2012 was a good year for me. I lost 25 pounds, ran two 5Ks, landed a good job with benefits in my hometown and I paid off all my credit card debt. Because 2010 and 2011 were not kind years for me, I took a stand and wasn’t good enough. So with hard work, luck and I’m pretty sure God’s hand was guiding me as I blazed through the year.
Because 2012 was such a kick-ass year, I have goals for 2013 to make it an equally monumental year. Following Dan Miller’s methods from the 48days.net community, I developed specific goals for the year to come. They help me focus on reclaiming my health and developing my career as a writer. I want to share what my goals are for 2013 so that I can hold myself accountable and see how they stack up at year’s end.
1. Continue the weight loss journey with Weight Watchers. I would like to lose 1.5 pounds a week to get to my goal of 145 by December 31.
2. Enroll in and run three 5Ks. To reach that I will continue to run three times a week for 2-3 miles so long as my back allows it.
3. Get out of the house once a month to attend a cultural event: art exhibit, first Fridays, concerts, lectures, whatever. It gets me out of the house in spite of my introverted tendencies and enriches me artistically.
4. Visit a different church every 2-3 weeks in the quest to find a new church home. It would be nice if it had a solid singles’ ministry seeing as that is where I am in life.
5. Continue to blog twice a week.
6. Finish my first book documenting my year in the convent and figure out a way to market it.
7. Volunteer grant writing for a local women’s homeless shelter.
8. Listen to two to four podcasts a week in my car to improve my general knowledge.
9. Keep taking Financial Peace University until I pay off my car and am 100% DEBT FREE!!!
It’s the middle of January and I have not done a bad job so far meeting my goals. Like I said, I fully intend for this year to be a great one. Here’s looking forward to the good that is yet to be!