2010 Goals and Dreams

Although I generally set some goals for the new year, I wasn’t going to post any such list. Until the other day, when I realized that sharing one of my goals opened me up for some graceful accountability, and served to cement that aspiration a little more firmly in my day. So, in no particular order, for friends who I know will not hesitate to ask me how things are going, I share the following handful of things that are foremost on my mind, heading into 2010:

  • Encourage the deepening of my creative potential by anchoring it in my daily life – a quote from a book I read last year that I’ve kind of latched on to. (Make creative endeavors a daily priority – I know the rest will get done!)
  • Become an income-generating, professional proofreader/editor
  • Time management – what’s the best use of my time now?
  • Minimize trips to the grocery store and unplanned debit card use
  • Move! (signed up for yoga class at a local church, call a friend once a week to walk)
  • Discern and implement new organizational rhythms with lots of grace (home, etc.)
  • Honor my need for time and space

I have several bullet points under each of these that I won’t bore you with.  The list is printed out and hanging on my office wall, as well as copied into my daily planner. I feel like I’m more excited about these goals than in previous years, due to those little bullet points – i.e. action plans.

Remembering that we’re always a work in progress – God’s work – somehow makes goal-setting a little less intimidating. And sharing those goals with a friend or two – priceless! So feel free to share some of your goals and dreams in the comments section or let me know if you’ve done so at your blog.


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  1. These are great! I don’t set resolutions around New Years at all, nor do I have any written down. I tend to have some general in my mind, but I’m not really strict about them. But I would have a lot of these or very similar ones on my list. If I had a list, you know 🙂

    Hope they are all going well so far, are you going to follow up later in the year with where you are on any or all of these?! 🙂

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