This Where the Nonsense Turns to Makesense

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Saturday, January 02, 2010


So, I read a friend's blog today, and he mentioned he doesn't like to set New Year's resolutions. I am the opposite of that guy. This year, I set 14 of them. Dave Ramsey suggested we set and track goals; he also suggested that we add balance to our goals. There are seven areas, hence the 14 goals. It isn't the best system, what he has set up, but because I am smart, I am able to work it to fit my needs.

Normally, I set small, medium, and long term goals, but this time, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't think past this year. Next December, to be exact, was as far as my little brain would carry me. Probably due to the insane amount of things I am attempting even as we speak, but my goals are all significantly short term. Here is a glimpse:

I want to read to my kids at least three times each week,

I want to work out three times each week,

I want to finish my student teaching notebook,

I want to volunteer at least 4 hours each month,

I want to find a new bible study and learn something from it everyday,

I want to eat way less sugar,

I want to sell at least one thing on Craig's List at each month...

They pretty much continue like this, only they are all measurable,
realistic, and in balance with who I am called to be as a wife, mother,
teacher. Good stuff. What are your goals? I will keep you updated
on my goals.


A Bit Of Everything said...

I will let you see my notebook.
I take the TEST this Monday - Pray sista'
Stop eating sugar.
You can come to the bible study I go to.

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Fiddler On The Roof, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.