Friday, January 1, 2010

Looking Ahead

I'm not a big one for New Year's Resolutions. As a teacher, I've always been inclined to think of August as the "new year". Maybe that just means I have two chances for a fresh perspective.

In honor of 2010, here are 10 goals I have for the new year:

1. Continue the "face-down" praying that Beth Moore encourages in Stepping Up. Wow. That's all I can say. Just wow.

2. Memorize two scriptures a month, without getting sidetracked sometime in July.

3. Word of the Year: Grateful. Grateful for the presence of Holy Spirit, grateful for my husband, my children, my church, my health, and the thousands upon thousands of little things that show me my loving Father in action.

4. Get back on the Flylady bandwagon. My bathrooms (and Big Red) really loved me when I "swished and swiped" every day. Now they don't. (Okay, Big Red still does, but he still wants cleaner sinks.)

5. Continue to get up insanely early to exercise. Notice I said "continue"; I started this habit when I begin my long-term subbing. That way, if I lapse, I haven't failed at my New Year's resolution. Crafty of me, I know.

6. Speaking of crafty, I'd like to actually do some of the amazing crafts I see floating around in bloggyland.

7. Send a letter or card every month with, like, you know, a stamp on it and everything.

8. Maybe I should do less than ten. It's getting hard to think of things, much less live up to them.

9.In 08, I was ready for Christmas by Thanksgiving. No stress, on budget. In '09, not so much. I'd like to shop for Christmas all year long so that I don't make last-minute, pressured decisions.

10. Never, ever wear a white shirt at Taco Bell. (Otherwise known as my real goal: laugh at myself more, or how about just laugh more period.)

No visible sunrise here on the first day of 2010, just cold and gray. So this morning, I'm praying for Sonshine in my spirit today, and in yours. Happy New Year! (Insert party horn noise here!)

Be blessed,


  1. I love your goal to send a letter each month, with a stamp! I'm going to try that. I just have to remember to purchase stamps :).

    And I wholeheartedly agree about wearing the white t shirt to Taco Bell. Disaster!

  2. Just remember, stamps don't need to be licked on the back anymore. :)

    May you be writing in your blog on Jan 1 2011 that you have successfully fulfiled all your goals for 2010.

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Hey, thanks for joining us in Challenge 2010. Feel free to invite your readers and other in your church to join us as well. Happy New Year!!


  4. Oh wow, my 2 goals are tiny compared to your list! I wanted to thank you for the great CD I won in your giveaway too! I love it! We listened to it Christmas Eve and Christmas day before my mom decided she needed to "borrow" it from me! Perfect! Thank you so much!