My Goals for 2018 - To Soldier On!

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

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!

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George Souto
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Myrl I look forward to reading a blog saying you successfully completed your goals, especially the last one.

Jan 31, 2018 04:53 PM #1
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Myrl, you have some great goals. I like that you are thinking about taking care of yourself and spending time on personal interests! All the best!

Jan 31, 2018 05:22 PM #2
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Toes in the sand sounds like a great plan. The beach and looking at water is so calming and will make you more mentally prepared to handle this business, Myrl. Thanks for sharing and hope you reach each one of your goals.

Jan 31, 2018 07:54 PM #3
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I have a lot of goals but I share all three with you. I have already done two weeks of my toes in the sand.

Feb 01, 2018 06:16 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat - I can't think of a more relaxing feeling than toes in the sand. These are all great goals and so important for physical, mental, and emtional health. I have learned a lot from you. Thank you. 

Feb 01, 2018 08:59 AM #5
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Hey Myrl: Those toes in the sand wouldn't be Hawai'i, would it? I am coming back to Kona end of March to mid April. I'd like to see how well I can handle the extreme busy season from my lanai.

You should be very proud of yourself that you're at 55% fluency. I did not give myself an end goal for learning Spanish, it was more try to learn as much as I can in 6 months because that's all the time I had before Barcelona. I bet I'm not even 15%.

But we're all better than we were, and that counts as progress in my book!!

Feb 01, 2018 11:50 AM #6
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These sound like great goals to me. I upped my workouts last year and will continue those. I took 2 weeks of French before switching to 2 years of Spanish in high school. Sadly I somehow speak more French than Spanish.

Feb 01, 2018 12:45 PM #7
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Myrl,

 Great goals I could not live with out the beach it is my happy place! I hope you meet your goals and do the beach one over and over!

Feb 01, 2018 02:18 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Have you tried the pimsleur spanish method? I bought it for Italian and was very pleased. Also, when I ordered several years ago I only paid $10.00 for the starter and there was plenty there to learn before decided to purchase more. They may even have it in libraries. 

I hope you don't mind me saying, I'm sure you're a lot better than you think. Being fluent is not easy!

Feb 01, 2018 03:24 PM #9
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I will try to give you a couple of pictures each week to remind you of your third option of spending more time on the beach Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 01, 2018 05:28 PM #10
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Hello Myrl Jeffcoat that is a great list of goals for 2018 and I will be cheering you on!  Could you spend a couple of days at the beach for me, too?!!

Feb 01, 2018 07:12 PM #11
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Myrl,

I just stopped by to see if you had posted anything new as I enjoy your blogs! I hope you have a SUPER weekend!

Feb 02, 2018 01:33 PM #12
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Myrl,

those are lovely plans for 2018 and I'm sure you'll successfully fulfill those and many more:)

Feb 05, 2018 01:05 PM #13
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