I love New Years Resolutions. Did I mention that last time? November is the month to make your goals for the new year. What do I want to accomplish in 2009? I have several categories I consider goals in, personal goals (mental, physical, spiritual)plus goals with my family, friends, home and activities I am involved in. I just love to think through how I can be better in each of these areas each year. I usually break them down into 3 parts of the year, winter/spring, summer and fall.
This year is a little different. This year I have a theme. 2009 is the year of Africa. We are going to Africa in August and we have to have an intensity to this plan if it is going to happen. So my personal goals will probably have to do with Africa; reading books on Africa, growing my hair out so I can wear it in a pony tail while in Africa, eating healthy so I will feel good while in Africa, praying for the trip to Africa. I am have a job for Africa, my ministry involvement this year is for the Africa trip, I will be doing no home improvements beyond cleaning this year because of Africa, I will be donating my junk to our church for a fundraising garage sale for Africa, I will be boring my friends all year with details on this trip to Africa...you get the picture.
I have never had a theme year before so this is sort of exciting. Normally I just make something up that sounds nice and see if it plays out as something I really want to do or not. This year I have a whole theme to keep me on track with what I really want to do and what is fluff. It already has helped me say "no" to a few volunteer opportunities. When John and I start talking about financial goals for next year we have something to work around. If this works out I might have to create themes for every year.
So now I am wondering what other peoples goals are for this year. Any other theme years out there?