There I Said It. I’m Not Making Goals This Year.

Friday, February 03, 2017

I didn’t make goals this year. Actually, this is the second year in a row I’ve felt like I shouldn’t make goals. Kinda odd, I know. Why?! Well, it’s complicated. Or... maybe it’s really not.

Let me go back a bit. I have made goals for years and years. I like accomplishing and checking things off the to do list. I’ve made yearly goals, monthly goals, weekly goals, you name it. I’m pretty much into this sort of thing. I want to be intentional, motivated, focused. Get it done people! Then I had twins, and then I had another baby, and now I have 5 kids. Oh! I also homeschool them and my husband often travels for long periods of time.

I have like not much time for myself anymore. So, to put another “thing” on the list to take care of, accomplish, do, etc. just doesn’t seem very realistic or really all that kind to myself. I guess I could make a goal to, “take more time for myself” but honestly I don’t know how to do that or where to begin. Plus you kinda need help when extracting yourself from the above mentioned 5 children.

So, I’m just gonna opt out. Sure, I’d LIKE to do a few things (the usual suspects- exercise, travel, be a better person). I could probably put them down, but I’m not even sure how I would have the energy to accomplish them. And, frankly I’m kinda tired of feeling like I need to do MORE.

This is actually the third time I’ve typed this post. I cringe inside when I read such personal information. Why am I putting this out on the interweb?! Who will even care? Is this self indulgent? Gah! The introvert in me is FREAKING out!! So, I just delete the post. Again. I’ve not even shared this information with my closest family. Until tomorrow, when we get together for a vision meeting and are suppose to share our goals for the year.

Maybe, I will direct them to the blog.


  1. Love this K'lyn. I find my same place in life right now. Thanks for sharing even though you were not comfortable doing so!

    1. Thanks Amy! I'm glad that you feel the same way too! I AM going to work on blogging more (it's not a goal.. ha ha)

  2. So good, K! I didn't make any goals this year either. Well, I didn't write them at least. I realized in January that I had some "expectations" that were causing some major angst within and without. Let me tell ya, unspoken expectations that you expect others to just know (like that I need more time to myself, you should KNOW this by now!) will cause LOTS of problems. ��
    What I DID do this January? I just sat and "listened" and wrote down some words I knew Holy Spirit was speaking to my heart about. I don't usually follow the IG trend of "One Little Word" for the year, but these words from the Lord have become special to me. ��


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