Like so many people do at the beginning of a new year or new season, over the past week I've been trying to internally evaluate my life in many areas in order to prepare for 2009.
I thought I would post some of my goals for 2009 on my blog in order to hold me somewhat accountable. I'd love it for some of you to ask me how I'm doing throughout the year, seriously. I've thought it would be great to establish a strong accountability partner.
I'm not putting these in any priority order; just typing them as they have come to my mind over the past few days (I started this post on Monday 12/29).
***Rise earlier in the morning
***Exercise 5 times a week
***Drink more water
***Eat less sweets and candy. NOTE: I did not say elimiante!! :)
***Work on a more intensive Bible study in the evenings
***Do not blog, surf the internet, read, or watch TV unless I have had a prayer time and bible reading for the day.
***Watch less TV/Movies. This may be hard as I love American Idol, The Office, and Biggest Loser. But since those are only 2 nights a week, maybe I will be okay!!??
***Pray DAILY (no exceptions) for our future child
***Pray DAILY for guidance in the adoption process
***Cook 5 meals a week. I'm thinking leftovers one time and eating out the other night
***Read a fiction book every other month instead of all the time. I'm finding reading fiction takes away from how much I read my bible and pray
***Rewrite and organize recipes into recipe binder
***Show the love of Christ regardless of what others say or how they live their life
***Be Slow to Speak, Slow to Anger, Quick to Hear EVERYDAY
***Fold clothes each day they are washed instead of leaving them in the dryer or the basket for several days or even a week
***Be a good steward of the resources God has given us. Stay in line with our budget we have outlined
***I would really like to have started the adoption process by this time next year. It would be even better if we had our child. I'm needing God's help in a big way on this goal!!! :>
***Consistently maintain our yard work and flower beds
***Clean out the office closet
***Reduce the storage items in our garage. Translation: Get rid of stuff!!!