Daily Archives: January 13, 2011

Looking ahead

What am I looking forward to this year?

This is today’s topic for the postAday challenge.  Well, there are a few things that I know are going to happen and then there are things that I would like to happen.  This Saturday, I am actually going to a 2011 goal-setting tea with some women from my church. I am looking forward to that, so that I can set up some great goals for the year, and have the support of some friends, where we will check in on each other every couple of months to see how we are doing on achieving those goals.  I’m still working on my list but here are a few that I have come up with so far:

*to attend the Financial Peace University class offered at my church, taught originally by Dave Ramsey, to help me learn how to better control and save my money and get out of debt.

*to blog at least 2-3 times per week, as a way to work on my writing skills, express my thoughts, share some photos or recipes, and meet people.  Also to learn and grow from other blogs from my Blog Buddies. Make sure to check out their blogs. You can find them listed on the right side of my page.

*to go on a vacation- I can’t remember the last time I went on a REAL vacation.  I have traveled, but it has been either on a missions trips, or to go to a funeral or for some other purpose.  I just want to have some time to relax and get away and experience a new place.

*to take some kind of class or workshop, such as a photography class, to learn a new skill.

*purchase a car – my current lease is up in 3 months.

*to start up a ministry/outreach at my church – I’m currently looking at one for homeless in my community with a friend of mine.

*to go to an NFL game next season – I am planning on going to the NY Giants at SF 49ers game; just waiting until spring when the schedule for next season comes out.  I love sports, especially hockey and football.  I go to plenty of NHL and MLB games, and have been to an NBA game, but have not yet been to an NFL.

Being a single gal, I would like to find “that guy” this year.  I’ve done the single thing for awhile now, and am really wanting to settle down and get married and start a family.  I would also like to live in my own apartment, but with the budget crisis and cuts with our hours at work, I’m pretty sure that is not possible this year, unless I get a promotion/raise or a new job.

What are you looking forward to this year?