reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Big (or small) goals | What’s on tap for next year? Share your big (or small) goals with us. Why did you pick those goals? Are these things you’ve always wanted to do? How are you going to get them done?

LM-super-mega-7

I’m a believer that you can have a fresh start whenever you want. Doesn’t matter if it’s January 1 or Monday or the beginning of a new month. But there’s a certain allure to January 1, no?

Okay, so goals. I haven’t had enough time and space to think about what I want to accomplish in 2015. This is frustrating because I like to have a plan. But, I’m using a common phrase around the Bagley house – lean in – to deal with not having a plan. Around here, we lean in a lot. Lean into tantrums. Lean into children crying for no reason. Lean into doing whatever we need to do even if we don’t want to do it. Lean into going with the flow of life with young children. Lean into surprises. Lean into things not going as planned.

I’m leaning into not setting up goals at this moment in time. Instead I’ll lean in and adjust as I go.

Author

Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.