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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Goals for a New Year
I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do like to set some goals at the start of a new year. When I thought about setting goals for this year, I decided to go back and look at last year’s goals. Guess what? Most of them are exactly the same for 2010. I’ve made progress on many of these, especially time management, but all of these areas still need work, and in some of them I’ve actually regressed. So...
Here are some of my goals for the coming year. They are in no particular order, and I'm sure I will think of more later, but for now:
1. To go to bed earlier than I do now.
2. To exercise and drink plenty of water every day.
3. To make my daily quiet time with God ever more meaningful.
4. To continue to grow in the areas of godly speech and diligence in work.
5. To continue to grow in the practical skills of homemaking, money management, and time management. One specific goal in this area is to spend less money on groceries in the coming year, remembering the principle that money not spent is money saved.
6. To get back to and then stick with the housekeeping routines that work for me.
7. To continue to grow spiritually and to use my talents and my spiritual gifts for God's glory. To spend more time in Bible study in the coming year, and to apply what I learn to my daily life.
8. To use my God-given interests and abilities to help bring in some household income.
9. To be more of a help to my husband; to make our home more of a refuge from the world for both of us.
10. To learn and profit from the lessons that God has for me so I that I won’t have to learn them more than once.
11. To do something creative, no matter how small, every day.
12. To stay in closer touch with my friends and to be a better friend.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.