2010 - This year is gonna be about ME :)

I'm not saying this to be selfish. Really, I'm not. In fact, when I say that this year is going to be about ME, I mean that I want to improve every aspect of my life - namely my relationships, my health, my mind, etc.

I want to be a better version of myself so that I can be a better wife, mom and friend. So, you see, by focusing on myself this year (something that I haven't been able to do in the past couple of years...hmmm, I wonder why...), I'm actually thinking about everyone else :)

To help me do this, I've recently come across a pretty cool website called MindBloom. In a nutshell it is a tool that uses cute little trees to track your individual goals. You can add big goals as branches to the tree and smaller steps to reaching those goals as leaves on the branch. With every new goal you can watch your tree "bloom". You can share your tree with others (and vice-versa) and then you can motivate them by sending messages as they complete a step towards their goal.

I signed up for a 14 day free trial - and the first step was to describe your "Life Vision". So while my tree will hopefully continue to bloom well past 2010 with the many big goals I have for myself and my future, I've narrowed it down to my vision for this year for now. Here it is:

This year is going to be about "ME".

You all know how crazy the past 2 years have been: 2 pregnancies, adjusting to 2 kids under 2, Aiden's special needs and surgeries, etc. Now that we are finally over the hump so to speak with Aiden's major medical needs (for now anyway), I really want (and need) to focus on myself in all aspects.

I want to nurture my relationships - with my husband, my children, my family, my friends, and with God.

I want to better my physical health - by exercising regularly, eating healthy (no diets!), drinking less and sleeping more.

I want to focus on my spiritual and emotional health - by allowing myself more "me" time without feeling guilty, adjusting my attitude to be more positive, asking for help when I need it, and sharing more about my life journey to help others who feel inspired when I do.

I want to continue to stimulate my mind - by reading books, watching less tv (yikes!), writing every day, thinking things through very carefully before I do them, and utilizing my skills and strengths to do good things (like raise money for CCA through Little Fire Big Heart).

I want to set big goals and NOT GIVE UP until I reach them! Whether they are accomplished in 1, 5 or 10 years - having them down on paper (or computer LOL) will help me stay focused. Help me to "keep my eye on the prize".

I know there are big things in store for me. Now I just need to get myself healthy and ready to take on the challenge!

I'd love to hear your Life Vision - or your 2010 version at the very least!

PS - I was not asked by MindBloom to mention their website, nor compensated in any way for doing so. Just stumbled upon their site and felt like sharing! :)


  1. Ha! If only I'd read the blog earlier, I would have known that email was not spam. LOL. Great goals. Don't know if I'll join MindBloom but I definitely share similiar goals.

  2. This is great Taryn! I think 2010 is as good of a year as any to start setting goals and achieving them!! As you probably already know, Jen K and I are training for the mini in April! That is my biggest goal and focus right now! I agree with the exercise and eating healthy. Good Luck to you, I know with a positive attitude and dedication you will achieve every goal!