As I was reading through other blogger’s posts and their new year’s resolutions, I saw a lot on this idea of choosing a “theme word” for the year. At first I thought that might be a bit much and didn’t think I had one, but as I sat down to solidify my goals for this year, the word intentional kept popping up. I want to be more intentional with my life, living more aware and with more purpose, in every single facet. Too often I find my NYC whirl-wind paced life distracts me and my days, weeks, and months begin slipping by unexamined. So this year I am setting and re-evaluating most of my goals weekly, which I find is my most manageable timeframe.
Here are my 2014 goals!
- Spend 10% of my time with God in creative ways: in dinner group, reading scripture, journaling, practicing lectio divina, praying privately and in community (11.5 hrs/wk)
- Work out 2-3 times per week (and finally take some classes!)
- Run 4 races this year: at least two 5Ks, at least one 10K, and maybe a 10 miler?
- Read 1 book every 2 weeks, rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and Christian living (minimum of 24)
- Read more books (fiction and non-fiction) about other countries and cultures
- Spend more “just us” relaxed weekend activities with Nick (1 full day/month)
- Spend more time with members of my immediate family seasonally (4x/year)
- Blog at least once a week (2x as much as last year)
- Attend more Hoboken blogger Meetup events (at least 4)
- Get ahead on the day by arriving at work by 8:45 AM
- Spend 1-on-1 quality time with close friends (1x/week)
- Go on more double dates (2x/month)
- Make more seasonal bucket lists and find friends to check items off (4x/year)
- Bump our 3-month emergency fund up to 6 months
- Support organizations effecting change like Restore International and TRUE Mentors
- Save for all the travel we want to do!
- Visit San Diego (semi Mzungu Love Tour reunion?!)
- Go to Europe (this still feels like more of a wish than a reality but I hope!)
- Disney World, Punta Cana, or Charleston/Savannah (We’re entirely undecided.)
What resolutions did you make? Did you set goals daily, weekly, monthly or yearly? What are your methods for success?