Monday, January 6, 2014

Yearly Goals + Monthly Wishes

Sunset in Whidbey Island, WA

I'm so excited today to be linking up with Melyssa for the Monthly Wishes. I know most people have shared their goals for 2014 but I haven't yet and I want to. I don't know why but putting goals out for everyone to see helps me stay accountable. Plus, it's in writing and for some reason that seems more official?

Spiritual Life

  • Focus- To focus on Jesus this year and to to do justly, love mercy (loving-kindness) and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8)
  • Prayer  - write out verses on prayer, organize a prayer list, and pray more intentionally for Dave
  • Keep Calm - 2014 looks like lots of changes are around the corner and I want to be calm and mentally ready. 
Relationships

  • Marriage - Be kind and gracious. 
  • Intentional - Send 3 text messages or FB messages to someone I normally don't send one too,  send 1 card a week to someone, send 1 package a month to someone. 
Personal

  • Blog - to blog from my heart and to build community
  • Photography - Learn Lightroom (it's editing software and it's ordered and on the way! wahoo!), continue to shoot in manual mode, complete a 20 week photography challenge
  • Clean House - Go through items, get rid of excess and begin collecting packing supplies
  • Cookies - Seriously! After coming home from Korea my cookie intake is ridiculous! I'm limiting myself to 1 batch of cookies a quarter. =)

Travel

  • Tree House – I have always wanted to stay in a tree house! 2014 has gotta be the year!
  • New Place – I really want to visit a new country this year but I just can’t guarantee that but I’m pretty sure I can visit a new place! The USA has tons sights to see too.

My goal for January is to start working on these goals. I know I can’t do them all right now but I want to get a start on them and I want to make them a habit.

Blog Info

I also wanted to take a minute and share more of what you can see this year from SS2SI. I want to take my personal goals for 2014 and incorporate them into my blog. I want SS2SI to be a place that encourages community and growth. I have three awesome and fun projects that I’ll be announcing this week but I don’t want to tell all now because this post is already long enough.

In January you can expect to see some more recipes, 2 blog posts on why and how to memorize Bible verses (or anything else you want to memorize), some recipes, how God helped me overcome lies, confessions of a scarf-a-holic, hopefully more missionary profiles and a lot of other fun things! I’m excited to share with you all and I’m excited to get to know more people this year.

I hope your year is full of growth no matter what comes in 2014! 


The Nectar Collective

25 comments :

  1. I think these are great goals for the new year. I totally believe that in order to accomplish our goals, we have to share them with people we trust to hold us accountable and help us along the way! I can't wait to see all of the great things you do in 2014!

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  2. wow! what a great month/year you have planned! love all of your goals & the how to! i'm so looking forward to the posts about memorizing verses (this has always been hard for me) and overcoming lies! :) you are such an encouragement & can't wait to see what all you have coming in 2014!

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  3. Thanks, Amber! I'm excited for 2014 too!

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  4. Thanks so much, Robyn! I hope the memorization tips help because having God's Word in our heart is so important. I need more of it!!!

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  5. so excited for all the fun things in store!! i love those moments when our focus shifts and we create a new and more refined vision for our blogs!! Also, I promise this is not self promotion, but I wanted to share with you a tool that has helped me greatly in praying daily for my husband! I just wanted to share it with you because it might be a blessing to you as well!! http://www.oakandoats.com/2013/04/prayers-for-my-husband.html

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  6. Great goals! I'm also learning photography now and I'm so excited! I know you're too! I might try the 20 week photography challenge... Good luck!!

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  7. I don't think that's self promotion. I appreciate you sharing that with me and I think that is something I need to be doing more of. I've never thought about writing prayers out like that for my husband.

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  8. Hi Zia! You definitely should do a photography challenge. I'll be posting mine this week and of course you are welcome to join!

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  9. Let me know how you like lightroom! I am looking for an editing program! good luck with all of these wonderful goals girl!

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  10. what wonderful goals this month! And I can't wait to see those changes :) cheers to growth!

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  11. i like your goal on being intentional with relationships. last year i tried to send out one letter a month to people.. but i want to do that again and more. haha i'm such a scarf-oholic too.. :P good luck on your goals!

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  12. I'll definitely let you know how I like it! I think I'm going to take an on-line class to help me learn. I know there are hundreds of YouTube tutorials but something about structure helps me out.

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  13. Thanks, Nicole! I'm excited for growth too =)

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  14. A letter a month is great! How did you do with that?


    I'll be giving away a scarf when I post my 'scarf-a-holic' post so come back and enter to win.

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  15. I managed to send them all out. :) At the beginning of the year, I already wrote out who I was going to send it to.. and then modified a few along the way.. but already having them as a guideline was good.

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  16. thanks! That is a really good idea to take a class so you can get the full use out of it!

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  17. I love these goals! Especially the ones about relationships. I know I often take my friendships for granted, so I'm totally going to use some of your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. You are so welcome! I hope these idea help both of our years.

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  19. Love this list, and how specific and obtainable they are! Also...........http://glampinghub.com/rentalsearch/tree-houses & http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-coolest-tree-house-hotels :)

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  20. I will be back to look for your post on how to memorize Bible verses. Memory work was always my weakness in Sunday School and Confirmation but I hear my parents recite Bible verses that they have memorized and it's something that I'd like to work on.

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  21. Such fun goals! You've made me curious about staying in a tree house now! Good luck with your goals, have a wonderful week!

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  22. That's great that you want to memorize. I agree it can be a hard task. It will be a two post series. The first one on January 20th and the second on January 27th.

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  23. These are great goals for the year! I'm excited to find out more about your projects and oh my gosh, staying in a treehouse is such a cool idea!

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  24. good :) yeah! I had not really until a friend told me about these cards and I felt in love with the idea! it is an easy and daily reminder to pray!

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