Last year, I started blogging about my 2013 Resolutions and stopped by… oh, April. Updating the entire world on my lofty resolutions was too much pressure. Plus, I made so many goals for each month that there was no way I could achieve them all.
But this year, I’m doing things differently. I’m not setting “official” resolutions, but instead, I’m setting out goals. Goals that, for once, are actually achievable.
Pick up running.
I bought a cute reflective jacket and a pair of running shoes recently. When the weather warms up, I plan on running a few laps around my neighborhood (I’m a wimp and hate the cold.) I also hope to buy an armband for my iPhone so I can listen to the Couch to 5K program as I run. I’d love to be running a 5K by the fall. The Color Run, perhaps?
Grow my blog.
It’s no secret that a goal of mine is to someday turn this space on the Internet into a place where I can earn an income. I plan on growing this blog by forging stronger blogging friendships, seeking more sponsorships, and possibly even attending a blogging conference if there is one within a decent driving distance.
I hope to have a job that I (somewhat) like, that can put food on the table and money in my pocket. I’ve already been crunching numbers for the imaginary salary from the job I don’t yet have, but I’m relieved to discover I can afford to make it. This will come in handy, as I want to buy a car and go on vacation by myself (again) in 2014. The hard part will be deciding what car I want (a crossover SUV, I think) and where I want to travel to. Suggestions?
Prepare for graduate school.
I plan on furthering my career by pursuing a Master’s in Postsecondary Education Administration from Murray State University (where else?) in the Fall of 2015. To achieve this, I am currently studying for the GRE and plan to take it in the next few months and by the end of 2014, I will begin the grad school application process. By my 25th birthday in 2017, I hope to add “M.A.” to the end of my name!
Strengthen my faith.
I’ve started going to a new church in Owensboro and I plan on becoming an official member after their Prospective Members’ Day in mid-January. I want to get really involved there and join a Bible study and possibly even find a mentor. I also plan on reading my Bible every single morning before I start my day (something I’m great at when I’m back in Murray, but as for here at home, well, not so great.)
Be content in all circumstances (Philippians 4:12)
Whether life takes me to the ‘Boro or back to Murray, with my family or on my own, I plan on finding the best in whatever situation the Lord places me in.