goals–not resolutions

I am not a NEW YEARS RESOLUTION kind of person.  That being said, I do like to “review” the year and see all that we have accomplished and enjoy looking and planning towards the future.


On our cross country tour over Christmas, Mike and I spent a lot of time in the car.  We played trivia, I slept, we watched TV shows on the laptop, but most of the time we talked.  It’s so nice to talk through life together in the long hours.  Often we do a check-up on our marriage – how are things going, what can we do better, what have we done well.  We even dream together – what does our future look like, where do we see ourselves in a few years, in 20 years. 

This year we reviewed all the neat things we had accomplished in 2011 and set goals for ourselves for 2012.

What we did in 2011, we never thought we would do:

  1. Shoot a deer
  2. Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon
  3. Met some awesome new friends
  4. Get a new bike =)
  5. Be the fast kid in the water
  6. Run a destination triathlon (Wilmington, NC)
  7. Win a 5K for age group– Mike
  8. Win prize money for running at 5K– Katie ($100)
  9. Start a new rocking awesome Bible Study with some amazing people and leaders too!

Aspirations/Goals for 2012

  • One bigger/international trip
  • Be debt free (except the house)
  • Own a boat – a girl can dream right?  REALITY CHECK – if we do purchase a boat, you can be sure that it will be one that is well loved.
  • Take a camping trip – maybe to see the Synchronized Lightening Bugs
  • Weekend trip with friends – how does this look?!
  • Cultivate a more sustainable garden
  • Home improvement projects – re-carpet upstairs or install hardwood downstairs, finish replacing windows on the back of the house

I am very excited to see what this year holds for us!


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