It’s crazy. I can’t believe it’s December already. The older I get, the faster time seems to fly. As the new year is soon upon us, I’m sharing 7 personal goals for the upcoming year. Why seven? Just sounds more spiritual…
What are some of your goals/resolutions?
Last week, we managed to get some of the lurkers and quiet blog readers off the stands and onto the field. So, let’s do it again!
In addition to “regulars” sharing their answers, I am especially inviting the lurkers and quiet blog readers to chime in. This is your chance to join in and become one of the cool people.
Here are my 7 personal goals for the upcoming year – all in hopes of honoring Christ through my life, family, and gifts:
1. Minhee. Weekly date night with my wife, Minhee. I don’t care how busy I get with church, cafe, and NGO and I don’t care how busy she gets with her studies, we go on a weekly date night. Rico suave. Evening walks count and for those on tight budgets like us: 70% off at Restaurant.Com.
2. Kids. More time with my children. The kids are 10, 8, and 5.5 and they’re not slowing down. My oldest will be in middle school next Fall. Holy Moly. I want to enjoy them, love them, raise them, nurture them, and enjoy them. Enjoy them. Enjoy them.
3. Books. I’m going to read 24 books this upcoming year. Two books each month.
4. Weight. I’m losing 14 pounds. I’m at 159 now and I’m going to get down to 145. 10 years ago, I got this gym membership at some small gym that got bought out by 24 Hour Fitness. By some legal merger rules, 24 Hour Fitness had to honor my terms and conditions. I have full access to everything 24 – everywhere – for only $8andchange and I need to use it. 145. 145. 145. And lots of basketball this year. I’m coming out of retirement.
5. Book Proposal. I feel humbled that publishers have expressed interest in my thoughts and words. I feel pregnant. I think I can give birth to something substantive.
6. Poverty Org. This is my “biggest goal” for the upcoming year. It’ll take the most work, energy, and perseverance but fly or fail, something will happen. Hoping that we’ll compel at least 5,000 people join our organization and a minimum of $1 million dollars raised and much of it distributed by the end of 2o09.
7. Hobby. I’m going to pick up a hobby this year and start learning photography. Leo Chen [an amazing professional photographer] has been gracious enough to let me borrow his incredible Canon G9 [the best point and shoot camera], and I’m going to pump out some great pics. [The one above is one I took of our family at Sculpture Park, Seattle].
This time…next year, I’ll have to check in with this entry to see how we did with our goals.