Posted by: Amy | June 1, 2012

2012 Goals, Revised

Like countless other well-intentioned people on New Year’s Day, I wrote out a list of goals for 2012.

And I promptly forgot about them.

It took me a while to find it in my files. I realized that I wrote down things that I wanted to accomplish, but didn’t have a game plan. No wonder it didn’t work.

I still want the same things. Lose weight. Save money. Be organized. Write. Create.

There’s no way I can set the clock back to Jan. 1. But I can reset my goals today.

June 1 is special to my family. It’s the day my Mom and three older sisters landed in California on a flight from the Philippines to join my Dad, who had arrived a few months earlier on a work visa. I arrived a year later.

Like many other immigrants, my parents came to the United States to provide a better future for us. I can’t imagine leaving my home, all that is familiar, all that I love. I don’t think I can move to a distant land and start all over. And yet, that’s what they did.

If they were able to overcome their fears and hold onto their hopes and dreams, then I should be doing the very same thing. What better way to honor their sacrifices and hard work?

So, I have reset my 2012 goals, with specific steps toward each one. I’ll talk more about that in upcoming posts. I have set September 1 as a check-in date to check on my progress.

We have six more months of 2012. Are you on track toward your goals this year?

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Responses

  1. i’m kinda in line with my goals assuming i make miracles happen in the next month! lol.

    but i’m so glad you shared why june 1 matters to you. i am always in awe of those that make life changes like that.

    • Thank you! Congratulations on keeping up with your goals and of course miracles always happen. Sometimes in the most unexpected ways. 🙂

  2. 2012 is going so fast! I can’t believe we are closing in on half-way through. I don’t set new year’s resolutions because they are the same: lose weight, eat healthfully, blah, blah, blah. However, this year, I published my book so at least I have checked one big item off of my not-written-down list.

    • Hi, Gail!
      I don’t like using the word “resolution” for some odd reason. “Goals” seem more attainable. I know. It’s all quibbling.
      And even though you didn’t write it down, you succeeded in having your book published. Congratulations! That is awesome!


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