I don't do resolutions. I fail every time; usually about mid-January or early February with occasional, 'successes' through March. Then, that is it.
I do goals, instead. I make lists of things I want to accomplish. The list is usually a monthly list, such as my Bold Intentions and other times it is a year-long list of the unusual, the challenging, the doable, the must, like my 50 in my 50th year project. Both bring varied success but I am so pleased with what success I do have that I don't stress over the incompletes.
Some of these goals are pointed and specific, while others are broad and far-reaching with an outcome that can go down many roads. I am excited for this coming year, for the projects I WILL complete, for goals met, for miles walked, for books of the Bible read, for my creativity to thrive, for my heart to grow.
Read 30 New Books. This was such a wonderful endeavor last year that I'm repeating it this year. I've already read book 1 of 30.
52 Gratitudes. Such a wonderful exercise in keeping me focused on what is important, where all my blessings come from, WHO blesses me, reminding me to be content and grateful.
Document our life. I will talk about this more in a seperate post, but suffice it to say, this years documentation is open to every style but at a minimum words + photos.
Mom's photos into albums, chronologially with journaling. The big, chore project, time-consuming, but one that has much enjoyment also. Again, a separate blog post will cover my planned process for completing this project.
One Little Word. Each year I find a word to live by, to relate to, to grow me, to focus on. This year I have also joined Ali Edwards in her One Little Word class to document my word and how I am living out this word.
Write a Bible Study. This is so new on my horizon I'm not sure where it will take me. But, I am so open to the possibilities.
Lose 20+ pounds. I gained a couple pounds this past year while I was anemic and unable to move with any intensity, living with exhaustion and a state of fatigue, so this year I am hoping to change that as my health has improved dramatically. Not huge goal, just a steady loss.
CREATE52 - My big creative project for the year.
Read thru the Bible, chronologically. I am using my new chronological Bible too.
Finish memorizing the Book of James. Oh my, it is a challenge but the boys and I are doing it! We have chapter 1 memorized already. But, I'm not seeing completion until summertime, probably.
I am considering re-visiting small, monthly goals as well. Doable, achievable, yet challenging goals to reach each month. Goals that might see progressive movement to my yearly goals. Check this part off my list this month, or that off my list next month, read this chapter, get this far, lose this much...
Excited for what 2015 has in store for me.