Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Beginnings - 2013

The start of the year is a time for "New Beginnings".  So often at the beginning of the year or in the days leading up to New Year's Day we make "Resolutions".  A resolution is "the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc". In the past I've resolved to do things but after a short period of time my determination goes out the window.  This year I've decided to make goals rather than resolutions because without a plan of how to get where I want to go then I might not make it.

This year my goals include:

Sitting for my 8th Grade Piano Exam in November 2013


Sitting for my 3rd Grade Theory Exam in May 2013.

In 2012 I participated in the 6.4km "Run for a Wish" in Launceston
(I surprised myself and ran the whole way)

- In 2012 my time was 44:28 and I Placed 200th -


In 2013 my goal is to participate in the "Run for a Wish" again
and improve on my time.
Also I have a goal to run 8km on Saturday, 9th March and
10km on Wednesday, 25th September to celebrate
Ryan's birthday.

21st - 24th August, 2013 
will see me at the
Toastmasters International Convention
in Cincinnati Ohio

then I'm so excited to be going to Chicago to visit Nyoka (our sister / exchange student)
who lived with us for 12 months

 (that's Nyoka on the right - man didn't we all look so young)

I'm also planning and organising a Family Reunion
for the Descendants of
Norman Wallace & Doris Amelia (Shingles) Goodwin
(This is my Dad's side of the family)
to be held in October.
(This is a photo taken at the last Goodwin Family Reunion that I attended.
This is also the last photo taken of our whole family - Dad died a
few weeks later)

So it's already half way through February.  I can't believe how quickly the year is flying by.  It seems like every time I turn around another day has passed.  I'm excited to move forward with my new goals in hand.  I'm excited when I think about what I can do if I just believe.  It will be fun to look back and see what I have achieved.

Mark Twain said:  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one." 

And I also thought this was a great quote by Napoleon Hill  "First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination".

As I'm getting older I am discovering more and more how short life really is.  It goes by way to quickly.  So that's why I see this year as a new beginning.  A chance to start over again to work at achieving the things that I want to.  Because it's never too late to start again.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your goals!!!! You also reminded me that my blog has been neglected and I need to get hopping to catch-up!!!!