Every New Years is when most people dust off their notebooks with last years goals, only to make new goals that they have no intentions of following through on. We need to not think of them as New Years resolutions, but as yearly personal performance appraisals.
My two year performance appraisal at work is 2 months away. Last year I was given 5 goals. So far I have accomplished 2 of them, another 2 are a work-in-progress and the last one is studying for a test that I need to take.
All of my goals are attainable. My supervisor has asked for a status update on my goals, and I have given it to her. She wants me to success in my annual goals, just as much as I do.
If we treated our life goals - or resolutions - like we do our professional performance appraisals, maybe we would be more apt to take them seriously. Today my husband and I decided to answer 11 questions related to our goals that we are making for ourselves regarding health and fitness. We need to learn to set attainable goals that we can gauge when the time comes to evaluate where we are at in reaching our goals within our set time frame, much like the annual performance appraisal.
My husband and I are trying to get back into the habit of cooking more. Well, cooking for him/us, and baking for me. There was a time that I was baking at least once a week. Now...not so much; which, our waist lines are probably thankful for that. :)
Yesterday Dustin made macaroni salad, which was very mediocre. I don't blame my husband, but me for the recipe I found was just OK. The burgers we had were pretty tasty, but the part of the meal that took the cake - no pun intended - was the cheesecake! I had never made cheesecake before, but am sure glad I tried. I officially have a thing. Cheesecake!!!
A mere two years ago, or even one year ago, my husband and I did not have babies on the brain. In fact, we said it’d be at least 5 years before we talked kids. We have been dating since 2009 and married since 2014. We wanted some quality “us” time before that type of a life change.
Then we went to my 10 year high school reunion in September 2015. I honestly don’t think the fact that so many of my former classmates had kids is what prompted us to have the discussion to have kids, I think it just happened to be the right time.
I remember we were in Jacksonville, driving to the airport, when my husband asked what my thoughts were on having kids. Little did he know that I would jump on that idea like that [**snaps fingers**]. I mean, why wouldn’t I want to have a child with the person I was spending the rest of my life with?!
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!