I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions. I’m not opposed to them but just never really saw the point. Recently, however, I have realized the importance of setting goals. Quantifiable goals that you can say, “Yes, I did that,” or “I fell a little bit short on that one.”
I’ve decided 2014 will be a year of change for me. What exactly does that mean? I’m not really sure but I do know that by achieving the goals I’ve set for this year there will be positive changes in my life. Changes that could have a big impact on my family.
So here goes. My list of goals for 2014:
1. Pick one Bible verse to focus on and pray about each week. Whatever my mood or need is for the week I’ll search out a verse to reflect on.
2. Continue to blog at least 3 times a week. This really has been a fun outlet for me. I enjoy learning about all aspects of blogging and want to continue to promote this site.
3. Read at least 12 books and listen to at least 12 audio books. This may not seem like much but it’d be more than I accomplished this year.
4. Get up by 5:30am at least 3 days per week. I could get alot done by getting up earlier.
5. Have a date night with my wife at least once a month. We didn’t take the time to go out nearly enough in 2013.
6. Have at least 1 family movie night per month. Popcorn, smoothies, Twizzlers… sounds like fun.
7. Have at least one family outing per month. A minor league baseball game, community events, auto races… there are so many inexpensive things we could do as a family if we just made a plan to do them.
8. Try at least 2 new recipes or foods per month. Seems like we’re always making the same things so I’m looking for a way to shake things up a bit.
9. Make at least one networking phone call/contact per week. Will 2014 bring about a job or career change for me? I can’t say but after being at the same place for more than 20 years I’m finally mentally prepared to consider other career options.
10. Drink at least 3 Tervis tumblers full of water a day. I need to drink more water. (We love Tervis in our house)
That’s it. My goals for the year. By doing them all 2014 will truly be a year of change!