I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I think the word resolution is kind of a form of wishful thinking. I do like New Year’s goals though (okay, maybe I am being really word-picky here). I see a goal as a measurable result that you can attain.
In the past I have come up with lots of goals each year. I like to divide them up by the 5 F’s my Dad taught me: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Finance. Finance includes your professional life. Whenever I’m questioning my priorities, I always return to this easy to remember saying from Dad – the 5 F’s. Always in that order. So this year I’m shooting for 1 or 2 goals in each area. Here they are, and don’t hesitate to hold me accountable to them (that’s why I’m sharing them publicly)!
Faith: 1. Spend part of Abi’s first (or only, hehe) nap of the day in prayer.
2. Commit to helping with the fledgling dance team at church.
Family: 1. Take each Sunday, or at least every other Sunday, as a no-internet, no TV, no Video Games day. Spend that time playing, talking, reading, or napping.
2. Remember family birthdays and anniversaries!
Friends: 1. Have friends over for dinner once a month.
Fitness: 1. Complete at least one XTERRA race this summer, finally!! That also includes one sprint-distance on road Triathlon to get ready.
2. Eat fish once a week.
Finance / Professional: 1. Join Society of American Foresters.
2. Start and contribute monthly to Abi’s college fund.
That’s it! What are yours?