Friday, December 31, 2010

We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you.*

Welcome to the official unveiling of Lildonbro 2011:

My fun theme is: Get it done in 20-1-1 (thanks Amber for the 'one-one' advice).

My serious theme for 2011 will be "Choose the Good Part" (from Luke 10:42 - about the sisters, Mary and Martha, "But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.").

2011 Goals:
  1. Read 50 books (I had thought of reading a certain number of pages - that way the really big books would get counted for more than one book, but I think I am going to aim for 50 different books because I figure the short ones will equal out the big ones...we'll see how this goes. Remember - I am copying G-sauce on this one...thanks G!).
  2. Run a half marathon (Sorry Ashley, I know you said go for the full...but just thinking about the full makes me want to cry...if I run this and have no desire to go on for the full - I'm okay with that).
  3. Budget - my goodness, this goal is going to be on here until I figure this darn thing out!
  4. Finish my third story - That's right...I started a third. Real goal - write the third so that there can't really be a fourth.
  5. Lose weight - I told you to look for it. Almost to the goal weight, so might as well keep it a goal.
  6. Get motivated at work - this time next year I would like to have gotten a promotion.
  7. Reduce debt - With a lien on the house so that I could get connected to the water, I have added to my debt that I was working so hard in 2010 to get rid of. I know I probably can't afford to wipe it all out in 2011, but I want to get it down so low that in 2012 I can make it a goal to be debt free (with the only exception being the house).
  8. Home improvement - I want to continue to fix up the house. I could save up for new windows or new siding. I could fix the fence or the deck, I want to put a little brick patio off to the side of my house...I could do that.
  9. Learn to compromise - My brother-in-law and I were talking the other night and he seems to think that I can't in, "Can you handle marriage? Cause you seem like you can't compromise." So - I will just have to learn how...anyone want to help? This isn't limited to merely compromising...but I do want to improve my personal relationships with people. I'm...a bit of brat, and I would like to stop being such a brat.
  10. Work on my serious theme - meaning - choose the good part...develop Charity and make Christ's teachings a more central part of my life.

That's it for now. Look for updates through 2011 on how I am doing!


Katie H said...

dead poets society?

the budget thing is on my list too...every year. sigh.

i like the scriptural theme. i need to do that. right now, i feel like i'm just trying to survive each day...

Martha said...

Compromising- hmmm...yeah, I'm still working on that.
I just try to think things through. Like for instance, if I am in a *discussion* with someone, I just think about if whatever the outcome is will affect my overall happiness. Usually it won't. It's about attitude. I will enjoy whatever the decision is. If, on the other hand, it is something I REALLY don't want to do, or something I REALLY want to do- yeah, that's where the compromising gets to me.

A lot of your goals are my goals, btw. Are we sisters or something??

The Ottley's said...

Thanks for sharing your goals! They've been a good thing for me to ponder for my own!

Amber Lanae- said...

I think my goal incorporates yours! So that means we can help each other along the way! Good goals friend, very good goals!

Vanessa said...

I love reading your goals! I can't wait to read about you accomplishing them all!


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