Last year, I made 12 goals. My 12 in 12 list. I am going to do an update soon about how they went, but I wanted to make a new list this year.
I like the idea of having goals, instead of resolutions. If I don't accomplish them, it's okay. But it still gives me something to work towards.
1. Read the Bible/pray DAILY
This was a goal last year. It will continue to be a goal every year. I had times where I did great at this, but I had a lot of times where I didn't! I got a new Bible from Bech for Christmas, and I am excited in using it in quiet times.
2. Lose 15 pounds
Last year, my goal was to lose weight, and I did! But I have a matron of honor dress to look good in, so I would love to get back down to what I weighed in college. Plus, there are several dresses from then I would love to be able to wear again.
3. Run a 5k race
Okay, I know lots of people run half and full marathons, but I am just aiming for a 5k. I am not a runner, but I would love to run some. I downloaded the Couch to 5K app for my phone, so I am planning to work through that.
4. Spend one-on-one time with Bech
Our neighbors have a boy 1 day younger than Jack, so we have been swapping babysitting with them. It has been great. Bech and I have had some fun dates already, and I want to keep them up in the coming year.
5. Be more consistent with my blog
I have no desire to be a professional blogger, but I do want to keep up regularly with posts. I love being able to look back on what we've been up to. I would love to aim for 2 to 3 posts a week.
6. Learn to make cheese
I got a cheese-making kit for Christmas from Bech's mom. I have been wanting to learn to make cheese for several years, but I didn't really need to in Vermont (there was such good local cheese!). Well, Baton Rouge is a different story. I am starting out with some soft cheeses--mozzarella, ricotta, goat--then moving to hard cheeses. I will definitely chronicle the adventure on here!
7. Meal plan
I want to have set menu plans every week. I hate not eating until Jack is in bed. That's too late, plus Jack doesn't get to eat with us! I want to consistently eat at a normal time and have a planned menu.
8. Pass my comps!
I have to retake the poetry part of my translation exams, and then I will be able to take the history and philology parts. I want to get those done! I am ready to be finished! So part of this goal will be to study for 7 hours each week.
9. Learn about my camera
This was a goal last year that was NOT completed! Bech and I bought a Nikon D3100 before Jack was born. I use it a lot, but only in automatic. I really do want to understand aperture, shutter speed, and all of the rest. I would love to use this camera to the fullest.
I think that's it. I have a busy year ahead!