Resolutions

January is the month for resolutions, right?

After revisiting my Meyers Briggs personality profile over the holidays, I was reminded that in order to get anything done as an ENFP I need to set goals and deadlines.

“An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals.”

You don’t say?

Some might say that my fellow ENFPs and I tend to be ambitious with projects but our lack of deadlines creative spirit sometimes gets in the way. So here we are a year (or so) since my last blog post and I’m ready to give it another shot. As I reflected on the past year, I felt like a creative outlet was missing. I’m sure my personality profile has something to say about that too.

“You are always looking for a new environment…blah, blah, blah.”

Bottom line is I miss writing and while I don’t know how much others enjoy reading my blog, writing has and probably always will be my outlet. I guess you could say it’s in my genes. On second thought, I don’t guess. It is in my genes. Both of my parents are writers. I come from a family of communicators. It’s just what we do.

In the past, I’ve posted mostly about parties, food and crafts. And while that does take up a big chunk of my creative life, this year I’m going to open it up and share other stories as well. I like to run. I live in a pretty cool city. I have some fascinating friends and family. Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Facebook knows I am slightly obsessed with photos of my puppy. Don’t judge me. He’s cute and has a personality to make anyone giggle. And in the 4 months since I first laid eyes on him, I think I’ve observed enough dog-related social situations to write a sitcom. No doubt he and the rest of the dog-park world will be a topic for posts this year.

As for future content, I’m open to suggestions! One of my favorite things about social media is its ability to connect others in new and exciting ways. But I believe social media is only as successful as its contributors. And if I must circle back to that oh-so-spot on personality profile, I am nothing without my external environment. So bring on the comments.

I’ll wrap up my first and (hopefully not last) post of 2013 with a list of my resolutions. Hopefully the accountability and publishing factor will give me the incentive I need.

  • Blog Weekly
  • Volunteer once a month
  • Read more (must quantify goals, Sarah) Correction: Read 13 books in 2013
  • Capture more life in photos (not just with iPhone)
  • Complete a Triathlon

What are your goals for 2013?

6 thoughts on “Resolutions

  1. Andrea Saeger January 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Hi Sarah! Love the blog 🙂 I thought it was interesting you posted about your Myers Briggs personality type. I’m an ESTJ and apparently I like order and structure. I’m sociable, opinionated, results-driven, a producer and traditional. Our department at work just did this workshop late last year and I found it fascinating!

    I have lots of goals for 2013…one of which is to start a blog! Stay tuned 😛

    • simplysocialblog January 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply

      My sister is an ESTJ too! Always fun to read things that resonate. Can’t wait to check out your blog. Keep me posted!

  2. Bo Jennings January 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Great post, Sarah. Yes, us guys read blogs, too. I do it a lot for work. But also its great hearing from my favorite Bahama Momma. I have a blog, but only post a few times a year….very random to say the least. But I stay pretty active with my Instagram account. Anyway, I’ve worked in the event industry for the past 6 years and love making everything happen. I’m not great at design, but know what looks good and try and surround myself with people who can take my random concepts and turn them into reality. I work for a Catering company now that also does full-blown event planning, and one thing I’ve learned, is that great ideas come from anywhere. So the more you blog, the more I can learn. Keep it up! Also – come visit Nashville!

    • simplysocialblog January 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Bo! You seem to be doing great work. Nashville is on my list of places to visit so hopefully I can make it down for a weekend this year! Sounds like you have a great job. Right up my alley 🙂

  3. jillcarolyn January 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Ooh I’m excited to read your blog! I like the goal of reading 13 books in 2013…will you up that by one each subsequent year? Let me know where you decide to volunteer…it’s been on my mind, too. 🙂

    • simplysocialblog January 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm Reply

      Thanks Jill! Maybe we should get a book club going to keep us motivated. I will keep you posted on volunteer opportunities. I do some with my church (Old St. Pats) but hoping to expand this year.

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