Help me chart the course for Parent Hacks in 2013: What do you need help with?
So...is anyone else slightly dazed at the prospect of a whole new 365 days?
I woke up this morning feeling a bit disoriented. Not in a bad, crawl-back-in-bed way, but in a where-do-I-begin? way. I'm more comfortable with closure (looking back and tying things up) than goal-setting (looking forward and setting milestones).
Which is not to say I don't make plans for the future. I just get squidgy when they're too specific. I tend to identify a general direction I want to go, and then set a course there without attatching myself to the particular route. As long as the wind blows me in the right direction, I'm doing okay.
Everyone always talks about the importance of setting SMART goals: goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. But I'm just not sure I roll that way. I've decided to accept it for now and see how it goes.
All this is is preamble to the reason for this post: I need your help in charting the course for Parent Hacks for 2013.
I want Parent Hacks to continue being a useful part of your life, and the best way for that to happen is for me to know what you'd find most helpful.
Tell me: what do you need help with this year?
If you were to choose 1-2 top priorities for the year, what would they be? They can be goals, general "it would be nice" hopes or pie-in-the-sky dreams.
- Organizing your home?
- Simplifying your schedule?
- Having more fun with your family?
- Finding time for yourself?
- Enriching and improving your relationship with your partner?
- Creating a financial plan?
- Something else?
Every one of your comments is like a signpost pointing "this way." So helpful for a general direction-follower like me.
Please leave a comment on this post. By telling me how I can help you, you're helping me. Thank you, friends.
I may take a page out of Christine's book and forego goals and instead set intentions.
Clearly the "charting a course" metaphor is resonating for me. When KJ Dell'Antonia asked me to share a parenting resolution with Motherlode, I talked about embracing the notion of "course correction."