At the beginning of this year, when Debbie Reynolds challenged us to the "Making 2018 the Best Year Yet - An ActiveRain Challenge," I immediately decided I would rise to the task. However, it is now the afternoon of the very last day of the month, and I am just now jotting down my three goals I have for this year.
Over a year ago, at the start of 2017, I made the New Year resolution to learn Spanish. I was at 0% fluency when I began using DuoLingo, the free on-line language teaching tool. Although, I failed to reach my goal of becoming 100% fluent in Spanish, I did manage 55% fluency. I realize my lofty goal of 100% in a year was likely unrealistic. With an aging brain, learning things new often feels like chiseling through concrete.
My #1 goal for 2018 is to continue on with DuoLingo, toward total Spanish fluency.
My #2 goal for this year is to continue with my fitness program to maintain good health. I swim laps several times a week, and try to eat healthy. However, the holidays and several family celebrations have not been kind to another of my 2017 goals, which was to lose 10 pounds. . .I am now 15 pounds away from that goal. This morning, with all leftovers now gone from holiday feasting, I am back on track. I vow to do better this year!
My #3 2018 goal is to spend time with my toes in the sand. When I look back at 2017, not a single day was spent at the beach looking at the sea. I need to fix that this year, and I have already put together plans for making that happen in April.
I expect 2018 to be a wonderful year!