Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

I love New Year's Day! I have no idea what lies in store for the next 364 days, but the adventurer in me gets a little excited thinking about the possibilites!

I've been thinking about my goals for 2009. I had a LOT of time to think while in the car last week.

Last year, I categorized them into physical, spiritual, and creative categories. Totally works for me this year too.

Here's what I've come up with:

1. Climb another Colorado 14er with my Summit Sisters! We got together with them last night and talked about some possibilities! I'm excited! (hence all the exclamation marks!)!!!!

2. Continue to chip away at our family albums.
3. Continue blogging (because it IS a creative outlet, right?)
4. Start a book club. A plan is already in the works...and the first book that I will suggest is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Seriously, people, it is the most fascinating book I've read in a long time. Read it!

5. Strive for consistency in God's word. I don't have a quiet time every day. I don't know why that is so hard for me, but it IS. I'm not committing to every single day but rather consistency because that seems a bit more realistic (for me).

Looking back at last year, I'd say I did reasonably well with my goals.

I didn't get away every single month for a spiritual retreat, but I managed about five of them. That's pretty good. I didn't take up a new hobby, but I did scrapbook consistently (and that's always been my hobby of choice) and I did pull my sewing machine out for a few projects. I'm good with that too. And I DID CLIMB PIKES PEAK, OH YES I DID! I'm kinda proud of that one. So all in all, I'd say I did okay!


Deidre said...

You did more than okay! You accomplished so much and inspire us all to do the same!

Happy New Year!

Amber said...

Those are some great goals!!! You'll do problem!

I'm so proud of you for climbing that mountain! Can't wait to see which summit you will hurdle this year!!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Happy New Year, Mer! I just saw your address in my stack of Christmas cards I'm working on at the moment. They took forever to come in the mail, finally arrived yesterday. Hopefully I'll have them out tomorrow. But the 12th day of Christmas isn't until Jan. 5th so I'm good. :)

Holly said...

So glad for your reached goals, friend and for your friendship, too, Mer!

My mom got me a cutter (as seen on TV) thing for scrapbooking with different edges that it cuts. I hope to get back to it, as I only scrapped once this past year.

Tell me, do you know where we can recycle magazines? After they moved it from KS location, I have NO idea where to do it. My neighbor has been kindly sharing her magazines with me and I have only stacked them. I need to keep a few to actually read and get rid of the rest (I'm talking a few hundred!).

Have a wonderful day with your family!

Gretchen said...

I love that I can remember reading your goals from last year, too. :)

Hard to believe Pikes Peak is behind you and you're raring to go for more. :)

I'd love to start a book club, too. And bunco.

Leigh Ann said...

Happy New Year, Meredith!

His Girl said...

omgoodness, how fun would it be to all live close and have a bunco and a book club?!?!?!

love your goals. I should take some time to set some for myself.

*sigh* maybe i'll set a goal to set some goals!

Unknown said...

These are great goals! I agree with are an inspiration to many. Although I've never met you in person, I can count you as one of my friends. Thank you!

Lisa said...

You achieved so much this year -- climbing Pike's Peak - WOW!

About that book club -- face-to-face or virtual? If by blog, well then count me in.

Tiffani said...

I like the way your organized your goals...

I'm proud of your accomplishements this year and look forward to hearing all about the new ones too!

Happy New Year!!

Sharmin said...

Our family vacation to Ouray, CO 3 years ago left this Arkansas girl with a hankering to climb something taller than one of the bluffs around White River. I'm thankful to live in the Ozarks (also read, where it isn't Jonesboro, at least the mall), but I was awed by the majesty of the Rockies, especially on Red Mountain, Animas Forks, and Telluride. I'll be back, Colorado, and looking for more of God's beauty.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

Good luck with your goals. I started a book group 4 years ago and it has continued to be such a blessing!