Wishing you a Funky New Year

Wishing you a Funky New Year

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Goals for ’09

  1. I want to be more present in my life. Be present with and love my family & friends.
  2. I want to see others in ways I have not before; see who needs me.  See my kids, husband, mom, sisters, nieces and nephews, close friends.
  3. I want to pursue photography: exhibit some art, apply for freelance jobs, and tell a particular story.
  4. I want to date my husband.
  5. I want to paint my bedroom. (I have had the paint for months!) and to remove ugly wallpaper from the bathroom!
  6. I want to play the piano more often!
  7. I want to organize my garage, so that we can park our cars in it.
  8. I want to bury my dad; to research and write about him.
  9. I want to finish the book of poetry.  Save.  Print.
  10. I want to stay sober. ( July 24th, 2008)
  11. I want to have some fun! But on the cheap, because …
  12. We want to live on our budget this year.
  13. I want to get off sleep/anxiety medication.  Which means start exercising, going back to therapy, eating right, and heading toward, not away from my demons.
  14. I want to not be so hard on myself.  To embrace my strengths and weaknesses. Not use them as a crutch but to push myself to get healthy.
  15. I want to not think about what ifs and if onlys. Do or do not, but stop living in that ugly place.
  16. I want to study: one topic is forgiveness, the forgivers & the forgiven.  Biblical and historical stories and characters.

As of 1/3/09

3 thoughts on “Wishing you a Funky New Year

  1. I am SO happy to have found you at this blog! And thought I’d let you know that our #1 goal is shared. I came back from a conference in November having made a deep commitment to being PRESENT with my people. We’re homeschooling, so it’s 24/7.. they are subjected to an awful lot of me. And I know me. :) But God has sustained and encouraged me by His spirit in this endeavor thus far. I will pray the same for you!


    1. Great to hear from you Steph. And goodness, homeschooling. I have several friends who do that and it’s kind of a Saint’s Journey as far as I am concerned. My prayers will be with you as well.


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