Saturday, January 5, 2013

Goals for 2013

It is a brand new year for new beginnings!  My goals for this year are listed below.  Some of them are also "our" goals (both mine and Josh's).  I am including what I came up with for my mission statement and theme for the year, along with some encouragement for me in attaining these goals.  There are so many areas of my life where I must be a better steward/caretaker of all God has given me. 

This is my first time really writing down my goals for a year, and I know I did a no-no for newbie goal-setting in creating such a long list of things to tackle.  But for now I am going to leave it that way.  As Zig Ziglar once said, "If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time." :) I am sure I will be tweaking, changing, adding and/or removing goals as is best throughout the year.  I plan to post a monthly check-in for accountability.  

Flourish in Faithfulness 

Mission Statement
I desire to glorify God by being a wise steward of all He has entrusted to me.

1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

1 Corinthians 14:40
Let all things be done decently and in order.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Proverbs 28:20a
A faithful man shall abound with blessings:

Personal Goals
Read through the Bible in a year (using the plan you can download here)
Focus on punctuality, organization and consistency in my life
Blog 1-2 times a week
Return to my pre-pregnancy weight by June 1st
Exercise 4-5 times a week
Memorize Colossians (basically two verses per week)
Read 12 books
Put together a homemaking binder in January
Utilize a menu plan and cleaning schedule
Work on strengthening my core muscles with the Tupler Technique
Go to bed by 10:30 PM
Try at least one new recipe each week
Journal a bit about every day
Take a photo of our everyday life at least once a week
Make baby photo books for our youngest two

Marriage Goals
Go on two overnight get-aways
Have a monthly date night
Read a marriage book together
Be better about having lunches on hand for hubby to take to work
Seek ways to bless my husband

Family Goals
Go on two camping trips
Cut way back on eating refined sugar and refined carbs
Go to family reunions
Visit my grandparents several times
Attend my cousins’ weddings
Do preschool with our 4 year-old
Go through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with our 4 year-old
Potty-train our 2 year-old
Read to our boys daily
Play with the boys more
Spend regular one-on-one time with each of our boys
Help our boys memorize Bible verses

Ministry/Friendship Goals                                        
Continue attending our church’s monthly Ladies Bible Study     
Become more involved in our church                                                    
Have people over to our home at least once a month                            
Continue sending birthday cards to extended family                              
Send a note to an elderly friend every month
Hold a fun sister get-together with all my sisters                                 

Financial Goals
Save for a family vehicle to replace our car
Sell some big items on Craigslist
Do a will

Home Improvement Goals
Remove the old house from our place
Landscape our yard
Buy a new mailbox
Plant a vegetable garden
Make flower beds
Finish the decks
Finish the garage
Paint interior walls of our house
Paint cabinets
Paint garage doors                   
Pour cement pad in front of garage
Build a clothesline

Did you set any goals this year?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!


  1. Your goals sound alot like mine! I will pray for strength for you to accomplish your goals! :)