I'm not one for making New Year resolutions. That may be because when I do, I usually break at least one of them before the first week of the new year is up. Does anyone out there have the same problem?
Having said that, I have achieved some courageous goals in the past. I decided to change career just before the age of thirty. It involved getting a university degree, so I did, while working full-time, with the encouragement of a colleague and the understanding of my boss and my family, of course.
Then, a few years ago, while visiting the island of Madeira, I realized that having grown up in the tropics, I was never going to get used to the cold, grey, wet winters in the north of Portugal. I set out to get a transfer to a better climate and here I am, in the sunny Algarve!
|One of the first pics I took with my mobile phone in the Algarve|
Now I have a simple goal: to lose the kilos I put on during 2012. Wish me luck!
When setting goals for myself, I like to keep in mind a quote by Theodore Roosevelt:
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
Goals is the theme set by Jake this weekend. Check out fellow bloggers' goals here.