Thursday, January 1, 2009

52 Weeks of Resolutions



Happy New Year! It is 2009! Are you up with me? (Are you drunk?) I'm not. Not one drop to drink this year. The Man Beast is sober, too. All four of us are up, just waiting until the tick tock of the clock ticks down to midnight (I'm writing this at 11:30 - it will be posted at midnight - appropriate, don't you think?)

Okay, if you've read some of your favorite blogs, you've read some of your favorite blog authors' resolutions. Sit back for another one.

What is one reason why people don't make New Year's Resolutions? Because they never stick to them!

To help combat this, I'm implementing something for myself - and for you as readers: 52 Weeks of Resolutions. In other words, resolutions from Day 1 to Day 365. To further stay focused, I've divided up my resolutions into categories. As the weeks go, I'll discuss how I'm doing with my own goals as well as providing tools for you to reach your goals. I've read a lot of resolutions this week and it looks like we all have the same categories covered, even if the individual goals are different. To help, I'll be bringing in Lizz and Shellbell from over at my other blog, FAC 2009, as they have many of the same healthy lifestyle goals as I do.

My 52 Weeks of Resolutions are as follows:

Spiritual
  • I'll spend more time in prayer with My Father.
  • I'll spend time memorizing Scripture and hiding it in my heart.
  • I'll spend more time in The Word.
Financial
  • I'll keep track of my bills.
  • I'll keep track of my checking account.
  • I'll keep up on my savings.
  • I'll work on paying off our debts.
Healthy Lifestyle
  • I'll get back to Sparking.
  • I'll help the Kiddos eat their Daily Five.
  • I'll get more active with the Kiddos.
  • I'll teach healthy lifestyle living to the Kiddos - not push a diet onto them.
Bloggy
  • I'll learn more HTLM coding in hopes of creating my own blog template.
  • I'll learn more about Photoshop in order to make my blog more eye-pealing.
  • I'll keep up on blogging every day, for the whole year.
Personal
  • I'll edit my 2007 NaNoWriMo novel.
  • I'll break out my sewing machine and learn how to use it.
  • I'll put to good use my Brand Spankin' New Scrapbook.
  • I'll improve on my photography.
Mixing it all up
  • Getting and keeping the house (and all it's components) organized.
  • Keeping up the Kiddos allowances (fits into Financial, too)
  • Being a better wife, mother and friend
My goals will be tackled on the blog in no particular order; they'll be done according to how I come across the tools and the anecdotes to blog about them. Of course, rest assured, I will be working on these goals 'offline', all the time. I'll explain as the weeks go on exactly how I plan to tackle my goals.

I pray that 2008 has been good to you and if it hasn't, 2009 is a chance to - not start over - but start fresh. Change what you need to change in your life. Whether that change be spiritual, financial or personal, I urge you to take the plunge and make the change. Be very careful, though, that you're goals don't become your gods. There is only One and with His help, we can achieve anything.

Here's to a great year!