I finally made good on another goal. October’s goal was to go to the temple at least once per week. We have managed to attend 6 times over the past two months. One of the occasions was Diwali. It feels very nice to be more connected.
The only goal this year that has turned into a lifestyle change has been vegetarian Tuesday. This is an exercise is self discipline. I have considered living a more ascetic lifestyle as I often feel I place unnecessary mind share on consumer goods and personal property.
That leads into the November goal of taking a household inventory. This probably won’t happen until December. I will start the exercise Sunday, December 15th and commit two hours starting with the bedroom closet.
As the year is drawing to a close, I intend to start reflecting on goals for 2014 as well. I am comfortable with my role as an employee and Father, but need to investigate lifestyle changes that could improve my role as a husband. Criticizing, being judgmental and carving out more time for me than for us has had a negative effect on my marriage in 2013.