So…I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I want my goals/ resolutions for 2011 to be.
As I settle into the routine life of adult hood (meaning, there aren’t any major milestones is my near future; I have a steady job, I have already graduated from college, I have a mortgage, I am NOT having a baby any time soon) I realize that I don’t really dig routine. That I need something to shake it up. To have goals to achieve.
I’ve thought about all of the regular ones:
Get fit, save money, blah blah. And I do want to keep getting fit, and I do have some personal and household financial goals, but I just didn’t want to put that out there as my resolution.
And, suddenly, while reading this blog, it came to me. I want 2011 to be the year in which I do things that I am scared of. I want to face my fears to force my self out of complacency. Sayonara comfort zone.
I have posted before about my tendency to stay in my comfort zone, and in that same post I also discussed how glad I am, and how proud of myself I am when I force my self (or am forced by others to make the choice) to leave my comfort zone.
And really….the things that I am afraid/scared of a varied.
Things as simple as cutting my hair really short, to big things like learning to say “no” to people (or quit being a people pleaser..I really could have a whole blog on people pleasing, no not a post, a whole blog).
Here is a short list of things that I would like to do but have been hesitant to try because I might either fail or because they aren’t in my comfort zone:
1.Cutting my hair short-seriously short. Right now I am growing it out to donate it, but instead of getting a bob, what if I cut it into a pixie or something else short.
2.Roller Derby. I think I could be good at this. I am a decent roller skater, and I like to think I am tough.
3.Joining a book club-a real one, not an internet one.
4.Sticking up for my self and telling people “no” when I am asked to do something that doesn’t work for me or my schedule.
5.Making phone calls. I know…seriously. I HATE calling people that I don’t know for work. I think it’s a rejection thing? I don’t know, but I need to get over it.
Ok, that isn’t an exhaustive list, just a few things off the top of my head. So that is my resolution for 2011. To do the things that scare me.