a mother. I'm just about too old. My husband and I have a lot of love to share.
By this time next year I would like to have a job in my field. It doesn't have to be my dream job, but it should be on the right path. I need to try it out to see if I want to continue on that path or not. If I wait much longer, I might become lazy or decide it doesn't really matter. But it does really matter. I have found something that I am passionate about and I need to dive in to see if that passion can translate into a carreer. I think the answer is yes, but there's only one way to find out!
I would like to be married by this time next year. Not really an achievement, but it is something that has finally started to become important to me and something I am finally ready for.
I would have liked to take the GRE and be seriously applying or looking into graduate school. I really want to get full funding and into a university of my choice for graduate school.
I would like to either have a better job, be making more money at my current job and I would like to be more popular on YouTube for my beer reviews: Crafty Beer Reviews.
By this time next year i want to be a Proverbs 31 woman. It is important because i see the value in it and even more i want to please Yeshua. Secondly i want to be a better mother and align not only my thinking but my childrens thinking with Scripture. Thirdly i want to have, give birth to my son for whom ive prayed for and will continue to pray even after his birth..his name will be Joshua Michael and he will be a man after Gods own heart like David and he will have his fathers eyes.
I hope to work at the family summer camp I've been attending since I was 8. The northern woods of Minnesota are one of my favorite places and I would love to be in the heart of it all while helping families learn more about nature and become closer.
Really improve my singing to the point where I might let anyone else hear something. It's important because it feels as if this brings together something of the very core of me, connected to 'something more'.
I would like to be physically fit and toned, with debts paid, a home of my own, and a significant relationship.
I want to make it into college, maybe one that will shock my peers and the people around me. I'm tired of people treating me like I'm stupid, but I also want to be able to start over. Have a fresh start where I can be myself. The usual things.
I would like to be living at Mariposa. I have been wanting to live in harmony with the planet for a long time now.
Be prepared to pass my prelims. It will prove to me that I have the willpower and discipline not only to complete my Ph.D. but also to do anything else.
By this time next year I would like to be halfway through something - fanfiction, fiction, non-fiction, some kind of large scale blogging...I want to start writing again. Once I found out I was pregnant all I could think about and worry about was the pregnancy. Now that my baby is here all I can think about and deal with is the baby. I know that I NEED to carve out time for myself and writing has always been incredibly fulfilling to me.
To be in a long-term relationship. I think I've said that the past few years when doing this, but it's another goal. At least now, I'm working with a therapist who is helpful and I am making progress it seems.
A relationship with someone with whom I can build a life, develop a partnership and make our dreams come true.
I would like to improve my standing within my company. It's not necessarily a promotion that I'm looking for, but rather being recognized for my accomplishments in a way that I can feel proud of.
I am taking a break from trying to achieve anything this year. I hope for another child, a new challenge in my career could be nice, but these are not goals. The former is a wish, a prayer. The second merely something I am open to but not actively working towards. I just want to be a good mom, be good at my job and just enjoy my life and all its blessings, for once.
I'll have a law degree by then, hopefully I'll have found someone to employ me to use it.
I hope to have a vague plan for what I'll do for the couple years after I graduate. I feel like I've spent so much time over the past couple years going back and forth about working, traveling, and going to grad school, that by a year from now I should have that deliberation pretty much behind me and start taking steps to achieve the goals that I set. The future is just now starting to bear down on me, I have to embrace it!
By this time next year, I hope to have a job that I am proud of with an organization that is committed to my learning and development. I know that it's not a strong economy, but this is a chance to prove something to myself and I'm hoping I'm able to!
I would like to have a job that I am absolutely thrilled with, which pays me enough money to live comfortably. I am committed to this being my "last" job, and I want to end the "full-time employment" segment of my life on a high note!
I would like to have my house clean by this time next year. Our house is disgusting, and I would really like to be able to start having people over again. My social side is dying because my house is dirty.
I want to be a more calm person, easier on myself and others, learn to smile more, laugh more and enjoy what I have. I also want a solid plan for when and where we will retire. I'm a deadline sort of person and just don't try hard enough unless there's a deadline looming.
My own income stream as stable. maybe as self employed - but at least as without fear, and with generosity and with total integrity
i want to be at an awesome college. this is important to me because i want to be able to say, oh, i went to ____ college and people will have heard of it. i want to be associated with a school of some prestige. that said, i want a school that challenges and motivates me intellectually and socially, and i want a school that does not require student debt.
Ya tengo trabajo, tengo un novio, lo que quiero es que las cosas se mantengan, pero también pido que en mi casa haya más armonía, que los problemas se solucionen... Y necesito ir a Orlando al Wizarding World of Harry Potter, es mi último deseo. Ah, y regresar a la playa, especialmente por los sueños que he tenido.
I'd like for my wife and I to make a financial plan for our future. In 15 years we've never done this, and it's time.
have applied to rabbincal school or at least gotten a job. i know that i am bad at motivating myself, especially with daunting tasks but i need to get my butt in gear and make sure i am doing things in my life to better myself, my career and to ensure i am doing what i want to be doing
I would like to have been involved with somebody romantically and hopefully long-term. I'm not sure why I consider this important. I would also have liked to finally kick my eating disorder and have lost a fair bit of weight healthily. Also quit smoking. I must quit smoking. Health must be the main thing I strive for.
I'd like to have published my SA Poems collection. I've worked on it for years; I want to put it behind me.
Travel to Israel and to Europe, which I have never visited up to now
By this time next year, I would like to have studied for and taken the FE exam. It would help me significantly in my development as an engineer, and will prepare me for the future. Not only that, but it's an irreversible step in the right direction for me; I personally won't be able to put off getting serious about my career and making professional decisions.
I would like to establish a regular meditation practice because I think it will lead to clarity in every other aspect of my life and make decisions about life easier and reduce my stress.
A sense of calmness. A sense that life's ups and downs are just those, and that we're / I'm not waiting for the world to fall apart. It's been a difficult 3 years, and I need to remember what it's like to live without fear of and/or actual constant grief and loss.
It's the same thing I wrote last year and I'm embarrassed that I haven't achieved it yet: I want to be living in my own (rented) flat with my partner. It's becoming increasingly important to me to have my own space; to feel like an adult and to get to wake every morning with the love of my life. It's ridiculous that I'm 27 and haven't managed this yet. I am sick to death of living in just one room, in a dirty house share with idiot randoms. I am tired and worn down by this - it makes me so, so unhappy. I just want to live with Aaron and make a safe, warm, happy space for us. If this hasn't come true by September 2013, maybe I should just give up and move away from London. I've been broody for a home of my own for a decade - a whole decade! I deserve this at long last.
I would like to be able to separate my fun from my work. I have problems letting go of my responsibilities and having fun sometimes, so it's important for my personal development to take it easy on myself.
I would like to achieve the maintenance of my 40 pound weight loss. It is important to me for my own health and to be a good role model for my children. I want to be healthy for them and show them that I can eat good things and still feed and fuel my body in a good way. I'm hoping, in addition to this maintenance to start getting to be more active. I know it starts (and ends) with me, but I want to work hard to make that effort.
This time next year I would like to have secured an internship. This is significant because I need to complete a practicum or an internship to finish my master's program. However, it is important to me to find an internship to build my resume. I want to ensure I will be able to find a great job after graduation. Achieving a communication internship at a top nonprofit company is my goal by next year in order to fulfill my career goals.
I want to be back in school working toward my future. I also want to be in my owm apartment. It's so important to me that is stand on my own to fet and get to work on my education to beret my life since i've always been told I will never succeed.
I'd like to have pulled it together and actually applied to grad school, or have a very good reason not to. At the very least I want to have submitted writing for publication and gotten my feet wet in that world. It's time to stop putting this off and put my money/poetry where my mouth is. At the very least I'd like to have completed SOMETHING. Maybe just a Coursera course, or some other class, or otherwise become proficient at a new skill. This year has been pretty stagnant in terms of learning, except learning for survival. I should be learning and producing for my own edification.
This time next year I want to successfully help create a united front within the university to address the internal aspects of students, specifically as it relates to authenticity and diversity. It's the most important thing I can contribute to this institution, because it is something that is ignored or pushed to the back burner. If I can help students see the importance of embracing diversity and becoming a more well-rounded, inclusive individual it will greatly impact the student community, by pushing them to progress towards a more harmonious campus culture.
I'd like to be 30 pounds lighter.
It is an old and obvious one but would like to be healtier in body and mind .Esp with Mj and Td
I'd really like to figure out my sex and sexuality, so I can be more confident in my identity.
I would like to take a holocaust class. I would also like to have started a dialogue with March of the living Rhode Island about working for them in retirement.
To finish my new degree. This is importaatnt for more financial security.
Publish a book Eliminate knee pain by caring for my body Improve my relationships with husband and children
I would like to feel better with myself and my body. To not be so self-conscious all the time. To learn to enjoy myself and to open up a bit more. I need to not think and over think every single little detail. I meed to be more focused on being happy because I want to achieve all my dreams and be that perfect me, because I deserve to be that one.
By this time next year I'd like for my student loan to be paid off. I'll be 40 next year and it's ridiculous to have debt from my undergraduate education still nagging at me every month!
I want to find a job. I graduate in May, and I have no idea what I am going to do with my life at that point. I hope to have some sort of job, whether or not it is something I want to do for a long time, so I can really get started with the rest of my life.
By this time next year I would like to achieve more clarity in my personal life and decision making. I want to have more pride in my decisions. I want to connect to Judaism on a spiritual and educational level on a weekly basis. I want to have more control over my body and sexuality by exhibiting more self-control. These are important to me because I think they are all a part of helping to shape me into the strong woman I know I can be.
Learn Cantonese! I'm committed, I really am; I don't think I've ever been so pumped to do anything in my entire life. It's going to be epic and I am exhilarated by my own motivation - it feels brilliant.
I want to have started dating though I am neither overly eager or anxious to be married. Starting to date would mean I've started to overcome the impact of my family situation and my own insecurities. This year I want to face my fears and overcome them. I do want to be married over the next 2-3 years so it's time to start being proactive.
Not that all my dreams become a reality, but that the significant ones become tactile. Mostly, creative endeavors and projects but also to live in harmony with friends and family. To see those around me fulfilled and content.
I hope to achieve the fact of commitment, this is important to me because my girlfriend is going to be in college this time next year and it is going to very difficult, but i want to be with her, i love her so much and i would do anything to stay with her.
I want to write a novel. I have done quite a bit of writing, and I don't doubt my ability to effectively craft a sentence. But it takes more than that to write a novel. I need to prove to myself that I have the dedication to do it, much like writing a marathon.
I want to get back into running and be at the 10k level by the first quarter of the year. I will feel better, weigh less, and it will be a good way to clear my mind.
I would like to achieve a happy, stable, fulfilling relationship. It is important in that it's important to my happiness to be in whole partnership, and to change the patterns of destructive relationships that I saw growing up. I'd also like to have a good first draft of my novel completed. It's important in that creativity fulfills me, it's my way of affirming I have a right to have a voice, and that I am worth the time and effort to reach my goals.
I want to develop new friendship with people in the complex where I live. We have lived here for five years and only know our immediate neighbours. I want to be able to walk into a meeting and greet at least four new people by this time next year. It is important because I do not have any close friends that live in the same city. I want to be able to just go a few blocks instead of a twenty miles to have dinner and a laugh with someone.
I need to have made significant steps in losing weight. I feel like such an idiot for letting this continue from year to year!!!!! I don't look like myself. I need to recapture my identity which is so tied up in looking good.
I really want to resolve my relationship with my boyfriend--one way or the other. I love him with every fibre of my being, but it feels like I'm the only one in it...he says he is....but I'm just not seeing progress. So I want it to either move forward or be done. Because I just don't want to keep fighting for something alone.
By next year I want to be living in Ashville. Being a lifer in Manchester was my worst fear, and here I am as an adult with a family living and raising them in Manchester. I'm glad I came back because it got me to acknowledge how unwell I truly was from my childhood and lead to me recovering from it, but I still need to get out of here. It's not healthy for me and it's not the place I want to raise my kids. I want to live somewhere that it more in-line with my values. Also I'm not sad to be leaving 6 months of winter behind :)
I would like have published my first scientific paper. While I have many other important things listed on my CV, this is an area I am lacking in and would like to work on.
I would like to achieve a routine where I practice yoga daily, even 20 minutes. This is important to me because yoga is the cornerstone of my physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Next time this year, I would like to be living the "law of attraction". I just started taking a class and the people in there are inspiring. Recently, my car was towed and I thought it was stolen. My notary, feather/glitter stuff and my laptop were all in the trunk. I was emotionally freaking out. I had a glimpse or a flash of recognition that this was an opportunity to accept what was at that moment and not overreact. With practice, the law of attraction can e ingrained in my life. That's my goal. : )
I want to be actively in the process of getting a book published. And I want to be in a romantic relationship of some sort. A heathy one.
After having had cancer, i feel i can never smoke again and that was -- every year -- a losing battle for me, until i got sick. Now, after quitting and cancer and so many years of not being happy and having no time, I really want to get back in shape and feel confident and strong and fit into my clothes. I want to take more pride in my appearance, change my look to one that feels business like but more me. I no longer want to wear clothes that look like i don't care about myself. I suppose I want to feel a sense of pride and self-care -- from exercise and vitamins, to food and flossing, to my hair style and my overall grooming. I want to look like i want to feel -- fabulous.
I would like to have my entire house sorted out. I have been donating "stuff" that has accumulated over the years. I believe that your home reflects the rest of your life. that is why it is important that I finish sorting out my home and life. It is refreshing, inspiring, and I am learning.
I would like to have a good job by next year. It is important for me to have my own income and to be able to provide for myself & rolemodel being an adult to my child...
I would like to regain my previous level of fitness. It would do wonders for my self confidence and self concept.
I would like to have a job that feels meaningful and fulfilling. One where I'm not sitting at a desk all day, because my body is meant to mooooove and be active and engaged...as well as my mind. Just one thing? I'd also like to be in a relationship that feels meaningful, fulfilling, and moving forward in a great, exciting (sure, and grounded) way.
I would like to pass all my A levels and know that i worked hard all year round and that i deserve great marks.
blog established and consistently writing. this is important because i continue to hope to connect/touch others with my message. well not really my message of course because its hardly my own and yet...the flavor, the frequency of my lifetime of observance of what is so has value and mayhap be helpful and inspiring to others.
I won't define myself by this, and a lack of it will not be deemed a failure. It's not an achievement, but something I'd consider as "missing" in my life since everything else is really just so awesome these days. I'd like there to be an important guy in my life. A potential partner, perhaps. Someone I laugh with, and can count on to make me laugh when I don't want to. Someone who makes me never want to get out of bed, while at the same time always has me excited for the next adventure. Who knows, I might have met him last week. :)
I need to change something major in my life -- new job, new city, maybe new career. I hate my job right now, it makes me feel trapped and useless and I almost don't care what I do or how poor I am as long as I can be useful.
To be debt free, and have at least $50K liquid assets. (I really want to have $1M in liquid assets, but I'm afraid I won't be able to have that and then be disappointed when I read this next year.) I want to be living a lifestyle that honors my personal values. I don't want to be or feel poor, and I don't want to waste my money on things that don't really matter. It's not really about the MONEY, but about the freedom I will have by not having debt and not living beyond my means, or being limited to doing the things that matter to me due to lack of money. Like travelling, eating healthy, exercising, doing more for others. It's important to me because the amount of money and debt I have has played such a huge part in my life since I can remember. I remember when I was a kid watching my parents spread all the bills and/or taxes out over the kitchen table and try to manage it all. I want to have less than 10 bills a month that I have to manage - utilities, phone, rent/mortgage, etc. so I'm not spending so much of my time on money. I don't want to have or use any credit cards - only a debit card. I want to live my life free from the emotional and realistic limitations of money.
HAVE A BABY. Or be pregnant.
I would like to spend next summer working on my novel.
I'd really like to find my life partner. I know there is very little I can do to try to "achieve" this, but I feel like other parts of my life are starting to find their place, so I can only hope that this aspect will soon follow suit. I hope to find someone to support and challenge me for many years to come!
It's any one of the same 4 things every year, and nothing seems to change, so I don't even want to bother with answering, but I will go along and choose one. I want to find a loving man and build a family with him.
I would like to find a job and support myself, at least partially. Despite graduating from college, I do not feel like I have achieved anything in my life or reached adulthood in any way. I think being able to support myself will give me that sense of worth, and I think it would motivate me to work harder than ever before.
By this time next year, I honestly hope that I will have made successful and beneficial friendships in college. Friendships in high school revolve around drama, and I hope by this time next year I will look back and happily reflect on my senior year at eastern.
All materialistic landmarks. Grow business, do something big, have an art studio and BIG kitchen.
I want to have completed the work I need to do in my attic to enable my husband to start building our bedroom upstairs. It is important to me because I know my failing to do so over the past couple years has made my husband very frustrated and he doesn't have the faith in me that I would like. I would also love to be able to invite family + friends to stay with us + have a nice cozy place that's inviting, instead of a raw unfinished attic with plywood floors, filled with unpacked boxes + no walls.
By this time next year I would like to really be able to easily carry a conversation in Hebrew. I think that my main reason for wanting to come to Israel this year was to get to know the people and the country better - Judaism as it lives in the here an now. I'm less interested in the ancient texts, although there are some pearls of wisdom in them and they are quite interesting from a sociological/historical perspective. In any case, I think Hebrew is a very interesting language and is useful to know as Jew living in the modern day because certain words carry multiple meanings and its powerful to know that the English translation of things is very much open to interpretation.
pregnancy and motherhood within a healthy relationship with my partner. life experience, growth.
Just getting done with the first year of Grad School will be a major accomplishment! But also I want to be better at drawing and computer programs, and above all a faster more efficient designer/worker/student. I also feel like I could work on maintaining calmness; and my communication skills in difficult professional environments. I guess this question always goes back to meditation!
I'd like to reach my goal weight of 108-113 and maintain that in a healthy way. This will be through a balanced lifestyle that excludes bingeing and isolating behaviors.
more emotional peace
I'd like to have my mother's healthcare plan in place and in control. I don't want to have the same guilt (or worse) than I had for not doing everything I could for my father in his final years. The physical and emotional energy I expend just dealing with her health issues one day at a time is too much for me to continue to bear well.
This time next year I want to bring my relationship with my boyfriend back to the state it was in when we first met and the aprox. 6 months after that. I need to let go more, and stop stressing out. I need to learn to enjoy it again and not worry so much. And me realizing that might be the very first step but I might need some help on the way.
I want to be managing a job of some sort - even part time - along with my classwork. I want it to hopefully be related to my classwork. I also want to be working out again on a regular basis.
I'd like to live in a house with my girlfriend Sara. For me it's the ultimate goal at the moment. We both need to move on from our respective residencies, we need to grow, we need to take that step in our relationship, we're ready and we want to begin our lives together. Will it happen? Depends on money. It's certainly possible. If I still have a job but I remain optimistic because it's all you can be.
I applied to the Americorps NCCC program to be a volunteer that works all over the country. I would like to have been accepted to the program. If I don't get accepted for the winter 2013 program I have one last chance to make it into the Fall 2013 program since the age cutoff is 24 years old. It is important because I want a change that will not only change me but help to change other peoples' lives.
I want to happy and satisfied with both my personal and professional life. Simple task, right?
I'd like to have a home. Never had one before, and looking forward to it about as much for the sake of unpacking everything as for sentimental reasons. Crave to know there's a secure, comfortable, loving place to always come back to. I'd like to put my 'stamp' on my environment - and just unpack everything from the boxes under the bed/in Mom's garage for the first time in a decade. There's also something sad about bare walls, especially when one has art prints rolled up in storage.
I want to weigh less than 200 pounds. This is the same long term goal I have had since I went over 200 pounds however many years ago. I can't seem to achieve it, nor can I give it up. I am looking to doing the things that it takes (one of these is exercise) to actually achieve the goal and then I can set the next one. This better happen soon.
I wan o be a runner again
I want all of my children to be as amazing as they can be. Whatever it takes to get them to that place, I want to be able to do that for them. Also, I'd like to take them to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, because reasons.
since i was a single parent for 18 years - and one who lived way below the poverty as well as being one who did NOT receive aid of any kind...well, my credit is a shambles. i would like to repair my credit - not so that i can make large purchases, but just because i think it is the right thing to do. it is not like i am way over the poverty level at this time in my life, but still i would like to make payments to clear up the past due bills.
I want to be able to tell anyone the exact truth without it being awkward or difficult for the person I'm speaking to. I want to be able to be honest and deliver that honesty in such a grounded, compassionate, conversational way that people just listen, accept it and know its coming from a good place within me. This is important to me because I think it's my calling. I enjoy helping people communicate and understand each other.
By this time next year I hope to have our little family in a good routine. To keep chopping away at the clutter in our house and getting things cleaned up and keeping it that way.
A new job. For mental sanity and growth.
Working, successfully, for myself doing work I love and helping others. better and more consistent self-care.
It's outside of my control and therefore perhaps not a good choice, but I hope to be in a strong, healthy relationship that has significant potential for the future. To that end, I hope to make the best, smartest choices that I can and to act with respect for myself and those around me.
Same as last year... I'd like to have finished and published one of the books I'm working on... And cracked the abundance code, I'm tired of scarcity and watching the pennies.
To let someone in, in a way that is accesible but challenging. This shows that I have grown. Dad said something to Laura Jacobs about establishing a memorial to Stuart, whether something physical or occasional is unknown. This is to remember a legacy of greatness, compassion and eating dessert first. Mom says about professional clarity and placement. And a piece of artwork from Italy...or Martha.
I would like to be able to say, this time next year, that I haven't self-harmed (in any way) in over a year.
I want to have a new job. I need to either move up professionally so that I can decide if this is the right career path for me, or I need to go ahead and move in a new direction.
I want to be in a better financial state than I am now. Bills paid down, less debt. It's important because it's something I feel like I can control even though I've struggled all my life with my finances.
I want to unpack after 2 years, find a place for everything and make my home a home: -install lighting...both a beautiful fixture as well as the functional track lights -install that amazing ceiling fan with the pulleys -find and install kitchen cabinets, and maybe even a pot rack -build a sound wall that looks fantastic -get a new bed -have my business paperwork sorted and out of the house -have more of a garden
New job, company started. This is what I need to do, it's long overdue.
I am not limiting myself to one thing! I'd like to be less worried/fearful about situations that affect me but that I can't necessarily control. I would like to get rid of all the clutter in my house. I want it to be more spacious and better organized. I want to be quilting on a regular basis.
Get a job with a steady income and savings for retirement. The answer is retirement and taking care of myself and be able to help all others that are depending on me.
I would like to work on my relationship with my husband. I'm not sure I can name a concrete achievement. I know that I have let him, as well as myself, down this year, by being distant, by preferring my own company, or the company of online friends to his company. We have a terrible time communicating. I'll think I'm being clear and blunt about my needs or desires and he's completely befuddled. We both deserve better.
I would like to have my life on track financially. I feel that I am happy with other areas of my life, but money causes me constant worry. I want to turn that worry into an action plan and DO something about it. I want to live a good grounded life and not worry about the bills and taxes we must all pay.
I would like to have reached my goal weight. Or a goal weight that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I would like to move through my 40s not worrying about the damage that extra weight is doing to my health. I want to concentrate on other things after this.
I hope to actually be making money. Not because of the usual reasons, but because I know I deserve prosperity and I need to manifest that.
By this time next year I hope to have completed my cinical rounds, passed my exit exam for my DPT and preparing for my board exams after graduation in December. I also would like to have a thriving almond milk delivery service in Los Angeles where people are becoming more educated and intuitive about their body and health.
Only one? Why only one? Because people (like me) have trouble deciding just one of anything. Because people (like me) will over encumber themselves with goals. Because people (like me) would use that as their excuse for not committing to one thing. I want to commit.
I remember seeing the 2011 answers to 10Q and realising everything I thought I would have achieved by this year was still on the back burner. I can say with slight confidence that I will be walking the graduation stage in the next eight months to get my degree and certification. I am ready to begin the next chapter in my life, to have something real I can call my cause, and start my 'adult' life.
I'd like to make my home warm and welcoming. I've struggled with keeping it organized, getting rid of things, cleaning up, staying cleaned up. It's a small place with beautiful bones and much potential, and I would like to get to that place where I could welcome friends in at any moment, and also feel refreshed and at peace when I come home at night.
I'd like to have finished the first five books of the series I'm working on and have created the audio file of the first 3. It's important to me because this is my sacred purpose and would mean I am fulfilling it.
Two main things: be nicer to my husband (if only to model a more affectionate relationship for the girls!) and lose some weight!
I would like to start making serious plans to have a child with my future husband. I know that it won't necessarily be a straightforward road, but I'd like to have started the journey by then.
I would like to be able to look at myself as a Jew and as a Man and feel no shame. To hold my head up always and to be able to talk to any girl in the room.
I want to know whether/where we are going to move, and be in process.
I want to achieve a good year at school so I can go further with my study. I want to become good in the things I do. I want to do a sport, to be playing music again, do the things I want to do, I want to be happy and healthy All to feel good and happy
I'd like to get a job that supports my family financially as well as allows me to explore other goals.
By this time next year, I would like to have a new job or be in a new work environment. I think that I spend so much of my time at work, and I'm so unhappy there that it just makes everything else unhappy. So, I think this has to change.
I would like to focus on me more: writing, health, friends. Make time for the dentist, the doctor, new glasses, mani-pedis. Feel confident that asserting my needs is okay. I always feel guilty when I take time for me or ask for things and I would like to resolve that so I can be more me. This is important because its the next step in the road to my happiness: to know I am healthy and living my dreams. And I cannot take care of others if I do not practice self-care. To put it another way, I am a better caretaker when my needs are also met.
I'd like to have 68% or higher in my degree, because without a first I have no hope, and the fact is that I know I can do it! I also hope to have £1000 saved ready for my year abroad in France after graduation. I really feel like moving to France is very important to me now, it's become my dream!
To be more tuned in to events around me and read more. This frequently is the cause of me feeling terribly uninformed and stupid, and therefore ashamed to express my views on things for fear of sounding nieve. I would like to work on that in the year to come. I dont want to be too shy to ask questions or express my opinions. The more time I live in fear of doing so the more my voice is not heard and the more worthless my voice becomes.
Lose weight....because of health issues and fashion
I'd like to be in a new job. I need to put my MBA to work and challenge my business and leadership skills.
I would like to be studying at CoFA instead of the Uni of Newcastle. And I would like to be getting really good grades there aswell. I would also want to have done a few internships at a gallery or two to get some experience under my belt. Maybe I could go on another holiday somewhere different, like to Asia. And I'd like to learn to snowboard, like Lenny. Also, I want to still be with Lenny, because I love him and (just between you and me) I would like to marry him one day and have his babies (hee hee). But I don't think he knows that.
I want to be totally unpacked and moved in to this apartment. This is important to me because when I moved in this month, I was profoundly aware of how much unsorted crap I was moving in with me. The last time I moved, it was not with a sense of moving in, but rather with a sense of dwelling temporarily, so I never took the time to truly unpack and settle in. I want to get settled. I also want to get rid of a lot of unnecessary *stuff* which I think burdens me physically and psychologically.
My body is my sacred ground, and I want to bring that body back to the state it was in 2010, when I was fit and active and healthy. I have no expectations for a model-ready beach-body, but I do have expectations to be running three-four times a week. This is important because I don't want to be someone who is a physical drain on her community. In the event of a natural disaster, I want to be someone who can help others, and not have to rely on other people's strength to survive.
I want to be at a healthy weight. This is my yearly goal every year, but my most difficult challenge. The greatest importance in weight loss is to feel better, live longer, and like Karl Lagerfeld says, allow people to be more attracted to my soul.
I had BETTER be graduated with my Masters by this time next year; if not I give up! (not really but I will be very disappointed in myself...)
I would like to complete a few of my art projects including "Mother's Baggage" and the business card pieces.
I'd like to be in a better place with my mental health. This year I've had a really rough time and it's been unbelievably hard. I've had to live day by day and have had to force myself to do things I'd normally be excited to do. I suppose, even though I haven't officially seen someone about it other than my GP, I'd have to say I'm depressed. It all started coming to a head in the last two months of my degree. I had no motivation, was quick to anger, couldn't stay asleep for long, cried a lot and no longer found happiness in things that I used to. In short I was pretty numb unless I was angry or upset. I spoke to my GP after I'd finished my degree but I still couldn't speak to a professional about it until I got a few other tasks out of the way. But now they're done, I hope I'll be able to find the courage to tell my Mum and I hope I'll be able to fix myself because living like this isn't living, it's existing.
I would like to have lost the extra weight I have gained since being pregnant. I would like to stop emotionally eating to achieve this! I would also like to have something work wise sorted out. I would like to be on my way to doing my childcare qualification. I would like to have sorted out my mini jewellery business.
I would like to finish the First Choice Review. This is important to me because I am afraid of the process and the outcome - yet it is something that I know others expect of me - and I expect of myself. Fear has been holding me back - and I don't want that fear to hold me back anymore.
one thing id like to achieve... holy shit, not sure, i have a bunch, so im not going to limit myself... next time this year is Sept 26, 2013. - have the book more than half way done if not completely finished and on its way to the publishers - i want to be dating someone, in a nice healthy way, where we have sober sex, and talk about our lives, and we are both happy on our own so that when we come together its nothing but excitement about life - i would like to continuing to be a non-smoker! - TO HAVE GONE TO BURNING MAN!!!
I love seeing my answer from last year. I looked at it, and it said" "but I hope to have a job and be settled in a new apartment in Rio by this time next year." Here i am settled in a new apartment in Rio, I have a great job. What do I want to achieve by next year? I want to have established a more regular yoga practice here. I know its a challenge given how poor the level is here, but i want to try, whether its my own practice or a combination. The other thing is that I want to have a much larger grasp on economics. Thats a full fledge part of my job and I want to be able to not only look at my indicator, but be able to have a deeper understanding of the bigger picture so I can grow professionally.
I want to be by university studying Global Politics. I feel like my education is important. Also, I'd like to keep kosher by this time next year, I feel better and cleaner eating kosher, and it's respecting and following my religion.
I would love to have successfully maintained a pattern of creativity in my life. I have many outlets (music, art, writing) that I use sporadically, but none that I can say I do on any average day. This is important to me because I feel it helps me to express feelings and emotions that I have bottled up that otherwise detract from my general state of being.
Continue my studies! Have a stable life! Have a roomie, lover, something! Have a proper economy! Have a beautiful home!
I guess I'd like to get paid for writing and/or have my work published somewhere other than Good Spirits News or the Baum Bugle. One of my predictions last year was that I would start getting paid to write. That has come true as of this month. I'm hoping to expand that in the next year. As the music gigs seem to dry up due to budget cuts, etc..., I need to find other kinds of income. And I'm getting tired of the computer classes, after-school programs and worship leading. And yet, between the three of them, I'm getting $600 a month, about 25% of my income. So, I still need them. I just think it's time for a change, but I don't know what.
I'd like to feel more centred and less chaotic and in achieving that I'd like to have my life back from work, more money in the bank and more time with my family.
I would like to have a primary political commitment. I would like to have a job that is meaningful to me and on a path. The political commitment is important to me because it is my greatest purpose. I want a job that feeds and nourishes me, where I am appreciated and valued. I am lucky to have as good and as stable a job as I have now, and at some point that is not enough.
I'd like to actually be working as a therapist, hypnotherapist, intern or counselor. It's important to me because it's what I've always wanted to do with my life, what I'm educated to do, and what I'm good at.
I would like to be pregnant. It feels weird to characterize that as an "achievement" because it's so natural and I don't want to be too "goal oriented" about it. But I do want it to happen.
I want to start the process of home ownership. It's the American dream.
I want to be able to quiet my mind and/or be aware/have more control over my thoughts. The mind and thoughts compose the soul, and I want to be able to control the direction of my soul. I think meditating may be a good way to accomplish this, so I'm going to look more into it. I hope I can do it.
I'd like to not be living with my mother anymore, getting more out of life, simple things really, I would love to be in a realtionship but mostly i just want to be somewhere with enough money to live and be happy
I've learned that I am no good at goal setting. I go with the flow to a fault. I'll tell you what I know I need to work on this year. I lost a lot of my confidence in being with another person. I don't like how I allowed him to treat me and I don't ever want to allow anyone to do it again. I've reverted to not being able to trust any man who tries to invest his time and energy on me, and I don't know if that's just me being cautious or if it's a deeper problem. But I want to be able to trust those who see something attractive in me. Does that start with being able to see it myself?
I want a rock hard yoga body. I love yoga for the spiritual practice, but I'm now finding myself drawn to the physical aspects. My waistline has never been this firm, and my old injured back has almost no pain when I practice regularly. When I started doing yoga, it was for the purposes of learning to meditate, finding community and getting into shape. These are all still valid goals.
Once again, I would really love to get to a place where I am able to accept my relationship with food in a healthy way. Boy, do I want to fit into those clothes again.
I am praying for work for my husband, so that we no longer need to rely on food stamps. I feel it's important to him as a man, husband, father to feel like he's contributing to society and providing for his family.
I hope to be done with my degree program. It may not get me a new job, but it will be an important accomplishment for me. My family and I have sacrificed a lot--time, money, energy--so I can pursue this. I want to finish it for all of us.
I'd like to either make one piece of art, start one business, or write my children's book.
By this time next year, I would like to have more direction in my life. I am starting to look inside myself and figure out what I really want, which is one of the reasons I am thinking of double majoring in art because it just makes me so happy. But by this time next year I would like to be more confident in my decisions (related to school but also all of my decisions). I would also love to be able to learn to appreciate the little things more, right now it is a conscious effort but hopefully by next year it will be innate. Another thing that I would like to work on this year is being more intentional; in regards to my words, actions and thoughts. I would also like to try to notice the good in people and the beauty in everything, and appreciate that.
I'd like to be in a solid relationship. I've been dating the wrong people for the last 8 years - and it is time for me to find someone I can be with long term. I've been trying to get to the right place in my life so this is possible, and it has taken a lot of effort. I believe that I am ready and hope I can meet the right person.
I would like to build a more active bike culture within Providence.
To live and love and have no regrets.
I hope to be more comfortably involved in a lot of activities in high school and be more confident and have a good work ethic.
i would like to find a better balance between work and having time to be outside hiking and running, seeing friends - and if we can afford to retire so much the better - As I get older I find that work is less important - being in nature and seeing people i care about is more important. I had a long break from work and discovered, much to my surprise, that I had been putting too much of myself in it. Too many hours spent away from the other things I love - the people who will be there for me when the job won't.
Slowing down. Scheduling myself more accurately to the the time I actually have and knowing there still will be times when I am busy, maybe even too busy, to still be present and not thinking about the next thing coming. To be present and not be stressed out about how I wish I had more time, but just being in the moment and appreciating the moment. This will make a difference in all my relationships, that with my wife, my son, friends and clients!
I really want to be able to fix up our house, sell it and pay back some debts, and then down size to a smaller house in a less risky earthquake and fire zone. I really want to have a closer relationship with my wife and my brothers too.
I want to arrange my new flat so that I can say that I live in a good flat and feel good there. The second thing is that I want to learn how to read a plan for the tram and to get great marks in my first semester.
By next year, I would like to be more fluid and fluent in my use of time. This is important to me because I feel that the way I use time now only considers hours and minutes and days and I understand that time, my time, is so much more than that and I am so much more than that. By scheduling and working with time as both linear and spiral, I will be in partnership with time. Right now, I spend so much time chasing time. I believe that nature offers an amazing model of time through all the ways time cycles, from night to day, summer to fall to winter to spring, and within each of those rhythms. Nature’s cycles remind me that I am a part of a bigger rhythm. I want to use time as a way to connect with nature not to isolate, ignore, or bypass my connection to the Earth. I want time to be an internal grounding cord moving me along in connection with the pulse of the earth, not a external whip pushing me forward regardless of my own bodyclock.
I want to be making a better living and saving money against future economic disruption. Why? It is obvious: God blesses the child that's got his own.
I'd like to be a healthy weight and comfortable in my own skin. I want that more than anything in the whole entire world. It's important because there is nothing nice about waking up every morning and feeling like you don't belong in this fat shell. I want the body I know I deserve to have.
One thing? I can’t name one thing, I can name several. I want to be thinner. I want my blog to be bigger, better and more consistent. I want to be seriously involved in writing a book or creating a book proposal. I want to have a home and holiday decorations that I’m proud to show off. I want to be engaged. The book thing is probably the biggest, though. It would feel great to be a published author and I think I can make it happen if I work hard at it (and at promoting my brand through the blog). It’s the challenge I need.
I want to have finished my book. It's been weighing on me for a couple of years now, but the full-time job of keeping my house and keeping the banks at bay has taken all my energies, and of course all my time.
strengthen my relationship with Jason because I want to continue on our path toward the future. participate regularly in some type of volunteerism make an effort to visit my family especially my niece more
I will deal in some way with family records and stories, be done with the piles of unlabeled pictures, have grandparents' books written, do something with the old letters. I know I am mortal and death can come any time, and I don't want stories to get lost.
By this time next year, I would like to be working on my prerequisites for my master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. I wish I could be going straight to grad school, and at the same time I wish I didn't have to leave Vassar. This next year will be like a kind of limbo for me, and I want to get past it and move on.
I'd like to have gotten my Wilderness First Responder training. I think that's one kind of training I could have that would be useful to me no matter what situation I could possibly find myself in.
I'd like to be on the fast track to graduate from University, be on my way to living on my own and work on having a better relationship with my boyfriend. It's important to me to feel more trusting and know that my boyfriend isn't going to just dump me in the drop of a hat, being together for a year will really make me feel more comfortable in the relationship, knowing that we made it past my craziness haha
I'd like to be installed in a new city, attending a top MFA acting program. I have renewed my commitment to being an artist and from where I stand now, this seems like the right path for me. I see it as the next step in my evolving life and passion.
I would like to take time to study the Torah and find charitable causes that mean something to me. I do not feel that in the past year I have honored my father's passing by not doing these things, and it bothers me very much.
I would like to get married. I would like to have an amazing wedding that both me and Susie really love. It's important to me because I want to spend the rest of my life with her and I hope to make it a good life for us.
never lose my friends again.
I would like to have my business in a place where it is working for me. This is important to me, because I do not want to turn out like my parents bogged down by work and missing out on life. I want to remove this obstacle, so I can dedicate my time to love, pursuits of kindness, acts of generosity and giving care and health to those who need it. I hope its possible...
A guy. Because i want a family and that companionship.
My skateboard and longboard brand will be a big succes! by this time next year, I been living with my gilrfriend like almoust 1 year and I gping to be very clam and happy
Find a boyfriend. I've never dated anyone before, and I think learning to live with someone could improve me immensely. If nothing else, it'll be a new experience.
By this time next year I will have completed my dissertation and become a Ph.D. I want to finish this so I am free to follow my vocation of teaching and working with dreams.
By this time next year, I would like to have a job in the East Bay instead of commuting to the city every day. It sounds very simple and I think it would have a profound effect on my quality of life. Spending as much time in my car as I do is very draining. All those hours in the Subaru make it difficult to find time to take care of myself in other ways, like swimming or meditating or doing projects that invigorate me, and definitely make it challenging to spend as much time as I'd like caring for my family and our home. I would love to have the opportunity to teach at St. Paul's and just walk three blocks to school each day, but I know that might not be the best fit for me so really I am going to hold on to the outcome I want (more time with my family and for myself) and know that whatever means moves me towards that end is what I want to have happen.
I want to be involved in a leadership role for my community, synagogue, or other volunteer group. I want to be actively writing again. I want to have lost more weight. I want to be further on a path of understanding and fulfillment, wherever that takes me.
Peace and balance in my soul. I have been feeling incredibly anxious this past year with so much anxiety over everything going on in my life. I hope that I can find greater sense of calm.
I'd like to be promoted to the South-West Group as a referee. I said this last year, but missed out again for the second year in a row. I think I'm ready. I just need to prove it when I get the chance in a Level 5 game. I had a bad day in my Level 5 game at the end of last year, which effectively ruined my chances. I thought I'd done OK until the match observer ripped me a new one in the debriefing. It hit me for six. I wasn't expecting it. The crowd were horrible, too. I don't respond all that well to adversity. It doesn't motivate me as much as it should if I'm going to be an elite athlete. I'd also like to go to Brazil, if my plans to be in Olinda for carnival next February work out. I need to start planning for it. I think I'd have more spiritual, musical experiences out there. I have an appetite for them at the moment. I love my drumming because it's a physical, emotional thing.
I would like to be the star of a feature film that is screened at Sundance. It's important to me because I came to LA to act. I feel like I haven't been in the game and I need to start playing so that I can decide to continue or end it.
Established a sound business or at least work/professional model (that of course allows for fluidity!). Have a proven method of income to support my lifestyle; and have accomplished a large project such as activating my LARGER socially conscious business ideas or the roots, rhythm, & culture festival or other.
I wish to have a 4 (or more) figure monthly income by this time next year. This is important to me as it would appear to be some indicator of general success as well as a degree of liberation. I know it will come sooner, so perhaps my goal/dream is to have funded my own international travel by that time. I also wish to have released a full-length album of my own music.
I would like to be involved in some sort of Jewish women's collective and be playing music and singing ALL the time (like every week). And I want to do this a) without feeling like I'm a target (ie. intimidating to people - men in particular, or people being jealous and wanting me to fail, etc.) and b) if I have to feel like a target, it shouldn't preclude me from having a loving boyfriend/husband. These things are important to me because music and feminism are so important to me. They make me so happy and put me in touch with some things I know my soul needs to explore. Once I get those things out of my system then I will be more ready for children, and that is my primary long-term goal.
Haha. Last year, I said I wanted to be nearing a 100-pound weight loss mark. Guess what? Injury and illness proved major setbacks this year. I have gotten healthier and fitter in the past year, but I haven't seen much net result on the scale. But I am keepin' on keepin' on as they say. Eyeballing 100 pounds again for next year.
Considering I have to be out of this current residence within 30 days, I know I'll be living somewhere new. I leased my Honda Civic in August. I started a new job at a dream factory where my job is to invent ways to make designs tangible. The only thing I haven't done is find someone to love me. I'm sure that its not difficult. I just am fervently not trying. I have no interest. Obviously I'd love someone to share my life with. Maybe by this time next year I will have at least had a failure at it, if not a real actual steady relationship with someone who isn't gay.
Further my studies.Education has always been the one thing close to my heart.
I hope that I’ll have made a decision about where I’m going to live. By this time next year- I should have moved out. Maybe I will buy a place, or maybe I’ll just move to another location- where I would want to eventually buy a place. I want to not be in a funk- hopefully I’m dating, feeling in love by this next year- with someone that I could see myself with. I want to feel happy- that I know what makes me happy. I hope that I can cook better- that I can feel comfortable making meals. I hope that I can continue going to the gym three times a week .
This year I have learned a lot and look at things differently. I learned the importance of being positive, having self confidence, and taking care of myself; but it is impossible to put all of those into action in a short amount of time. This is the year I will be putting what I learned into action. More concrete goals: not bite my nails get a good GPA keep my room clean drink my whole water bottle each day work out AT LEAST 5 times a week get a job
I'd like to be less hard on myself and start having my own back more often. That means in one year all my choices will more authentically reflect my ever-evolving self and goals. Hope to gain more ground in understanding who I am, how to navigate my emotional life, and open myself to love and be loved. Also intend to write two screenplays, produce a play, establish consistent relationships with casting directors, and move from working in a non-profit to a more strategic job as a writer's assistant--- still, the most important thing is that I honor my instincts along the way- journaling, eating well, and exercising, too. Clearly, my one thing is to achieve everything.
My own theatre piece. I can do it, so why not? and also, important for my career, and my well-being.
I would like to qualify as a hypnotherapist so I can help people, but also I have invested in me greatly for the first time ever & followed a dream I thought would never be possibly. I've almost had the opportunity given to me on a plate, so why not :) Also I would like to become a mum & am trying for a baby at present. I hope that 'God' allows me the chance to have that special moment in my life <3
By this time next year I'd like to find a balance between work, family and self. Right now I have two visions for the future. One is to have a baby by this time next year, the other is to be mentoring childbirth classes on a regular basis and earning money from it. However, I feel my energy going in so many directions, and I want to be more focused. I want to make my family my priority. This is important because I love them more than anything and because I think of our family as a co-creation between myself, my husband and our kids, it's like our work of art, our part of the eternal tapestry.
I want to be financially independent - to be unemployed for the entire year. to have paid off my school loans and to be earning an income based on my own creations. I want to start my own company and make it everything it can be.
I am committing to putting more paint on canvas, to having at least ten completed canvases by September 2013. I have to build a body of work sometime and have been putting it off because nothing I make feels good enough...but only through practice can I become good enough. It's a vicious loop, but one I'm aware of and can overcome.
I want to put out two albums -- the one I've recorded already and the one in my head. I've been sitting on the former for something like two years. It's too long. I wanted to put it out on a label, but now, forget it. It just needs to come out. And the album in my head -- I need to make something and make it public fearlessly, and I know it's going to be a really fun record to make. It's important because I want to be recognized for doing good work, which means I need to get over the fear of being misunderstood or ignored that has prevented me from completing every step required to be recognized.
I'd like to be in France with my family for the semester, and really enjoy and dive into the whole experience. I hope I can find a way to have some kind of job/salary while we're over there, but also have a lifestyle that allows for time to nurture our family while we're there, and enjoy travel together. This is important to me because I'd like to reconnect with France and French myself, and because I'd like the children to experience the enrichment of life in another culture (and one with delicious food and beautiful art!).
By this time next year I'd like to have a source of income that is more steady than the one I have now. This is important because it will relieve the financial stresses that effect the other areas of my life.
I would like to be in a relationship (or attempted one). It's time to move forward from my loss. I need/want to be free of the overarching glumness.
I would like to be working on music of my own, either on the guitar or ukulele or piano and possibly recordings as well. This is one of the gifts my life has lent to me, and it has lain fallow for far too long now.
I hope to be satisfied with my life. I've always wanted "the next thing" - from college, to a husband, to a baby...and hyped it up so that when I got them, I felt somewhat disappointed.
I want to be a cantor and out of teaching by June. It's is important to my happiness and well-being.
I'd like to be more patient --to listen more, hear more, talk less. Especially with older friends and family, this is critical: I don't want to have negative feelings after an encounter, either towards them or thinking about my reactions.
Become a nicer version of myself.
I would like to pilot and share the spiritual growth process that has been percolating inside of me for over a decade, and bring any deeper understandings from it to my work and to others around me
I really want to be in a loving relationship, live with another person. Maybe that's too quick for one year, but at least I'd like to be in a partnership that has that kind of potential. And I'd like to earn a minimum of $75 K to make up for my loosygoosy lifestyle of the past few years.
I want to get accreditation in my field. This will help me become better at my job, let alone the respect I will receive from peers, leadership, and future potential employers.
I want to be competent with a scientific calculator and my new iphone. I want to be tech savvy. I want to be familiar and good with this new way of communicating. It is important because I have been feeling so out of tune with the rest of the world.
I'd like to be a better person in terms of relationships. I want to be the person I know I should, and can be. One who really means all of the sweet talk he says and can really see women as beautiful and special because of who they are and not just because they are women. I need to be able to realize that sometimes I'm wrong.
A more organized life... reduced stress and reduced hours at work, a cleaner house, more time to 'play' with my children.
I would like to be engaged full time in pursuits that fulfill me and fully call on my gifts, if I have any. I spend a lot of my time on efforts that don't matter to me and don't feed me. I would like to be a fully engaged person.
I'd like for us to achieve financial peace and hopefully buy a house.
I want to lose at least 50 of the 200 or so pounds I have to lose. I've gotten a lot mentally healthier recently but I'm in very poor physical health, due mostly to my weight. I worry that I will die young and leave my family without me. I don't want to have quite valid reasons to worry about that anymore.
I want to learn how to have a good sleep schedule. It seems frivolous maybe, but for someone really proud of how healthy and positive my relationship with my body is, I sure as hell deprive it of a fuckton of one of its most necessary resources. And I think I'll just be happier overall if I manage to do that. So, yeah. Sleep. Health. That. (written at 5 am, with an alarm that will be going off at 8:30 for lab)
To stay in touch more with friends. And by this time next year, probably, move out of Africa. It's important to stay in touch because we're only gonna keep moving, while friends may relocate too - and staying in touch is the only way to stay close to friends no matter where we are. Moving will be important because it will be another step in our lives, and help define the coming years. Cheating, some other achievements: Get Married! Find a Job I Love! Find a synagogue, re-connect with my Jewish life, and I reeeeally hope that Jens will be inspired to learn more and participate if he is in a supportive environment. But that's not MY choice. Communicate better and better with Jens. Understand that conversations are not a means to an end, but a journey themselves. Lose some fear of conversational rejection. Be supportive instead of move-to-the-next-phase. Be genuine instead of programmed what-emotion-to-project-now.
This is an assignment of my program so I really need to do it anyway, but I really want to have produced a good, independent research paper by one year from now. I'm confident in my academic ability in classes, but much less so in less structured work with less clear time constraints. I also doubt my ability to ask interesting questions or have innovative enough approaches to add value to the field. I want to do something meaningful and useful, and accomplishing that is a major factor in being ready to continue with my program. I also want to give back to the community. I have felt so self-involved this year and I've hated it. Adam and I both feel that we should do tzedaka in a financial sense to an organization that we find meaningful, yet undetermined, but it is also important to me to do actual service work and spend time with people in a situation different from my own. I think we can get too caught up in our world of privilege, and building connections to and helping those not so fortunate is a great way to do something good for the world and break of our our comfort zones.
I'd like to be thinner, kinder, gentler, and more sober. kinda self explanatory as to the why.
I would like to be in a new job. I have been a licensed attorney for approximately four (4) years, and, after some soul searching, I realize that it's not for me. Physically, mentally and spiritually, I haven't been able to handle the stress, pressure and confrontations that my license almost permits me to have. I would rather be able to focus on my hearth, home and family. I feel exceptionally strongly that my last legacy will be raising good, compassionate and happy children, not that I wrote good memoranda.
I'm getting my money in order - I'd like to be on a good road to paying off my credit cards. It won't happen in a year, but I'd like to be making good progress!
I'd like to rekindle the awareness of my husband as a separate person - one I admire and love deeply and am attracted to - as opposed to seeing him simply as my dear husband who makes my life so much better.
balance -- a clean home, kempt files, inbox zero. Would settle for getting 1/3 of the way, and making a triennial effort even, but progress must be made.
I would like to finally get our family moving toward financial sustainability. I feel like we teeter on the edge financially despite our resources. We don't seem to save enough and I'm concerned about the need for ever increasing resources just to keep up.
Have chickens! I want to do more with our yard and become better friends with our neighbors.
+Astrology Certification + Master of Menstrual Energies + NVC clases + Qi Gong , Balinese Dance, Bellydance + 3-5 Ebooks + 5-7 workshop presentations
I'd like to believe in myself. Remember and appreciate my strengths. Stop immolating self over weaknesses, perceived or real. I killed the Hanging Judge. I ejected the core. Time to rebuild core, and make it yar (like Hepburn's wooden ship, the TrueLove, Philadelphia Story.) and get a job. divorce. resume growing up and out. handle the demons better.
Even though I am OK with my weight & happy with who I am, I would like to tone up. I would like to be at least HEALTHY. I have been saying that I am going to go back to school for a while now. But things always came up...health issues, Dane, the breakup. Excuses. Now, even though I am going through health things, I know I can make it work to at least be SIGNED up to go back to school by next year.
I would like to know my career path. I'm either a cop thinking about progressing on the CPD, or I'm an accountant with a CPA working towards Turnaround Management. I think this is important because I won't be able to do what I was put here to do without stabilizing that piece of my life. Either could lead me in a "shifted" direction, but soon, I have to be securely on a more directed path.
More job satisfaction. Either in my current job or maybe doing something outside of my current job or perhaps in a completely new job.
Established in my retirement activities. A whole new life...
I need to begin planning more significantly for retirement by cutting expenses and rearranging investments. I also need to make major progress on home renovations.
I think if I can't code a website by this time next year (at the least) I will have failed my whole career progression task.
I'd like to have a better handle on myself. I'd like to be able to better define who I am, why I am who I am, how I be that person, and what that will mean in terms of my actions and lack of.
I would like to get a meaningful job. I love to grow and learn, and I cannot do that at the place I am now. I hope I have peace with my family and can sustain my relationship. I'd like to mature and gain control of my vices... I hope I've managed to grow up by this time next year.
I want to succeed academicaly. Just because I droped out on my first two University experiences my parents and everyone around me see me as a great joke and disappointment, even though I was only 17. I've achieved so many things since then, I'm the top student in my class in one of the bests Universities in my country, I've been promoted in less than one year in every job I got in, and still they are not proud of me.
Propose. I'm in love with her, and I want to ask this girl to spend her life with me.
A job. It would help my family a lot and will get me some independence.
I would like people to know me and want me because I am a good stage manager. It is important to me because it would affect my entire career for the rest of my life. I would also like to have my confidence in myself and stop worrying about every little thing.
Same as last year: I want to be in love! I want to be in a deep relationship! But, I know now that although it is in my control, it's also sort of out of my control. So that might not be the best choice. I hope to be in a job I can believe in so I can sleep well at night. By this time next year, I hope to have spent the summer in Mississippi. I hope to have gone camping in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
My hopes for next year are not only for me- but my family as a whole. I pray, hope - NEED closeness, connection, and understanding between the four of us (mom, dad, sister, and I). I've felt a rift between me and my mom since high school that may have been pushed to the side and ignored or buried while I was in college, but it's presence has always been lingering, and it now haunts me. It seems as though no matter what I say or do, I will always be "the bad daughter" in my mother's eyes. I have worked extremely hard to alter my mom's view of me this summer, but labels are difficult to change in my mom's eyes. I sincerely not only wish for change between my mom and I - but rather, I need it. Things can't continue the way they've been. More than anything, I seek closeness and connection to her - and I hope one year from now, we can proudly say we've established it. As for my dad, I wish to have a more honest, open and closely connected relationship with him as well. I want him to lose the "shady guy" label and reinvent himself, becoming the type of dad we've needed for so long: an emotionally/ mentally /physically healthy, substance free father. I believe in him so much- and hope next year, he will shine as the person I know he is. I hope my sister can establish feelings of trust with my dad, and form a revitalized sense of closeness and understanding with my mom. I have no doubt my sister and I will remain as close as we are now, if not - even closer. I just want my family to all be on the same page, and embrace what it means to be a family.
The beginning of an adult life, whether it be graduate school, or a career. I am tired of sitting idle. I need to be doing something better with my life. Right now I am just pissing on this gift.
I'd like to have my own apartment, with or with out a roommate. I have lived in the same house, the same room, since I was three years old. I'm feeling cramped and I need to go off and live my own life.
I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT and EXERCISE!!! I can't walk 1/2 a mile without being out of breath! At 45 I'm too young to be this out-of-shape.
Wow committing this to words is had because I am scared I might fail and look back at this and I will feel bad. But I will take the leap: I would like to finish my schooling at SMC. This is so important for obvious reasons... but also because I will have proven to myself that I can finish what I start. Its going to be hard since I will have to support myself through most of this year.... my grades will suffer... but I need to finish. I need to know I can accomplish even under such difficult circumstances. God bless me in this endeavor, and may it be so much easier than I think!!! xoxo
Get focused. I need a clarity that eludes me. Ideas swing to and fro through my little gourd. I need one purpose because I am the Beast.
I'd like to fully convince myself that I can be my own person on my own, without having to depend on someone else. Whether that means still being married or becoming single, I want to find a way to define myself that doesn't completely depend on other people.
I'd like to be 175lbs or less. This isn't just about weight and body image it's about overall fitness and health., if course I want a bangin body but more than that, it's about easing the burden on my knees, being able to straddle my man and fuck him, to run after the kiddies and play with them without being winded and just getting out there and doing things without my size and weight being a factor or a hindrance.
I would like to have all of my debt paid off and have stellar credit. I want to do it because I believe that it's time. I'm 32 years old, have been financially irresponsible for most of my adult life, and I believe I have the opportunity to turn things around now. I want to live a life of freedom and peace, and this seems to be an area that sometimes prevents that from happening. I believe that it can be done!
I would like to be in school finishing my Bachelor's Degree. Closure.
I would like for graduation to be in sight.
get a job. get in a serious relationship leading to a lifelong commitment. it means safety and security.
I'd like to do some teaching, in some capacity. I recently had the opportunity to speak to a college class and it felt great to be in front of a group again. Maybe volunteering with Planned Parenthood?
I want my basement project to be at a place where I am comfortable with it and not thinking about all the things I could be doing to make it better.
I really want to take care of my health. I need to get over it and just do it, but its so hard. I need to do it so that I can be a teacher and so that I feel good mentally and physically.