I was going to skip this week’s Friday 5 2.0 link up because I already shared my fitness-related goals/resolutions in my Runfessions post and will be sharing my non-fitness goals in tomorrow’s Ultimate Coffee Date post–please stop by and join us! But then I realized that I should be setting bigger goals for 2017 because this is the year that I will turn 50.
Goals On Turning 50
1.Do something that scares me. This probably will involve cycling. Maybe even a trip inspired by this book I got my husband for Christmas?
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2.Travel somewhere new for fun. I traveled a lot last year, but mostly for work. While I make the most of my business trips by squeezing in a run when I can, I want to go somewhere new for fun with my husband. We’d both love to go hiking again–maybe that should be our August getaway?
3. Serve meals to the homeless. My old church staffs a hypothermia shelter several days in February and March. While I can’t stay up all night as required to be a chaperone, I have volunteered to serve the evening meal, but missed out last year. My new church runs a food pantry that also needs volunteers. It’s easy for me to rant on Facebook about how we need to be more kind and compassionate, but I need to put my
money body where my mouth is and take time to serve.
4. Spend more time with friends. I am that friend people write to “Dear Amy” about who never takes the initiative in making plans, even though I do enjoy spending time with my friends. I tried to be more intentional about maintaining friendships last year, and will continue those efforts this year.
These friends even let Fit Stanley tag along!
5. Enjoy my children as adults. Both of my kids have graduated from college and, as of today, are no longer living at home. Over the past year, we saw our relationships change as they embraced adulthood and responsibility while still seeking our advice (but not always taking it) and wanting to spend time with us. I am still learning that just because they tell me about a problem doesn’t mean I need to offer a solution–I can be more helpful as a sounding board as they work things out themselves–and am looking forward to enjoying more time with them as adults.
What are your goals for 2017?
Do you have a “bucket list”?