He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goals for 2011

My friend posted goals for herself this year. One for each month, makes sense to me.
So I've been thinking about this as I rang in the New Year last night, before I went to sleep and this morning. What do I want accomplished by 2012? I think I've made my list. Not sure if it's in order of importance, but here goes..

  1. Reading the Bible everyday. I wanted to do some "Bible in a year" plan, but I really don't think I'll make it through. I will shoot big though, and try one of these fabulous reading plans from you version. They also have a great Bible app. for your phone!
  2. 365 days of photos. I want to get better and learn from others, so I've started my kara's 365 blog. Join me!
  3. Work on my photography business. Learn more about the business side and learn how to apply myself, advertise and gain respect in the photography world. Find workshops in my area, and attend a Merakoh workshop somehow! Okay, one can dream...
  4. Shadow a professional photographer. This is hard for me because I hate to ask people to tag along. In any way shape or form. So this has to be it's own "goal."
  5. Get family photos on my walls! Another goal that I cannot seem to accomplish. I need to order and frame family members. I have immediate, I just need to branch out more and get this done.
  6. Garage sale! Will try to de-clutter our lives a bit more. Don't laugh, I have to make this a set goal or it may not get done.
  7. Once a month family ministry opportunities. Last month it was dropping off blankets to a shelter together, touring the facility and being changed by seeing through other's eyes. Each month it can be as simple as taking some food to a neighbor, but being more mindful of other's needs.
  8. Helping the kids get prepared for their missions trips. One to Uganda, one to Missouri. I guess to help prepare them more spiritually. Which leads me to the next one..
  9. Become a better example of God's love. I sometimes get wrapped up in the moment, get frustrated like everyone else, and react. I need to stop, be patient, think about what I say, then respond..or not. This is easier written than done, but I'm putting it out there.
  10. Better steward of my time/money.. Less time facebooking, blogging and watching movies, and more time picking up, and delegating people to help in certain areas around the house. I will try and take at least 1 coupon on every shopping trip, then hope I can add more and save. Putting down the things I don't "need." Telling the kids "no" more when they think they need things. Silly, but necessary.
  11. Enjoy my family time! Putting things down and letting things go to take more moments with who matter most. 
  12. Work out! Well, one could hope...notice how it is the last one posted.
 I may have to add things as I think of them, but these are what I've come up with in the last 24 hours.


Branson said...

Sounds like a good list! I posted mine todat too. Been debating a 365 all day lol.

Kara said...

I saw yours. It was great! Nice job on the 365, too. We'll keep up with it together!