I am repenting against my previous attacks towards New Year’s Resolutions.
And of making fun of people who make them but can’t make it past January 17.
The irony is I am extremely goal oriented. But more of a broad sweeping 30,000 feet LeT’s ChaNge The WOrld aNd DREam A Lot AnD DOn’t HoLd Me tO DEadlInes or METrics BeCause I wILl Get There When I get THerE On MY oWN TerMS USIng ComIC San FonT If I waNt To.
The problem with that mindset is what can I say I have actually accomplished on purpose rather than just stumble into something good. The second problem is how I can help other people accomplish their goals. It doesn’t quite stand up to the water test.
So my new resolution is to have sch-mart goals. This is pretty close to comprehensive but let me know if I have had a dream conversation with you, or you’ve heard me say “what if we…” and I’ll see if it fits this year. What is your big hairy audacious goal for 2018?
I will continue to volunteer at Harvester Christian Church Middle School Life Groups each week
I will continue to volunteer at The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home and bring lovely, successful women with me.
I will participate in a weekly women’s bible study
I will attend Living Proof Ministry and Daybreak Womens Conference
I will complete 12 You Version devotionals
I will memorize 6 scriptures
I will go on daily walks primarily with my husband.
I will go at least 4 dates a month with my husband that are not community events/fundraisers
I will go on at least 6 “dates” in 2018 with Sam and Alex.
I will visit Emma at school at least two times in 2018
I will go out at least two times with Chloe, Lily, and Nicholas in 2018
Our family will volunteer together 6 times in 2018
Our family will plan a family vacation together for July 2018
Our family will cook 4 homemade meals together a month
I will intentionally teach my children manners, gratitude, and graciousness.
I will host 4 playdates for my preschool friends
I will go on a road trip with Kel before September 2018
I will extend at least 6 invitations for friends to come over for dinner
I will raise at least $5000 for The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home in 2018
I will participate in Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build and raise $2500
I will attend at least 12 legislative events in 2018
I will participate in planning Athena Leadership Summit
I will attend monthly Vision events
I will collect 20 auction baskets for Vision Gala by April 1, 2018
I will launch Tandem StrategyWorks with Kelly Ross Kerr in January
I will finish writing Servant Leadership Book by March 30, 2018
I will join Athena Leadership
I will continue setting a monthly budget and track all expenses
I will save every $5 bill that comes into my personal possession
I will continue to clean out each room/closet/area of our house a month
I will not buy anything clothing, shoes, accessories for myself for at least the first 40 days of 2018
I will set up savings accounts for Sam and Alex by January 15, 2018
I will explore young investors clubs and make a decision by February 2, 2018
I will lose 5 lbs by January 30, 2018
I will lose an additional 5 lbs by February 28, 2018
I will switch from drinking 64 oz of coffee every day to 64 oz of water.
I will exercise at least 40 minutes 16 times a month
I will take a full day off social media at least one day a month
I will join a CSA and purchase from farmer’s market at least 6 times in 2018
I will practice learning Spanish 30 minutes a week
I will read 30 books in 2018
I will get a 3D Mammogram in April 2018
I will visit 6 National or State Parks in 2018
I will attend 6 local live concerts in 2018
I will travel to Guatemala and meet Alex’s birth family
I will kayak on the Current River with Sam
I will visit 6 St. Louis Museums in 2018
I will glamp in at least Missouri
I will finish painting the kitchen by January 30, 2018
We will finish painting the stairwell by January 30, 2018
I will replace all the heat register covers by February 28, 2018
I will recover my Thinking Chair by March 30, 2018
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