-I will be joining Inspired To Action's Maximizing Your Mornings Challenge once again!
-I'm hoping to do more scripture memorizing w/the whole family. Out of all the verses I had memorized w/Moses, a little over half have 'stuck' in my gray matter. I can do better.
-Still thinking about serving, whether it be on a missions trip away from home or here. I have so many ideas!!! Sometimes I wish God would stop giving me these ideas...I think of something or hear about it somewhere and I'm like, "That is so cool! Someone should do that here!" and then I get the feeling like that someone should be me and my head nearly falls off b/c it's shaking NO so hard!
-I don't think I will ever have time to be a part of women's ministry on a regular basis but I am glad I was able to be a part of this upcoming conference planning. I do want to make it a goal to keep being in a small group or women's ministry in some way though.
-Step it up in the homemaking department. (Said the woman sitting on her couch w/2 torn out pages of a magazine, a binder, a highlighter, the remote, a banana peel, some laundry and a pile of kleenexes!) This one is super broad so I need to break it down into smaller pieces...
-Make more hot breakfasts.
-Get better at meal planning and prepping things ahead.
-Buy less cans, packaged foods and aim for more things from scratch.
-Declutter in general.
-Declutter/minimize clothing stash. (I'm kind of a hoarder when it comes to clothes. For everyone, not just me. Stuff that doesn't fit, stuff that might fit, stuff that looks good or doesn't...stuff we wear or don't...I like options. I feel better when their are a lot of options for everyone. But I'm realizing it's ridiculous - many people could use the clothes that just sit there, taking up space. I read a really good book called 7 and there was a chapter on clothes that convicted me way down deep. I'm a work in progress and the more I talk about my clothing issues, the more I realized I need to pare down. There's a whole lot more to this part of the 'story of me' but that's the short version.)
-READ. Again. I miss reading books!
-Get involved w/the Intergenerational Center.
-Make it more of a habit to have Sundays be outdoors - hiking, playing kickball, going for bike rides...just keeping at least one day a week for family oriented stuff. Not family oriented in the way that it's just us, but I mean that we're doing things as a family, maybe w/other families, outside.
There are others from last year's list that I just don't feel are as big of a deal for me this year...
Last year was a breath of fresh air in this category!! I turned 35 and pushed myself harder than I have in a long time. I didn't think I could still do stuff like running (I can, I'm just slower) or working out and still have energy to stay awake until 9pm! (I don't know, I guess I pictured that since I haven't always taken the best care of my body that it might quit on me sooner than others!) But I did that stuff and it felt good. So this year my physical goals are to top last year's!
-Get sleep - 7-8 hrs each night. I know everything else in life goes sooooo much better when I do!
-Start and FINISH the R.I.P.P.E.D. and Zumba class at the YMCA. No excuses!
-Run a 5K in less than 30 minutes.
-Run five 5Ks. (Not going to happen unless I find 5 I like =) So...know of any no-hill, not too hot/good weather, for a special cause races near by?)
-Thin the thighs. Ugh. I did well for 10 months and crashed in Nov/Dec.
-Make a game plan so Nov/Dec doesn't turn into a SAD (Standard American Diet), SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), SAD (Surly, Annoyed and Depressed) cycle.
-Adoption. Step one already done!
-Memorize Bible verses together.
-Save $ for a few things that are a little bigger than average. It's time to take action and stop talking about what's important to us.
-Out West trip. There is a niece who graduates this year and more family we haven't seen in way too long.
-As always, we're are moving in the direction of less waste, less plastic, less consumption of unnecessary goods, real foods, less chemicals, more garden boxes, more chickens, etc...just keep moving in that direction.
-Move? out of the city. This is a long shot again this year, but it's still a goal and we can be taking steps toward it every now and then.
I'm sure there are others I am forgetting...and I think I need a nap. But this is my list so far.