I am one of “those people” that likes to set goals when a new year begins. I do this mostly to challenge myself to grow and step outside my comfort zone. I love looking back and seeing if I achieved any or all of my goals, so here’s a look at how I stacked up to the goals I set in 2013.
2013 Life Goals:
1. Do things that scare me.
I went horseback riding, flew in an airplane, and competed in a triathlon.
2. Bake more.
Imagine if I linked to every single post with a picture of baked goods. Haha!! I’m most proud of baking over 1,000 cookies for my brother’s wedding in July.
3. Travel as much as possible.
I visited the Outer Banks, NC, Ohiopyle, PA, Wheeling, WV, and St. Petersburg, FL. I didn’t get a chance to travel to Savannah, GA (my dream destination), but there’s always 2014!
2013 Spiritual Goals:
1. Attend more church activities.
I went to movie night, worked at Vacation Bible School, attended the Fall Revival and Apple Fellowship, and went Christmas caroling.
2. Figure out a “prayer schedule.”
I write in my journal, read my Bible, and pray every morning. I’m so happy that I carved out a specific time each day to spend with God.
3. Speak Jimmy’s love language more.
I made sure to show Jimmy that I love him in a few different ways. I sent him cards and letters, surprised him at work, and baked special treats for him. I think I did alright since we’re engaged now ;).
2013 Fitness Goals:
1. Participate in a triathlon, half marathon, or full marathon.
I competed in a triathlon in July and ran a half marathon in March. No full marathon yet!
2. Stretch more.
I envisioned myself attending yoga classes, but this goal wasn’t a total fail because I now make time to stretch when I go to the gym!
I think I did pretty good at achieving my goals for 2013. I’m excited to share what my goals are for 2014 in the near future!
Do you set goals or make resolutions at the start of a new year?