Saturday, November 28, 2009

Goals, goals and more goals

So after much thought, deliberation, debate, and anxiety, I thought what the heck I will just write about this too. I'll figure it out as I go.

I just got back from UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) and each track has goals and has blue prints to keep them on track and task for the Lucid Cycle. Which made me think about some personal goals I have, and I came back thinking I can just add my personal goals to a 6 month cycle as well. (In my mind this sounds pretty cool, but who knows what it will be as I get underway with it all).

For a long time I have been wanting to revamp my Blog, move it over to wordpress, change up theme a little etc. Add some more NON-Ubuntu stuff (as all my family and friends do not share my passion for Ubuntu - and I can't for the life of me figure out why.. :-P ) I figure by UDS-M, I should have that worked out.

I also wanted to get more involved in volunteering in my community where I live. Next week I am researching my options on that front. I am passionate about so many aspects of where I live and I figure I can concentrate on one of those at a time per 6 months. I think that when you live somewhere you should be involved in that place, know what is going on, and try to make it a better place, contribute to it, and live it better than you found for the next generation, all while teaching the next generation to be good citizens.

We (Pete and I) have been so busy since we moved in June. Between his travel and mine, and the kids school projects and stuff, not to mention remodeling the house (which we are still doing in our spare time. I can't wait to say look what we accomplished as a family, when it is all finished), there hasn't been much time to concentrate on my personal goals. So aside from all the other stuff I like to do these are a few I want to work on the next 6 months:

- Continuing working toward a degree in Theology
- Get more involved and active in Church again. (Since we moved I am not sure how I lost focus there but oh boy have I - sigh :-/)
- Get in shape
- Run a 5k race (I know it's not that long on a race but a goal of mine non the less)
- Get more involved in the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

I never ever ever EVER thought I would miss running. When I got out of the Army a million years ago, I said "no one will ever make me run again". I hated it. Now - I miss it. So I am starting slow with just a 2 mile walk/run kinda thing and working my way up. So if anyone has some training pointers on working up s-l-o-w-l-y to the 10 mile point I would love to know.

So there I go...just talking about what I want to do over the next 6 months. The hardest part of this list will be the in shape part. I mean round is a shape but not the one I want to maintain. (yes I am joking as this is a very personal goal, but sharing goals tends to make me accountable and keep me on track). I am also nervous about sharing the success and failures of these goals, but I figured that Blogging about Ubuntu keeps me on track so blogging about all the other stuff just might as well.

I don't think this will be a post I add to the planet. Even though the planet is supposed to be about a glimpse into the members lives beyond the Ubuntu Project. I think I'll keep this to those who just subscribe to my blog the in ways other than the planet.

So wish me luck and let's see if I can have some balance, between work (yes I have a very part time gig at the moment), Family (husband, Kids, extended family), Home (I am a stay home mom, the house what I like to maintain) , Hobbies (this includes Ubuntu), Church (I really miss teaching, but I need to regain some focus), and Personal goals (list above). That's a lot to balance and I think I can do it. Everything in moderation and I should be good to go. Some days I am sure I'll be so out of balance I will have to laugh to keep from crying. So Laugh with me, and send some encouragement my way. :-D

I can't wait to see what I accomplish personally in the next 6 months as well... Maybe you have some goals you want to accomplish in the next 6 months - lets encourage one another and see what we can help each other with.

Thanks in advance for the encouragement. Can't wait to hear more from everyone