Monday, January 9, 2012

Goals for 2012

Can I just say that when I started typing that, I typed "Goals for 2011".  I've actually written 2011 on every single thing that needs a date today. I'm gonna get it down one day... probably around March.

I don't really like the word "resolutions". Don't know why, but I don't. I think it has to do with the fact resolutions are thought of as something temporary that you say and then always break. Goals are something to work towards–something achievable. So these are my goals for the year, which is 2012.

1. Become more intentional in relationships.

I feel like Facebook and Twitter have ruined me when it comes to intentionality. Why would I take the time to call or have coffee with someone to hear about life when I've watched it happen online?

I'm taking a break from social networking this week as a challenge to give up something valuable in exchange for praying for the upcoming opening of our new student building at church. I honestly didn't want to give it up, but I felt the nagging need to so I'm following that prompting and really enjoying it. It's incredible how much time that frees up.

I really want to be intentional about showing people the Lord has blessed me with that they are just that–a blessing. Cards, emails, little trinkets, just anything to show them I'm thinking about and love them.

2. Drink more water.

The amount of Diet Coke is drink is absurd. I start with a large Sonic diet coke (the best, in case you were wondering...) on the way to work in the morning, drink one with lunch, and sometimes top it off with one at dinner. Yes, I know the horrible things it does to your body and teeth, yet I just can't stop myself. I'm actually sipping on one as I type this...

So this year, I want to drink more water. Like, a lot more. Still trying to find ways to make it more appealing. I'm totally open to suggestions.

3. Lose weight.

I questioned putting this one on here because it's just sort of a weird topic, but I want to be as open as possible with this thing, so here it is. Now, I don't think I'm fat at all. However, I do think I have a lot of excess chub that could stand to disappear. I'm not looking to be stick thin, but I just want to be healthy and I know I'm not right now. I'm heavier now than I've ever been, and I don't want to let it get away from me. There's not a specific number I'm looking for, just to look good and feel healthy.

4. Make my house feel home-y.

Clint and I bought our first house this year (major YAY!!!), but I just can't get into making it feel like a home. I didn't hang a thing on the wall until the day of his birthday party last month. We moved in in SEPTEMBER! That was a solid 2 1/2-3 months with nothing on the wall. I really want to get it feeling lived in. And warm. And inviting. And every other thing I dreamed my own home would be one day.

I've found that, because of my small case of ADD, I've got to tackle it little by little. I actually hung up a shelf in my bathroom and showed it off to people last night like I had given birth to my first born. There are going to be a lot more "babies" being born this year, so my friends better get ready to listen to me dote about my latest house project!

5. Read through the Bible.

I've been a Christian for over 10 years, and I've yet to read the Bible in its entirety. It's something I've started and tend to give up once I get around Judges. This year, though, I've started reading the Bible in chronological order and I. am. LOVING. it. Who knew Job happened right after the tower of Babel and around the same time as the patriarchs? This girl didn't. It's really helpful to read it this way because I'm always getting frustrated, trying to figure out the "storyline". I'm really excited to see where God takes me this year as I learn about Him!

So there they are. My goals for the year. Hopefully this blog will be a bit of accountability in all these areas and I'm looking to update y'all as the year goes on!

What are some of your goals for this year?

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