Chris and I went on a sushi/Starbucks date the other night to talk about our goals and plans for the year. I'm really sad because I took a bunch of cute pictures on my phone and somehow... they're not there. So, I'm substituting with pretty weheartit.com photos.
I told you about my New Year's resolutions last Monday. I have a few more specific goals I want to reach. I want to share them here because then they're public and I HAVE to follow through, right? So, help me out and keep me accountable to them! :)
I want to read the Bible everyday. Yes, everyday. I'm gonna need to find a great study guide for this one and I'll also be emailing a girlfriend about accountability. Feel free to check up on me with this one. In fact, that'd be awesome. I need a swift kick in the butt when it comes to this goal.
I'm going to try a new recipe each week. Yikes. This one is going to be a toughie, too. It's going to be hard because Chris will be gone and when he's gone--I eat really poorly. I also want to buy or make some cute recipe cards and organize my favorites so Chris and I can make them when he gets home. You can help me with this goal too! Send me your favorite recipes!
Also, here's a big one. I decided recently that I want to complete a triathalon this spring. And here's the kicker--I don't run, swim, or bike regularly. I surf. That's about it. So, it's going to be a HUGE challenge, but I'm excited. A little crazy, maybe, but excited.
I also have a few goals for my shop and blog.
I have a goal to make 50 sales by June 15th. On my way there with 15 sales since September! Yeah, I think you know how you can help with that one! ;)
I want to paint 14 new paintings to list in the shop before February 1. That means I'm going to have to buckle down and paint a lot. But that's okay because I haven't been painting a whole lot lately and I'm so ready to jump back in. (Psst... I already listed a painting since I made that goal, check it out here!)
And as for this blog, well, I just have to say thank you to everyone who took my survey. (You can still take it! Please do, if you haven't already! Click here.) I still have so much to learn and so many ways to grow.
The majority of you said my DIY projects are your favorite posts. I know I haven't had many DIY posts lately, but be of good cheer! Chris leaves on deployment in the near future (sad.) which means that I'll be spending a lot more time doing projects around the house.
I'm excited to change it up once again in our living room and bedroom. I'll be sharing my inspiration images with you soon as well as the projects I tackle along the way, so Inspire Me Monday will be making a comeback!
A few of you let me know that the yellow font is a bit difficult to read, so I emailed with my blog designer and changed it to a darker yellow. I hope that's easier to read for you. Ask and you shall receive.
I would like to be more intentional with responding to your comments. I hope you know that I am so thankful for every one. You can help me by making sure that your email reply is activated so I can reply to your comment and/or your blog is linked from your comment! :)
Thank you for all the great encouragement and sweet comments on my survey and on the blog lately. I feel so stinkin' blessed to be doing what I do and you guys are such a pivotal part of that!
Let me know if you have any tips/ideas for helping me complete my goals! Running tips? A great Bible study guide? Lay it on me!
What are your specific goals for the year? What about for the month?
PS. I'm giving one of my favorite paintings over on Ilene's blog, Much Love Illy today. Go enter to win and check out her sweet blog! :)