Sunday, January 3, 2010

One Little Word

I started doing this a couple of years ago. I pick one word that embodies the changes I want for myself over the year. My past words were:

2008 : breathe
2009 : focus

I had a hard time picking my word for this year. A lot of people pick adjectives, but I wanted a verb... verbs work better for me. I wanted that verb to mean: "Enjoy Life to the fullest... be present in each moment." Well, the best word I could come up with is "PARTICIPATE." So, participate is my new word for 2010!

The new year is also the time for setting personal goals... Jim is going to work toward losing a few pounds by walking during his breaks and eating less at night. Cheryl is working toward a transfer to a 4-year college by bringing her GPA up. She's making good progress by finishing last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. WAY TO GO, Cheryl! Chris is hoping to pass all his classes so he doesn't have to go to summer school. He's doing that by keeping his fingers crossed. {sigh} Yeah, that's my boy...

My goal this year is to finish a half-marathon in under 2 hours. I've been running at lunch with a couple of guys who are qualified for the Boston Marathon. They've been giving me pointers.

I also want to get our kitchen remodeled. It really is time... one of my top cabinets is propped up with a 2x4. I've also been threatening to do dishes in the bathroom because our kitchen has so little water pressure. I've put some kitchen idea books on hold at the library, so I'm storing up on ideas!

For my first time ever, I have a scrapbooking goal! I'm going to FINISH a digital book all about me! I'm going to use the alphabet as prompts and do one page every one or two weeks that way I'll be finished by the end of the year. My second scrappy goal is to start a digital book of family... starting with my dad's parents. I started a regular scrapbook about them, but decided to start over and do-it-digital so I can share it with the entire family.

If you're still with me, thanks for reading my long winded post! Good luck on your own 2010 goals!


Mary said...

Good luck with your goals! I am sure you will follow through because determined is one of your characteristics that I admire. Also, I wish Chris good luck with the finger crossing thing. Personally, I find that doesn't always work. hahaha

BethieJ said...

Good Luck with your 2010 Goals (and your dear families!)! I like your word!!! :)
Happy New Year!

Mara... said...

GOOD for you Joni!!! You have lots of great things in your future. Good luck with the running, i'm sure a sub-2hour half marathon is definitely within your reach. And when you kitchen is done, Beth and I will come over for margaritas!!