Goals for 2012

I prefer not to call these resolutions for 2012, but rather goals. So here we go (please note: I realize I’m about a week behind on posting these, but better late than never):

1. Start eating healthier. This also includes just eating in general. My co-workers will tell you that I am awful about skipping lunch. Breakfast is typically a granola bar and a venti Starbucks (and that’s if we are lucky). Lunch is non-existent (which I’m sure other PR/Advertising Pros will tell you happens often). Afternoon snack is typically either a Diet Coke or another Starbucks. This needs to change. And I want to start actually bringing my lunch – in order to save $$. Working downtown and eating lunch downtown can get expensive!

2. Focus on my career. I pretty much already do that but I want to continue to focus on this area of my life.

3. Focus on my faith. I need to start going to church more often again. End of story.

4. Meet more Twitter friends. I love social networking and have met some amazing new friends through Twitter. I can’t wait to attend more Tweet-ups and have more coffee/drink dates with friends from Twitter!

5. Shop local. This past Christmas, I made this a goal and I didn’t do too bad at all. I want to continue to engage in Cleveland’s awesome local shops. The Made in the 216 event was one of my favorites from 2011 and I can’t see what else Danielle from DU has up her sleeves for 2012!

6. Stop focusing on the little things and think big picture. Yes, sometimes life doesn’t go the way I want – I need to stop focusing on those little things though.

7. Be patient. Patience is a virtue I tend to not have. Whether it be in my personal life, career or with others. I really want to start being more patient with others and with myself.

8. Take my medication. Every day. 2011 was a bit of an issue when it came to my medication. This year, I must be better. And I must attend all doctors appointments – even the scary cancer follow-up appointments. After all, only three more years and I’ll officially be”cancer-free”.

More than anything, I wanna live life by this quote (thanks to The Daily Balance for sharing):

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now.”

About Charlene Ann

Type A, City Dweller. Lover of all things CLE, bad pop music, coffee, reading, to-do lists and wine.
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