I don’t usually do resolutions for the new year, but I do recognize that they can be very rewarding. I had been thinking about doing a goals post for the new year and came across Nurse Teeny’s 4-4-4 plan. I do better with structure. For example, if you just tell me I have to make new years resolutions I freak out a little. How many do I make, what do I make resolutions about, what is everyone else’s goals? But if you give me a little more instruction I can easily set up goals that I would like to achieve. So here goes.
4 Goals for the blog.
1. Blog more often. When life gets busy I tend to put blogging behind all my other priorities even though it is very therapeutic for me.
2. Take more pictures to include with my posts. I bought a really nice DSLR camera and I need to use it. I know I enjoy reading posts that include pretty pictures so I am sure others enjoy it also.
3. Be more consistent. I have often thought about picking a certain day to post and I have read that if you are not going to post everyday that it is best to pick a certain day so that you followers know when to expect a new post.
4. Get more “nursing” followers. I will soon be taking this blog in a new direction. I intend on it being sort of like a journal chronicling my life. But to be perfectly honest the day I received my acceptance letter into nursing school, my life it all about nursing and school. It is probably every other thought that enters my head. So naturally I figure there will be a lot of content regarding nursing school, and I might have more of a chance of keeping followers if they have something in common with me.
4 Professional/school goals.
1. Join a nursing association and or club. I have heard and read a lot of good stuff about joining a nursing association. There are numerous benefits such as moral support from fellow students and networking. I am not positive yet but my school should have one.
2. Never say I will watch this time in clinicals. I watched a video on YouTube once where a girl talked about giving up a chance to practice your skills is the worse thing you can do for yourself in school. I know the more I get to practice, the more prepared I will be entering the workforce.
3. Be an A B student. I have heard that it is very difficult to be an A B student in nursing school especially since the grading scale is different (75% is failing). But why not aim for the moon, even if I fail I will land among the stars.
4. Rock it. To me this means staying focused, on my toes, and doing my best. Nobody wants a nurse who half-hearted it.
4 Personal goals.
1. Run 500 miles. This should be fairly easy if I can just keep my leg healthy. This will include my elliptical miles (they should count double since they are so hard).
2. Get organized and stay organized. This is huge for me. My home life is SO unorganized it disturbing. My desk at work is immaculate, I have learned that the only way to function at work is to ward off any distractions. I don’t keep anything on my desk except my computer and a very few pictures (I even keep my stapler and tape dispenser in my drawer). About 3 times a day I clean my desk, take papers to the shred bin, file anything that needs to be filed, and just put anything away that I have taken out of a drawer. I think spend so much energy on this at work that I am exhausted when I come home and just let it all go to hell. It’s pretty bad y’all. This goal will also help with school because I know if I get my life together, school will flow a lot easier also.
3. Cook more dinners. I enjoy cooking, but like only once a month. I am sure we would save a ton if I would just cook dinner more often.
4. Become more thrifty with money. I think this will be forced upon me once I quite working full time. We are pretty good with money. We don’t put anything on credit anymore and we are steadily paying down our old debt. But I am not real good with budgeting. Usually if we want something we have the means to get it right away. I think I am going to probably struggle a little with this over the next year that I will be in nursing school.
2012 is not going to be the easiest but I am positive it will be one of the best and most memorable years of my life.