Welcoming 2010

I can’t explain why I’m excited about the New Year because I’m usually a little sad and melancholy to see the old year go. But. I’ll take it! I think this year’s going to hold good things for us. Of course, I’m just guessing, but either way we’re headed into 2010 so I might as well go with a good attitude – right?

Typically I tend to over-plan and set too many, too lofty, goals. Not just on New Year’s but in general and on New Year’s too. I could probably cut and paste last year’s list and just keep working on that one, because I’m not really sure if I completed any of them.

This year I thought I’d do something a bit different. Instead of making a list of things I want to change or work on (because I do that all the time anyway, and I’m already working on a weight loss challenge and getting my home back in order,) I thought I’d make a list of specific things I want to do in 2010. Kind of the same thing, but not. A “bucket list” for the year if you will.

In 2010 I’d like to:

  1. Write, complete and sell an e-book. (Part of my blogging goals for 2010 anyway…)
  2. Grow and harvest and not kill at least one tomato plant.
  3. Learn how to can something. Anything I can do on the stovetop. Strawberry jam perhaps?
  4. Lose 55 lbs – and keep it off for the rest of the year. Awfully close to a goal – but goes with the exercise challenge.
  5. Move out of this really old rental house. Most likely going to happen this spring.
  6. After we move, paint my kitchen in a coffee theme again — and this time finish it!!
  7. Replace one of our vehicles with a “new” used car so we have two reliable vehicles again.
  8. Meet up with Heather@Sprittibee again – that was fun!
  9. Finish a non-fiction book. Any non-fiction book. Just to prove it can be done. By me, I mean.
  10. Read the bible in 90 Days, just not starting in January. And it doesn’t count for number nine!

Also in 2010, our little Princess will turn 10, which doesn’t seem like it would be a “big deal” kind of number but if FEELS like one! Maybe because it’s the first double digits? Drama Queen will turn 7 and Little Prince will turned 5 but since he only just turned 4 that feels soooo far away. Then again, last year, 4 year old felt far away too – and look where we are! We’ll be sitting here making resolutions for 2011 before we know it.

I pray 2010 brings many blessings, new discoveries and accomplishments for you and your family. God Bless!

This post has been happily submitted to 5 Minutes for Mom’s 2010 Resolutions/Goals/Intentions Link Up.

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Dawn
Dawn
January 1, 2010 12:42 pm

I would love to publish an ebook too! I’ve come close, thought about it, brainstormed it. Maybe I’ll pursue that as well. I love your list, maybe it’s not a to-do list but at least you have some focus for the upcoming year. I’m still thinking about it. 🙂 Some of your list is nearly identical to my list. I look forward to virtually hanging out with you more this year! God bless Amber!
.-= Dawn´s last blog ..My Top 9 from 2009 =-.

Amber
Amber
January 2, 2010 3:26 pm
Reply to  Dawn

You should!

I’m going to put a link to it in my sidebar, so that hopefully I can remember to check back and work on them and mark them off when I get them done. That’s the plan anyway. =P

Laura
Laura
January 1, 2010 9:25 pm

Happy New Year! Great goals! Good luck with them.
.-= Laura´s last blog ..Blogging goals for 2010 =-.

Amanda @ High Impact Mom
Amanda @ High Impact Mom
January 2, 2010 9:04 pm

I want to read the Bible all the way through this year (though not in 90 days) and write an ebook this year too! I’m seeing many of the same goals I have set for myself!
.-= Amanda @ High Impact Mom´s last blog ..Merry Christmas. Reflections from the Tree. =-.

Amber
Amber
January 2, 2010 10:59 pm

I know, the thought of reading it in 90 days is pretty intimidating. But I have a one year bible which I’ve started twice and never really completed. SO. Maybe if I do it in 90 days I can stick to it long enough to actually finish it?? It’s worth a try anyway! 😉

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