I spent yesterday reflecting on 2015. Today, I want to share my thoughts about 2016. I might be a little ambitious, but I have ten goals for this year.
Here they are…
- Train for the Disney Princess half marathon 2017
I have been saying I want to run a half marathon for a couple years now. I can only run two miles at this point, but I have a whole year to train! Also, if I sign up and pay for it there is no turning back. I might have talked my sister into doing it too!
- Read 15 books
This was a goal of mine last year and I failed miserably. I only read nine books. I listen to The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey and she says “Readers are leaders” and according to that I haven’t been much of a leader recently.
- Develop more as a servant leader.
Being a teacher, goals have to be measurable. Literally, about 7 girls in my small group are pregnant. This summer while I am off, I want to make myself available to make meals, watch new babies, and serve these moms as much as possible. I want to spend my summer serving others. I want my children to grow up in a home where we serve others.
- Introduce myself to inspirational servant leaders through reading, movies, local friendships, etc.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
If I want to be a better servant leader, I need to surround myself with servant leaders.
- Start a podcast this summer.
I have some ideas that I am REALLY excited about 🙂
- Pay off one of our cars.
Having two car payments is terrible. I want to eliminate one!
- Start saving for a house.
This is a pretty ambitious goal given that ideally we would be out of debt before we start this process. See the goal above…
- Make the next step closer towards doing foster care (making space for another child?)
Again…see the two previous goals.
- Memorize a new Bible verse every other week.
- Read a Bible story to the kids, at least every other night.
My theme for 2016 is servant leadership. 2015 was a difficult year and I used lots of different issues as excuses to not serve others. I want this year to be different. Being a servant leader will help me be a better wife, mom, and teacher.