Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

There's lots of buzz in the blogosphere about resolutions and goals. The idea of New Year's Goals brings fond memories for me. When I was growing up, we always spent New Year's Eve at home. We had a snacky supper of cheese ball, chips and dip, and other junky foods and drinks that we didn't get at any other time of year. Then we each shared a list of goals for the coming year. These were not high-pressure goals, just things we would like to accomplish in the next 12 months. Later, we added a list of desires as well...things we'd like to see happen in the next year. Then my dad collected the lists and kept them till the next New Year's Eve. We'd read them and see how close we came to reaching our goals. What fun!

I still make a personal list of goals around New Year's. In past years these goals have been more low-key and just a guideline or idea of things I'd like to accomplish. This year is a little different. There are some things on my list of goals that simply must happen this year, no doubt about it. My goals for this year are more serious. I haven't even started on my list of desires yet. I plan to, but the past weeks have been so crazy I'm a little behind. That's OK. I'm not going to stress about it. Right now my desire is just to get my home fully unpacked and organized so I can focus on other things.

What about you? Do you make a list of goals or desires for the coming year?


Jen said...

This is the first year I haven't made any "resolutions," as such. In December, God led me to start running and taking better care of myself. It's been very challenging--especially since I don't really enjoy running, but God has been faithful to meet me where I am and help me through. Also, I renewed my commitment to schooling our girls after been less than devoted to it all Fall. Both of these are completely a work of the Lord, and not of me, so we'll see what He does with them. I hope by this time next year, I will be able to offer proof of His work!

Arizona Mama said...

You saw my post about my silly goals...I'm also beginning a weight loss journey...again. *roll eyes*

Go a little easy on yourself this year. Growing a baby is a huge accomplishment, and the first 4 months of having a new infant in a house already full of toddlers is TOUGH!

Bethgem said...

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog. Love your vintage artwork here. I have 12 new year's resolutions... a new habit for each month.

MammyT said...

thanks for stopping by. I decided to return the favor, as I had not had time to really look around before. I love your old graphics. I will be back again to browse. Wanted to let you know that Lori at
(Musings from a Proverbs 31 Wannabe) is giving free help with goals --she used to teach it -- as a ministry on her blog. She has already helped me immensely to see how I can structure each one in a way that makes them more achievable. It's great!
Hope your new year is blessed.