Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Year Part II: Looking Ahead to 2009

So after a lot of thought, I've finally written my list of resolutions/goals/intentions for the year. So what if we're more than two weeks into 2009? That just means I've really taken it seriously. I also found I started to get nervous about sharing them. It's a pretty personal process, and by letting others know what my goals are, I'm also letting them know if I don't reach them, which is a little scary.

So here they are, all 13 of them. It may seem like a lot, but they cover many areas in my life, and I've got 11 1/2 months to accomplish them...and hey, 13 is a significant biblical number. Without further ado...
  1. Write every day for 30 minutes.
  2. At least until in a parish position, write one sermon per month.
  3. Once a week or more, post on my personal blog and Everyday Citizen.
  4. Learn to knit.
  5. Complete a 5k race.
  6. Finish all my UFOs (unfinished projects) from before 2009.
  7. Open a second Etsy shop for stoles, make 5 sales, and go to one conference or other event as a vendor.
  8. Expand first Etsy shop: add three new products, attend two craft shows, make 30 sales, join one Etsy team, have one item featured on the front page.
  9. Take the Jeopardy online test.
  10. Read 40 books.
  11. Do two projects in The Art Quilt Workbook.
  12. Be intentional about keeping in touch with people—respond to phone calls, e-mails, etc within 48 hours, and make definite plans rather than just saying we should get together.
  13. Learn to juggle.
What do you think?

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  1. Good list. I can help with the juggling one if you're ever in the neighborhood.

  2. I would LOVE to buy stoles from you! Please post when they are available!

  3. haha learn to juggle! good list. Best of luck to you. Katie and I still need to sit down and do our accomplishments and goals blog post. Ugh.

    I am running a 5K in march if you're interested. It's one of the best and most fun in the area.