It’s Lisa Hendey’s fault.

I was all set to just take the high road on resolutions (or not, as the case may be) or maybe just discern a word like I did a few years ago (I’m still on the same word, mind you…)

But then Lisa had to write a post that not only caught my eye but that resonated with me.


“Hey,” piped up that perky little cheerleader voice who resides down the neuron highway from the crusty old lady in my head, “we can do that. That’s not making resolutions, that’s making goals.”

So here I am, playing along with the cheerleader instead of the old lady. (And revealing more about myself in a few sentences that I probably should…)

I came up with 7 goals (as opposed to Lisa’s 14). But I think they’re do-able. And this is an assessment I’ve long needed. (I think that means I owe Hendey a word of thanks.)

  1. Begin a workout program. {January: research, make a plan. February: think about it. By March: get moving!}
  2. Have at least one family game night a month.
  3. Carve out margin within each day and each week for personal renewal. {This will require saying No. And praying about said two-letter word.}
  4. Plan at least one date night a month.
  5. Make at least one phone call a day to a person I will chat with (not business). Talk and listen and don’t have a screen in front of me while I do it. {Small children are likely to interrupt and participate.}
  6. Try out that Bullet Journal thing. {January: try it out. February: get it working.}
  7. Spend face-time with my prayer group at least twice a month. {I’m likely to feel too busy when I go. And I’m likely to thank God for them after we’re done.}

Maybe I’ll even get back to my monthly resolution routine (that’s dusting off an old habit, lemme tell ya!) and keep myself accountable here.

And then again…maybe not. 🙂