1. Hold Jesus as my treasure
Spend time in prayer and being still before God, substantial time reading and meditating on God’s Word, memorize a section of Scripture each month, worship and be in communion with our local church body.
2. Work hard for a strong body
Eat foods that are good for my body, be well rested, stay hydrated, exercise consistently, be flexible with medical treatment needed.
3. Plant and grow solid friendships
Show up for others, encourage and pray for the people God has placed in my life, be vulnerable with others.
4. Love my husband well
Surprise him with gifts, be spontaneous, pray daily for him, take two trips – just the two of us, maintain a clean home to serve his needs.
5. Steward the money we have been given wisely
Weed out waste, maintain and grow our “emergency” fund, begin saving for big trips, overpay on student loans
6. Cultivate creativity
Write – journal or blog, take one challenging photography workshop, and capture memories.
7. Enjoy my work and students
Pray for my students, families, and co-workers, and hug or high-five each of my students every day.
8. Read 10+ books
Spend more time reading, less time mindlessly scrolling. I have a working list of new books and ones I’d like to revisit. I am also looking forward to joining in on this book club for a few books.
Just for fun: 2015‘s goals. Which were surprisingly successful.