Happy New Year! I am writing this in the evening after having an absolutely splendid New Year’s Eve. Jeff and I along with one of his friends went out for a night on the town and had such a fun time. I hope today’s post doesn’t bore you – no pictures and somewhat typical New Year’s resolution drivel.
It’s popular to have a word for the year, something that one pursues. Many pray about their words, for them to have special meaning. I will do this for the first time this year, and I think my word shall be “INTENTION”. I need to start being more aware of my goals and how to achieve them. Instead of thinking about what I want, I think about what I want right now, even though I may not want that as bad, it just happens to be more immediate. Like eating chocolate, I don’t want the calories from it and I may just be bored or in need of ‘real’ food. But eating Hershey’s kisses is an immediate fulfillment of the boredom or hunger. If my desire is to be healthier, I am not being intentional with my poor choice to eat something quick instead of taking the time to prepare a good meal.
Basically, does my decision now show my intention for what I want in the future?
Here are my 10 “F” goals for the year:
Finances – Paying off debt will be a huge focus in 2013. After buying the house, we are totally wiped. But not in too deep, I know we can kick it this year. Also just enrolled in 401K, I am going to attempt $100 out of my check to it every month. We are also the worst tithers ever, and need to get it together!
Friends – I’d like to get to know my church friends better and have them over for lunch or dinner. I feel somewhat intimidated because they all have small children and Jeff and I don’t. I don’t know how their schedules work, what their kids eat, is it a huge rigmarole for them to come over? I also really want to find more people [my age] that make cards, I would love to make some new friends in this area. I think this might involve going to a crop or two at the local scrap shop.
Fun – Despite trying to pay some bills, I want to live a little too! A trip to Savannah/Charleston would be fab, maybe Nashville for a weekend, and Delaware?? I’m dying to go to the beach.
Free Time – Ok don’t get all crazy, gettin sucked into Pinterest for hours. Must get off the duff and be productive!
Fitness – Isn’t this on everyone’s list? My focus has always been on losing weight (which don’t get me wrong, it still is), but I want to be healthier. I want to eat better. I want to be more flexible and have more energy. I have a Groupon for CrossFit, which is moderately intimidating, and I’ve been doing some yoga recently too. I think also I’d like to get back into zumba because that is hands down the most fun I’ve had working out.
Floss – ‘nuff said.
Followers – Well ‘Blog’ doesn’t start with an F but ‘Followers’ does! I want to thank everyone that reads my blog and there will be more regarding this coming up. I want to grow this blog and maybe start applying to some design teams and join more linky parties – not to mention comment more and bring joy to others! I want to continue to develop my skill in my favorite hobby, and spend time enjoying the journey of creating. I want to use my stash and not obsess and hoard crafty crap!
Foundation – I’m talkin the House! More work on the house to come, but that’s a laundry list of it’s own.
Fotos – Ok another cheat, I mean Photos! I’m going to participate in the #FMSPhotoaDay challenge on Instragram, you can follow me if you like and join in the fun yourself! Also 2013 I will buy that darn camera this year or else!!
Faith – Last on this list but certainly not least, I want to focus on being available for God to use me. I want to be present and intent on doing His will, and just need to be a little more aware of that.
How about you? I’d LOVE to hear what YOUR goals are for 2013. Do you have a word too? Please share with me in the comments!!