Saturday, January 10, 2009

2009 Goals - Who Is In Control

It has been six months since I blogged - so what have I been doing that is more important than journaling. Running occassionally - life is busy so I have been putting running, scrapbooking, and journaling off. It is easy to make excuses for not running or scrapbooking. To much to do - papers to grade, lectures to develop, dissertation to write, charitable clinic work to do --- see I have real excuses.

Real excuses do not nullify the fact that I have not put me first or even second. I realized recently I am getting older - My husband is getting older. I do not like the path aging is forcing us down - so - who is in control - Me or Life??? Can I control my life?? Can I age gracefully?

I do not believe in New Year Resolutions - I do believe in goals. With life and the aging process pushing me down a path I do not want to go down - I have set a few goals for 2009.

1. Become more organized-

2. Eat Healthier

4. Live each day with less stress.

So how am I going to accomplish my goals. I bought a new calendar today - I will schedule healthy activities among the many other task, meetings, and deadlines. I will journal what I eat.

Eating healthier - I am going to work the Weight Watchers program

Counting my blessing - I am going to journal (here and in paper journal)

Live each day with less stress - I am going to choose my battles carefully. Take on projects that make me happy and ask for help when my plate is full.

I really want to run a 1/2 marathon - can I - I am the one in control!

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