We're unhooking our computer tonight, but I am getting ready for New Years and wanted to do one last post on Resolutions before I sign off for a month. :) Do any of you make lists for dreams or goals you have? When Chad and I got married, we sat down together and made a list of everything we wanted to accomplish together. It's amazing how much a list can keep you on track for what you want and it can truly help you reach your goals so much faster due to keeping you focused. We take our list out occasionally and add goals or dreams, and we also check off the things we've accomplished already in the 4.5 years we've been married. So...since 2007 is right around the corner, I thought I'd start us off on our New Year Resolutions...I thought it'd also be fun to do a re-cap of the goals and dreams we've reached since we made our list. Let me say first though that these are our families goals - they may be FAR different from yours, and that's fine. We all have to try to achieve what we think is best for our own families.
Dreams and Goals achieved since 2002:
1.) We've grown closer to God by reading the Bible more, praying more and we've gone through many trials this past year that have forced us to not be stagnant in our walk.
2.) We've become young parents - Shep was born in 2004 and Rauly in 2005
3.) We're moving to the Fleming Island housing and school area in Jacksonville,FL
4.) I stay at home with our children while Chad is the sole financial provider
5.) We've surrounded ourselves with friends who build us up and encourage us to grow spiritually
6.) I've lost my baby weight and Chad is on his way to losing all of his f-ball weight
2007 New Year Resolution:
1.) Create a successful business on the side while Chad teaches so that he can eventually quit teaching and run our business full-time.
2.) Chad has a goal of losing 30 more pounds next year and I would like to gain muscle tone back
3.) Continue to pay down our debt (HU loans and pay down mortgage)
4.) Pray over Shep and Rauly every night while they're asleep...specifically for their protection as well as their future.
Life long goals and dreams:
1.) Be completely debt free (including mortgage)
2.) Be good examples to our children in all aspects (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial)
3.) Raise children who are strong in their walk with the Lord and who in turn will continue a legacy of faith throughout generations to come.
4.) Have time and financial freedom by being successful business owners.
5.) Travel to Europe, Hawaii and every state in the US - go on 1 cruise and travel to Atlantis. Go skiing in CO!!! (Yeah I know, we'd better start travelling now - but we have to meet our debt free goal first and so it may be a while!)
*Well, that's all I got so far - I know it's a lot, but trust me, over the year we'll cross out a few more goals that have been met and we'll add a few more to the list. It's SO fun and I'd encourage everyone to do this. Whether you're married or single, old or young, a list will help you achieve your goals!! Here's wishing everyone Health, Wealth and Prosperity and a Happy New Year!!