Last year, Lelly shared her 10 year journal with BlogVille and I decided to give it a try too. This type of journal gives you five lines (there are also carry over pages) to record daily events & thoughts, along with pages for long term goals/accomplishments, important dates, addresses and medical/household happenings. I was fairly faithful with my daily jottings, and I want to do even better in '09. This morning I decided to write out my goals for the new year. I didn't write them down last year (did I even come up with any??), so I already feel ahead of the game this year. Go me.
Family Goals as a Wife and Mom
Plan and prepare more meals at home. Limit eating out to 2x a week.
Family night (game, activity or movie) weekly.
Date night 1-2x a month.
Purge & organize clothes/toys/stuff at least 2x a year
Better balance of TV/computer (i.e. LESS)
Be present and engaged
Memorize 2 scriptures a month. Goal: Have God's word readily on my lips.
Continue weekly Bible study w/the girls.
Family devotional time each day
Daily personal quiet time for prayer and Bible reading
Plan time to practice more photography
Plan time to scrapbook and make cards
Send good mail (even just a card) more regularly
Health & Fitness
Join Weight Watchers again & follow plan better
Prepare healthier meals at home, fewer short-cuts, more veggies & fruit.
Exercise 3-4 days a week; running/cross training/ light weights
Register for 1 full marathon (possibly Dallas White Rock in December '09)
Work on rediscovering my waist and abs!
Aggressively pay off credit cards
Read more and possibly follow Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace methods
Try couponing, possibly The Grocery Game
Since we took two big $$ trips in 2008, and we want to attack debt, we don't have a big trip planned for 2009. We do hope though to do a short San Antonio trip late spring/early summer.
Okay, I am now slightly intimidated and overwhelmed. Deep, cleansing breath. So many of these things are ideas that have been rattling around in the back of my brain for a long time, now they are actually written down. Several are things I (or we) already do, but can do better, several are things that are brand new (daily family devotionals, couponing, locating my abs). My plan is to have regular meetings with myself (a la Jill), hopefully each month, to evaluate how I am doing.