I re-read my 2016 goals before I wrote my 2017 goals, which was a rather depressing exercise. Although-- maybe that's me being hard on myself again. You know what I think it is? Instead of tickable boxes, I wrote my 2016 goals with a focus on habits and attitudes. This was probably a good focus but it does leave me with fewer boxes to tick.
*actual ≠ literal
Also in the physical realm: progress on the food front. Lessons learned from the Whole 30 have allowed me to stay in my preferred weight range consistently, but I've also made some headway in figuring out the art of occasional moderate indulgence. I finished Melissa Hartwig's Food Freedom Forever last night, and I plan to keep thinking about her recommendations.
Spiritually: I was immensely challenged and encouraged by Understanding Scrupulosity and it has had a significant impact on me. I've hardly blogged about it all because it feels a little scary. But I should blog about it. I met my goal of reading the Bible and the CCC in a year, and I'm glad I did. I took on a stressful task for the spring women's retreat team, and I'm glad about that too. I foresee more of the same in 2017: I am going to re-read the Bible and the CCC, and I'm on the team for another spring women's retreat, and I have to keep feeling my way forward with the scrupulosity question. I also need to take some steps forward with the ministry I mentioned back in the fall. I guess ideally I'd like it to have another leader at the end of the year, and be a regular helper instead of the motive power.
In the office: this year I had three papers accepted for publication, and more presentations than ever before. I taught 6.5 classes, and they mostly went well. (That spring semester grad class remains a tender spot.) Hm, I am realizing I need to do more thinking about work goals, because unrealistic work goals contribute directly to apathy and demotivation in the office. When I'm not teaching it's too easy to plan to Write All The Papers, but Writing All The Papers is not really consistent with the flood of grading and student email that will re-enter my life in a couple of weeks.
This is sort of a hodge-podge-y post but I think I will hit publish instead of tweaking. I would love to hear your thoughts on 2016 accomplishments or disappointments, and 2017 plans or hopes. If you are a resolution sort of person, are you a habits/attitudes sort of resolver, or a tickable boxes sort of resolver?