We might be more than a week into the new year at this point, but I'd like to share my goals for the year here, so that, theoretically, someone might hold me accountable.
1. Throw away or give away one thing each day.
I am talking about substantial things with this goal. A candy bar wrapper doesn't count. My busted up laptop bag that took its final flight over Christmas break DOES count because while it might still be salvageable, I have no interest in keeping around something that doesn't zip, that has lost most of its hardware, or that is showing that it is a faux leather due to wear on its edges and corners. I'm keeping a box handy to fill with items for Goodwill, and when it is full, I will take it to Goodwill.
2. Read the entire Bible this year.
A few friends and I are doing a chronological, informal bible study this year. With assigned daily readings, I don't think I can fail on this one.
3. Take a photo every day.
I'm doing something called Project Life. My friend Sara at Calico Sun is also joining me. I'm doing a scrapbook with mine, but Sara is doing some really creative stuff (like a video of her photos!). So far, my photos are sort of boring, but I know they'll get better (like this week, when I can maybe go along on some of Trevor's trip).
4. Work towards better health.
I'm not going to say that I'm going to lose x pounds or work out x times a week. I'm doing more than just that. I want to eat more healthy foods, get more exercise, and try to find a way to manage my allergies without taking three medications a day (yes, seriously, I take three medications a day, year round!).
That's it. Just a handful of simple, no stress goals designed to give me something to work towards without causing stress.