Word for 2017 – Focus

While I don’t believe we really get a chance to start over, New Year’s Day (and Eve) is a natural time to take stock of where we’ve been, what we’ve done and what we’d like to do differently in the New Year.

I read less last year than I usually do – I finished books totaling less than 8,000 pages (compared to more than 12,000 pages the previous year). I think part of that is my new shorter commute time – a lot of my reading happened on my way to work. Still, I’d like to read more in 2017 (I almost said “the coming year,” but it’s here now).

I didn’t hit my original goal of running 750 miles, but I did get to 650 miles again. And I’ve resumed running every day again, after some health roadblocks mid-year. I’d like to shoot for 800 miles this year, but I realized that I never have hit 750 miles in a year (I thought I had). I would also like to get faster this year (though I’ve been running more than a decade and have been pretty consistent in my speed – slow!).  

I also want to increase my focus in all areas – on my finances, health, relationships. I want to be more aware, more mindful of what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.

I want to make more art so I can get better at it. And I want to finish the afghan I started for Katie in 2015, maybe even finish the sunflower quilt I started so many years ago.

What do you want to do differently in 2017? 

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