Goal setting: 2023

It’s crazy to think that this time last year I couldn’t articulate a goal beyond, “not die of sleep deprivation while my husband is deployed.”

My son was struggling with extreme eczema, I was single parenting, packing for a PCS, and had no idea where we would land at the end of 2023.

I can safely say, I didn’t die of sleep deprivation (although I felt close to it) and I’m currently sitting on my stairs in the beautiful state of Colorado…. A dream come true. I also read more than 12 books this year but I didn’t write that down last year. Some years need taken taken day by day, or for us in 2022… season by season or move by move.

But, 2023 is a goal setting year… we are more settled, no move on the horizon, and I’ve been dreaming! Here’s some categories I made back in 2021 or goal setting “prompts” if you will!

Take one or two that stand out (or all 10 if you’re feeling inspired).

My Personal 2023 Intentions:

1. This year I want to grow in my relationship with the Lord by picking up the Word before so pick up my phone.

2. One daily investment in my health is time outside and unfollowing fitness accounts that don’t help my attitude toward my own body appearance.

3. I’m choosing to protect my time by putting away my phone when I’m in the car with my husband.

4. I’m investing in my relationship with my spouse by: two date nights a month while he’s home & intentionally kissing goodbye before he leaves for work.

5. One characteristic I want to grow in this year is patience and self control (with my emotional response to my children).

6. We will cultivate family fun this year by prioritizing experiences over things.

7. I want to read more historical fiction and books about parenting boys!

8. One financial goal I want to tackle is converting my old employee account to a traditional IRA and start contributing from my business earnings.

9. One area I want to commit to consuming less is not buying any NEW clothing for myself (only resale if needed).

10. A verse I want to meditate on every day is,

“A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭1‬ ‭CSB‬‬

I pray these help as you walk into the new year knowing that they are not meant to be kept perfectly, but to spur us on to love and good deeds.

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