What goals? Oh, those goals…




On January 3, 2015, I posted my 2015 goals for “The Restoration of Tamara”. At the time, I was fairly certain that while I knew some of my goals would be challenging, I was also aware that they were all attainable. At least I thought so at the time. Now that I have had the time to reflect and assess how successful I have been with my goals (I chose way back when I was ready for a change), I honestly think that I need to modify a few of them. While I am not thrilled with my progress, I do celebrate the fact that I am revisiting and modifying them. After all, my competition is not another person; it is “me against myself 
                  (key: red– not complete; orange– somewhat complete; Strike through– Mission completion)
In 2015

1. Be honest with myself and learn to trust myself. 
Really, how do I measure this?

2. Speak wisely or remain silent (we all have this right). 
I really might be a negative person.

3. Have dinner with my grandparents once a month. 
This has happened a total of 3 times, really, Tamara?

4. Gather ALL of my debts, and one by one, make them disappear (ongoing). 
Let’s just say that this might take place over a period of time.

5. Contact one old friend each month and set a meet-up place and time. 
This has happened 3 times, and I am really impressed!

6. Complete my National Board Certification Renewal process (banking on this)
Mission completion- now all I have to do is wait patiently for the results to see if I am certified for another 10 yrs.  Who am I kidding? I have no patience!

7. Participate in the Pay-it-Forward initiative.  
Mission completion- Volunteered for MLK, Jr. event

8. Complete a 5K (specifically Run for the Roses– Click here to join me). 
DONE- question is will I do another?

9. Enroll my 4 yr old in a gymnastics class (suggestions welcome), and take send my 19 yr old a surprise package (shh, she can read). 
I have completed half of this goal, and to tell you the truth, I had forgotten about the gymnastics class, uh oh!

10. Choose optimism over pessimism whenever possible.  
I will share my “uh oh” moments. 
Again, I really might be a negative person.

11.  Volunteer my time.
Volunteered with Triangle United Way for the MLK, Jr. Day 2015 

12. Find a church home.
 I know where I want to join, but it hasn’t happened yet. Pray for me!

How have you progressed with your 2015 goals? I’d love some pointers.

thoughtfully,