For the past few years, I've made a rather lengthy list each December, writing down a bunch of things I hope to accomplish, experience or improve upon. These lists tend to be forgotten until the next year—rarely something I revisit obsessively. It's more of an exercise in hopeful brainstorming…and trying to get my head and heart in the right place before the new year begins.
This time around, I thought I'd share my list here, to serve as a reminder to myself throughout the year. I ended up crossing off more than half the items on my list for 2014 (without even revising the list at all until now!), so we'll see how the year ahead pans out.
I think it'll be a good one. Actually, I know it'll be a good one.
Family & Home
— Find an affordable, larger place for our family to move into
— Simplify/downsize clutter/keep only what we use and need
— Create a new tradition
— Homeschool (preschool!) Eisley
— Walk more
— Bake/cook more from scratch
— Switch to homemade cleaners
— Purchase juicer
Heart & Soul
— Weekly devotions/prayer with Jay
— Focused prayer, journaling and devotions every day
— Date night once a month
— Donate time/money to causes close to my heart
— Re-learn how to use my sewing machine
— Reorganize/redesign Etsy shop
— Write more often
— Take more photos with my "real" camera
— Earn more
— Give more
— Take a solo trip
— Do one brave thing
What is on your list for the year ahead? How do you keep track of goals, hopes or resolutions?