As each year comes to an end I like to spend a little bit of time thinking about what the last year was for me. I must confess I don’t spend a lot of time on this, I would rather think about what is to come. Let’s face it each year brings us ups and downs. We learn things. We enjoy things. Yes we get older too. 2013 was no different for me I reached some goals that I have been working towards for years. I have my dream job work out for me. Although a fiber artist is like any other artist. In other words I won’t be retiring to Fiji anytime soon. But all in all it has been a joy to “work” everyday this year.
My second daughter graduated this past spring. This is just another reminder of my age.
2013 also brought some tough stuff. I can’t even list all the health issues we as a family dealt with. A minor surgery turned into a summer long recovery. Not to mention drama, teen and family. Like I said I could think about all that or I could look ahead at what could happen in 2014. So this is what I am choosing to do.
A few months ago I was reading my face book stream and came across a wonderful idea. Why no set one goal for each year of your life. Now some might think this a daunting task but for me it was fun to think about. In my case I would need to come up with 47.
Once I started to put goals on to paper (OK on the computer) they just kept coming. The whole process took me about 20 minutes. Now I do need to explain a bit, not all my goals are life changing, after all not everything we do in life is life changing so I don’t think everything on my list needs to be either. So there are some fun things I want to do, there are some things I want to learn, things I need change and yes there are some life changing things. When I started my list I divided them up into 4 different areas, Mind, Body, Spirit and Emotion. I didn’t number the list because they are not put into any order of importance. So without any more adieu here is my list of goals for 2014 or as I call them the List.
THE LIST 2014
Walk in the park as much as possible
Read 2 books on health
Reach my goal weight loss
Drink 64 ounces of water a day
Clean up my diet
Do something each day to relax
Sleep 7 hours a night
Walk a 5K
Ride 10 miles on a bike
Take a hike in the mountains
Attend the gym at least once a week
Read 3 non-fictions books
Read 52 fiction books
Learn a new craft – rug hooking
Get into the red pants
Update my class list
Attend a Christian concert once in 2014
Spin at least 5 minutes a day
Design Victorian shawl
Knit a gansey
Weave a shirt
Make fiber history book
Spin a new fiber
Write 3 articles
Spin up my Spunky fiber each month it comes
Become debt free in 2014
Use up 30% of my stash
List all craft books on Ravelry
List all yarn on Ravelry
List all fiber on Ravelry
Watch a fiber class online or by DVD once a month
Take an online class – something I wouldn’t normally learn about
Learn Bobbin Lace
Learn Tapestry weaving
Read through the Bible in 2014
Pray for church staff/ Volunteers once a week
Pray for family/ friends at least once a week
Be a part of a small group study 4 times in 2014
Pray for missionaries and the persecuted church
Build a saving account
Learn a new type of weaving
Watch Christian movies once a month
Start a shawl/ scarf ministry – make one a month
Start/build a care saving account
Do an act of kindness to a person each week
Journal at least once a week
Start a life blog
My plan is to update my progress on my list at this blog, yes I have already checked one off. I have started a life blog.
My plan for this blog is to show what I am doing. So there will be spinning, knitting, weaving, Bible stuff, weight loss stuff. Really there will be all kinds of stuff about me. So please come back and see what up in my world.