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My Goals for 2012

Last year, I set out to be more intentional in setting goals. I broke many of my goals down into monthly pieces and then broke those down even further into weekly bite-sized pieces.

I was amazed at how well this worked! Not only did I follow through with almost every single one of my goals for 2011, but I also was able to accomplish some extra projects.

Since this more specific and intentional method of goal-setting worked so well, I’m following the same pattern with my goals for 2012. Here’s my list of goals:

Goals for 2012

Personal:
Read through the Bible in a year using this plan.
Read through the 24 books on my 2012 booklist.
Listen to 12 audiobooks.
Run in at least one 5K race.
Complete the Couch to 10K program.
Tackle 12 Do-It-Yourself Projects.
Focus on one habit per month (I’ll be sharing my list of habits in a few days).
Learn to use my new DSLR camera (huge surprise Christmas present from Jesse!!) & improve my photography skills.
Take at least one photo a day and put together a page every week for my Project Life album.
Memorize Colossians using the plan and free download here.

Marriage:
Go on the Love Like You Mean It Cruise.
Go on two Marriage Retreats (overnight trips sans children for planning, talking, goal accountability).
Have monthly date nights.
Read four books together.
Read at least 3 books on marriage.

Children/Homeschooling:
Continue regular dates/outings with each of the children individually.
Continue Grace and Truth memory book.
Ice-skating lessons for all three children.
Swimming lessons for all three children.
Finish second grade, begin third grade with Kathrynne.
Finish kindergarten, begin first grade with Kaitlynn.
Start preschool with Silas.
Go on at least one field trip every month.
Go on at least one family vacation.
Finish at least 15 read-aloud books.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family:
Write at least two handwritten notes every month to encourage someone.
Continue being involved in our local church, homeschool group, young couple’s group, and blogging accountability group.
Continue with weekly get-togethers with both sides of our extended family.

Business/Blogging:
Continue to take Sundays off from blogging/business work.
Continue keeping strict Office Hours for the business/blogging time each day
Switch to a paperless planning system.
Follow my weekly blogging plan.
Plan blog posts out at least a month in advance.
Write and schedule blog posts at least a week in advance.

Financial:
Continue to tithe 10% of our income.
Give generously to needs in our community and around the world, as God prompts us. (We’ve been looking for 1-2 specific needs to give to each month and find so much joy in giving as God leads us!)
Pay cash for a new-to-us vehicle to replace our family’s van.
Finish saving for and purchase a rental property with cash.

What Are Your Goals for 2012?

If you’ve posted goals for 2012, I’d love for you to share your link below. If you’re new to goal-setting, be sure to read my post on how to set goals and then download my free printable goal-setting worksheet.

On the fourth Saturday of each month in 2012, I’ll be posting an update on my goals and encouraging you to share the progress you’re making on your 2012 goals, too. Let’s encourage one another to live lives of intention and purpose!

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