Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 GOALS!

I am a classic "resolutionist", I make a resolution and more then likely I DO NOT maintain it by the end of the year! But this year is different and while I still want to start fresh this year with new resolutions, I am dubbing them GOALS! I know this won't mean I will achieve them just because I am naming them goals verses resolutions, but life and the future feel different to me in 2012!  Usually I make a resolution because I feel I have failed the year before, that I need to change who I am and become a better person and the way to do that is through the typical resolutions... But this year is different, I feel like I am already moving forward on a great path filled with contentment and joy and my goals move along that path to better who I am, not work to change myself! With that being said I am sharing my MAJOR goals with you. I am realizing as I get older that I am a day-dreamer who constantly thinks of new projects and plans, but I'll just stick with the big ones for now!

#1 - Dig DEEP in God's word. Right now I am more hungry for God's word and truth then I have ever been. I pray that God will sustain this hunger through the year and allow me to grow in knowledge and truth! I want to be more excited to read God's word then I am to read The Hunger Games or Twilight ( and I was pretty excited about those!)

#2 - Begin the adoption processMy husband and I have a longing to grow our family through adoption. We have known it would be in our future, but believe that God is ready for us to begin the process. We are researching where to start and gaining wisdom from others who have walked this path before. Our hope is to have at least completed our home study by the end of the year and have a direction as to where God wants us to adopt from.

#3 - Change my relationship with food. This is something I have been working on for a while, but feel that with the help of the holy spirit I have made great strides in the last year and hope to make even more strides this year. I have battled an eating disorder since I was 14, and have battled weight and food issues pretty much all my life. This is a demon I do not want to pass along to my children and want to have a healthy relationship with food and my body! I know it takes baby steps and am finding joy in this journey!

#4 - Run a 1/2 marathon in Washington DC.  This is my more "fun" goal, if you call running "fun"! Lol But I really want to take advantage of our surroundings and do something I will not be able to do later in life. I have ran some 5k's, but that doesn't put a dent in a 1/2 marathon. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and living in this area is boosting my desire. I have found a ton of races that I would love to participate in and plan to do a 5k in February or March and work my way up from there. I would also love to do a race at the beach :) I know this is a goal I can accomplish, it will just be a matter of I WILL rather then I CAN'T!

So there you have it a peak into my mind and my goals for this year! Unlike any other year I am excited for these goals and what this year has in store for me, my family, and my spiritual life! I hope you are excited for the new year and it is giving you excitement for life! I would love if you would share your goals or even your "resolutions" :)

Prayers and Blessings - Dawn

1 comment:

~ Rachel said...

My sister has been on an adoption journey for a long time. If you want to see how they are doing it debt-free, you should read her blog (on my page it is ~{{Kennedy Tapestry}}~). Just a suggestion. Will be praying for you friend.