The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goals for Twenty Eleven

I am so glad I started referring to my resolutions as goals.  It helps me focus and stay motivated and actually gives me confidence I can accomplish everything I want to in a new year.  This year I am trying to be more specific, more detailed, and more ambitious in my goal setting.  I can't wait to see how 2011 turns out!

Goal #1.  Eat less, exercise more.  Okay, okay....lose weight is really what I am trying to say.  I just hate that I am so predictable.  I purposely left this off last year's list because I was getting ready to have a baby and it was not the ideal time to try and drop a whole bunch of weight.  This year is different.  I am almost done nursing and am not pregnant, so I can begin some serious weight loss.  I have a number in mind that I am aiming for, but I am not brave enough to share that on the internet!  I will be honest about my progress and will try and update regularly throughout the year!

Goal #2.  Tell more people about Jesus and commit to daily quiet time.  Last year I was pretty broad when talking about a spiritual goal.  This year I wanted to really know what I was trying to accomplish.  I want to be bold in sharing my faith, making sure I am showing the love of Christ in my daily life.  Since I know I cannot accomplish that love thing all on my own (not really my natural personality!!!)  I am going to have to get serious about spending time in the Word and praying so that I can actually do what I set out to do.

Goal #3.  Learn to sew.  I have taken on cooking and now I want to sew.  I don't want to make all of our clothes or anything crazy like that, I just want to be able to make curtains or make simple repairs to clothing.  I think it is important to always be in the process of learning something new.  It keeps your brain from getting old!

Goal #4.  Double my Mary Kay sales.  That one seems a little overwhelming to me, but I am putting it out there!  I would like to see my retail sales double in 2011.  Want to have a Mary Kay party?  Call me!!!

Goal #5.  Be a better family member.  I heard someone say this on T.V. last night and at first thought it was a little silly, but it is pretty nice when you think about it.  I want to be a better wife, mom, sister, daughter and daughter in law!  I don't know how I will be able to tell if I accomplish this goal during the next year, but I am still going to try.

Goal #6.   Increase my blog traffic.  Sounds easy, right?  I am not entirely sure how to do this, but I am going to find out and I hope to see the number of visitors and followers of my blog grow throughout the year.  If you are reading this now, and aren't a 'follower' of my blog, I encourage you to read some more of my post and if you like what you see become a follower!  You can also subscribe to my blog through the orange icon that looks like this at the top of the page near the right side under subscribe.  Click on that and you will be subscribed to my blog and it will be added to your favorites bar and will let you know when there is a new post.

Lastly, Goal #7.  Save more money.  This will be especially hard for our family.  We are already pretty frugal when it comes to our spending.  I am always looking for ways to save.  However, I would like to pay off our student loans before we die....and would like to buy a car (and pay cash), and have some things that I would like to do around the house (like a new porch and a new dining room table).  We will need to save in order to do any of those things. 

So, if you are full of ideas on saving money, or for that matter if you have ideas about any of my goals, leave me a comment.  And if you leave a comment or question, stop back by as I try to respond to any comments I get!  Heck, I would love to hear your resolutions or goals or whatever you call them!  Happy New Year.


  1. Nice to meet you through my blog. Wonder who our mutual friend might be? I know you can do everything you decide to do. It will be a blessed year for you.

  2. Thanks, Jennifer! Terri C. posted on f/b that she loved your blog. Do you know who I am talking about? My sister is an avid runner, and I am an aspiring runner! Your blog gives me hope!