Monday, January 5, 2015

This Year I Will...

Happy 2015! It's the start of a new year and for many it means setting New Year's resolutions. But, if we're being honest, these resolutions sound great and feel possible ... in January, but what about in March or how about November? I'm certainly guilty of setting a typical resolution only to lose sight of it or even give up on my goal altogether. Hence the PDA *not that P.D.A., that's so high school!😝* I'm talking about the Personsal Digital Assistant I just had to have back in 2002 to achieve my New Year's Resolution of getting "organized." (This was back in the day before smart phones!) At first, I was faithfully using that baby to keep up with my calendar, my contacts, my budget, etc. However, it was big and bulky and I didn't always carry it with me, which in turn led me to being less organized because some of my "stuff" was kept up in my PDA while other things were written on a paper calendar or worse, the loose leaf sticky notes that so easily get misplaced! But if we flash forward to 2015, I have my handy-dandy smart phone which is my 5th limb! This little gem holds everything that my PDA did and So. Much. More! It's my life line and if I think back to my 2002 New Year's resolution, I've fulfilled my goal of being more organized... for the most part! It may have taken me a few years to find an organization system that works for me, but now it's a lifelong habit! 
So, I encourage you to reflect on resolutions or goals that you've set in the past and honestly assess yourself. Are those goals long lost, or are they lifelong improvements? For 2015, I've decided not to write New Year's resolutions, instead I've written "I Will" statements. They aren't monthly or yearly goals. These are habits that I am committing to that will make positive, lifelong changes. I challenge you to write five "I Will" statements that you are willing to commit to for a lifetime. Then, share them with your Personal Learning Network (PLN) via your favorite social media tool. You'll be amazed how much encouragement you get from your peeps to keep you on track! 

So, without further ado, here are my 5 "I Will" statements! 
Professionally, 

Personally, 

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