Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yes, I'm Crazy . . . More Goals (January)

I discovered a recipe of what to do when I'm feeling unmotivated:

Set yet more goals for myself.

Weird, but I'm hoping it's going to work---like reverse psychology or something.

If you remember back from my new year's resolutions post, I mentioned that every month I want to set sub-goals to help myself start crossing some items off my bucket list. (Note: most of these goals won't actually allow me to immediately cross anything off the bucket list---rather, they'll allow me to get a little bit closer every month to eventually reaching those goals.) I've also determined that each month I'm going to set one goal related to becoming a better homemaker.

Therefore, without further ado, here are my bucket list goals for January:

*Sign up for a half marathon. This is to help me eventually reach my goal of running a sub-two-hour half. I'm trying to decide which half to run at this point---the Salt Lake (since I'm familiar with the course)? The Ogden (cuz I've heard it's beautiful)? If anyone has any suggestions, drop him my way!

*Take photos of at least two families/people to practice my portrait skills. One of my bucket list items is to one day start my own photography business, but I feel like I need to get more experience under my belt first. This would help. (That said, if you live in Logan and would like your picture taken, message me!)

*Read through Deuteronomy. I am determined to read the entire Old Testament at least once in my life. It's taken me a lot longer than I'd like to admit, but I'm currently at the end of Numbers, so I feel like this is doable.

*Read two books on my lists. I figured I'd better set at least one "easy" goal for myself this month, and this is about as easy as they come for me.

*Learn one new piece in my Piano Classics book. This goal 'should' be really easy, but it's been ages since I've really sat down and learned a piece, which is a shame considering how much I used to play the piano...

*For my "homemaking" goal for January, I've decided to try and lower our monthly bills if I can. I've been meaning to call Verizon and Century Link for AGES to try and lower our monthly costs, but it's a sign that I truly hate talking on the phone that it's taken me so long. I'm determined to keep some more money in our bank account next month!

Hello, January!)


  1. I also have a goal to read through the entire old testament at least once. It's hard because other studies usually come before this so I start and stop a lot. One thing I've liked a lot is to use the religion study guide to read along with it and it helps make things a lot more meaningful. Good luck with your goals.

  2. Bryce Canyon Half is BEAUTIFUL! With that said, it's the only half I'm familiar with. So take that for what it's worth haha! Aaaand, you can take pictures of my family ANY time you want! Thanks so much for the pics for Christmas. That was the best gift ever. These are great goals.

  3. I spent sometime last year reviewing all of our bills and cutting corners. I saved nearly 40 bucks on our verizon bill by cutting the amount of minutes we were allotted each month. Our internet company gave us a better deal because there were having a special too. I love that you added to your list of goals for the year to motivate yourself, I need to do the same. Maybe I will refocus myself. I feel like I haven't accomplished anything this year!


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