I have gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted to post my personal goals for 2009. I think this comes mostly from a place of fear. I mean, if the goals are only in my head, then I'm the only one that knows I've let myself down by not reaching them, right?
However, I decided that I would just go with it and put my goals out here in cyberspace. After all, I sometimes post things that are much more personal than this, so why not? And maybe, just maybe, this will serve as a motivating factor for me. I've set a lot of time-consuming goals, so we'll see how it goes!
1) Read the Bible all the way through. I've done this several times before, but this year I'm doing it in chronological order to shake it up a bit. So far it has been very interesting!
2) Drink less (maybe zero?) pop. I haven't had any since New Year's Eve, but I don't know how long I'm going to make myself suffer. My sister never drinks pop and I want to be like that.
3) Read at least 10 novels from the list of 100 must-read novels of all time that I printed from the internet. I've already started one. I used to read for fun all the time, then I went to college and only read textbooks and journal articles for class. I'm excited to start to read for fun again!
4) Scrap at least one layout per week of my own photos. I set this goal in 2008 and missed it by 4 layouts. BUT, I also made 4 gift albums for other people, so that consumed a lot of my scrapping time.
5) Continue to work on the "Little Aviator" cross-stitch that I started last year. Make major progress on it.
6) Walk for exercise more. I've been going during lunch and it has felt great!
7) Drink more water. Blech. Water bores my mouth.
8) Memorize more scripture. When I was younger, we would memorize scripture all the time, but I haven't done that in a while. There are a lot of scriptures that I would like to commit to memory. I need to make a list (you know me...) so I'll have something to work from.
9) Floss. My dentist always tells me I need to do this more (actually, I just need to do it considering I don't at all right now). I heard once that you should only floss the teeth you want to keep. I want to make this part of my routine.
10) Trust God more. Hard, but necessary.
There are others, but they are things (like number 10) that can't really be measured or tracked. I only put the things I can track on here.
Looks like I'll be working hard in 2009! Exciting...