As I said–my theme for this year is No Excuses. Here is the “To Do” list that I’ve been mulling over for the past several years. Every year has brought slight variations–but the core of it stays the same. I realize in each area I will always need to strive towards my goals, there really is no “finish line” for many of them as I will constantly be striving to be healthier, Godlier, and a better wife, mom, friend, blogger, and worker. However there are specific goals within each category that I hope to finally achieve this year! No excuses!!!

  • Get Healthy
    • Exercise and eat right consistently to lose weight (13 lbs), gain energy, get toned, & get sick less often
    • Get out of the house often and play outside so the kids can get fresh air and exercise as well
  • Get “on fire” for God
    • Strengthen spiritual walk w/ the Lord by daily prayer, Bible reading, writing devotions, & weekly Bible study
    • Be more generous and giving, look for opportunities to reach out and help others
    • Trust God for strength and wisdom needed to balance all the areas in my life
  • Get Organized
    • Create Weekly & Monthly schedules to allot times for each part of my life to keep them balanced properly
    • Follow the “fly lady” cleaning plan to keep up w/ the “deep cleaning”
    • Catch up with email and stay caught up
    • Do finances daily
    • Order and put away pictures into albums
    • Keep up with reviews & giveaways and don’t take on more than I can handle
    • Read through all the new books I was given this year
    • Read through all my magazines
  • Be creative
    • Write at least one article, review, devotion, or snippet of life daily
    • Find time for reading, scrapbooking, and other “me” things
    • Start writing my book
  •  Be an Intentional Parent who invests in her children
    • Participate in a playdate and/or story time weekly for Amber & Tyler, look into extracurricular activities for Amber
    • Preschool 2 times a week with Amber
    • Include quality time for just play and fun with both kids each day
  • Be thankful
    • Be purposely joyful each day
    • Take time to keep up with friends & family
    • Deepen friendships here and create new ones
  • Breathe Deep
    • You can do this!!!!!!