After many years of being a pessimist and believing nothing positive can happen to me, I am starting to open my eyes to the possibility of goodness. I think having a baby and watching him grow and learn about the world around me has been an eye opener and a lesson. I need to see the good and believe in good. So far, it seems to be working. All of this might sound gushy and schmaltzy. I know. It totally does to me. But I feel like if I can change the way I think, then I can change my life to achieve that wicked awesomeness that has been eluding me. And I need to articulate my goals, make a plan to achieve them, and act on them. Based on Maggie Mason's Life List, I am starting life's goals. Some of my goals are grand, others small, and some might take a lifetime to achieve. In no particular order, I give you my first five:
1. Achieve balance in my career.
2. Take a road trip to Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Bryce with my family.
3. Finish what I started.
4. Buy a great outfit at a thrift store.
5. Lose 37 pounds by my 37th birthday (9/13/11).