Thursday, January 6, 2011

goals for 2011

here are my top 10 goals for 2011. there is no particular order, nor are there capital letters. hope that doesn't make you cringe :)

1. finish my quilt ((last year's new years resolution)). hey, give me a break. i was on the other side of the world for a third of 2010.

2. always be "working on" a book in the Bible. right now: Daniel.

3. be more organized. ((i'm lucky to have a clean slate for this!))

4. be more focused on the silver lining than the negative of any situation. translation: live each moment with a thankful heart. 

5. be better about keeping up with friends. i highly dislike talking on the phone ((i bet my parents wish i had this problem when i was a teenager and was infatuated with immature boys)), but phones are for more than texting & checking twitter, right?

6. no buying new clothes for 3 months. if i make it that long when i complete this one, i will celebrate my birthday weekend :) 

7. be more focused on "oh, sweet joy" products and make only what i'm passionate about. it's not about making money, it's about doing what you love. can i get an amen?

8. have a designated day each week for grocery shopping, cleaning the house, doing laundry, planning/preparing meals for the week, etc. bottom line: i'm chase's helper. by taking care of these tasks, he feels loved & it's the best way for me to help him. above my business, blog, or whatever else, i am to be his helper. without rolling my eyes or cussing in my head about the sofa cover. 

9. be better about living in community, rather than being a hermit in my studio. read: answer my phone.

10. i want to be full of love & grace, like my Jesus. for me,  this means stop giving dirty looks, silencing snarky comments, and being full of forgiveness...even when someone is straight up awful to me. 

what are some of your goals for 2011?



  1. amen to number 7 kim!! :) it's definitely about doing what you love and not getting caught up in the money of it all~! and number 5 is similar to my new years resolution too!! it's soo hard though since tweeting and texting is soo much easier... :/

  2. These are some great goals (yay for number 4)! I want to dust off my sewing machine and learn how to do buttons and zippers :)

  3. Amen to all of them! You seem like such a positive person already, I can't imagine that one of your goals needs to be finding the silver lining. :) Best of luck with all of these!!

    <3 Ashley

  4. I love your goals. I need to adopt #10. The other day some lady was driving 15 miles an hour and when I finally passed her I gave her the dirtiest look....something I never do and couldn't believe I did it. Don't want to make it a habit. I'm sure I didn't look pretty doing it!!

  5. snap with number 5! i HATE speaking on the phone, but then sometimes i worry friends will be annoyed i havent called in ages!

    Good luck with all your goals

    Jilly xo

  6. What wonderful goals. I love #8. I definitely need to work on this myself. We are our hubby's help mates :)

  7. I agree with Ashley... amen to all of them! Blessings to you this new year :)

  8. I'll give you an amen and your #10 is similar to one of my let grace abound.

  9. fun and realistic list. our lists are similar. when i'm feeling my least friendliest i try to wear some reminder of Jesus' love - cross necklace, fish something, anything that will act as a reminder throughout the day. that i am #3. good luck!

  10. Yes you may get an Amen. I'm so with you on about 8 out of 10 of these. Ha. Just not the quilt one...probably never would be able to commit to something like that. :)

  11. yep. and amen to #7. I've been reminding myself of the same thing this week.

  12. I just posted a new schedule for keeping up on cleaning and what not too! And started a new blog about Faith. I think we have a lot in common!

  13. oh heart yells {amen} to #6 and #9....I need to simplify and I need/want to focus more on others than myself. i can be such a homebody! but i want my children to learn to love others and serve others by watching mommy and daddy do it!
    love this post sweet friend!!


  14. Just by you sharing this list I can see God at work in you in all these areas already! I'm in awe of #6! You're the second person this week to share about going for a period of time not buying clothes. Maybe I have something to learn? Kim, you are lovely!

  15. What wonderful goals Kim!!!
    I am positive that you will accomplish each and every one of them!!!
    Have a wonderful New Year!!

  16. mmm, i like your goals. i think i could say ditto to every one, except the quilting one. i'll buy one from you, but i have no such skillz. nilch. :) happy new year to you! welcome home! happy unpacking & all that good stuff. xo!

  17. great goals, kim! i'm planning on backtracking my goals post, so you'll have to wait until then to find them out... ;)

  18. Wow, what an inspiring list! Here's to a wonderful 2011!


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