10 Goals to Discover Who I Am & Where I’m Going

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My divorce shook me up in every way imaginable. I lost my sense of balance and perspective. But I am now becoming who I am meant to be. I am finally okay.

This is due in part … to my family/friends … to deepening my relationship with God … to finishing my education (received my BA and MA) … to a supportive church and work environment … to working on the pain … and … to writing down and following wishes (a.k.a. goals).

Only four more months of 2010! Plenty of time to reach more goals. Ample opportunity to discover who I am now and where my life is going.

Here’s my list of putting things put back into my life.

1. Save money for a trip to NZ in March. Read books and watch movies that are based in NZ. Study NZ travel guides and pick 2-3 new experiences.

2. Upgrade my health: Prepare for walkathon in April 2011; Take vitamins, eat meals, and sleep on a set schedule; Lose 20 pounds.

3. Spend quality time with a friend each week.

4. Learn how to use MP3 and add current music to playlist.

5. Finish afghan (knit) for my office.

6. Read the Bible twice (in different versions).

7. Write a post for this blog 3-4 times a week.

8. Declutter 5 boxes. I’d like to say I’d do more, but it’s best if I make my goals ridiculously easy to reach.

9. Go on a silent retreat to meditate on work and personal priorities.

10. Cook/bake something new with Michelle and do something crafty each month.

Some of these items might seem frivolous or not that life-changing. But these are things that will help me focus, have fun, and stretched out-of-my comfort zone.

Your Turn

  • What will go on your list for the next 18 weeks?
  • What do you hope to accomplish?
  • What activities/events will give you a fresh sense of self and a new interest in life?
  • What do you need to do to heal your physical, emotional, spiritual, and/or intellectual self?

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  • 1. reflectionsofaprodigalson  |  . at .

    Hi. I really like your post. It is important to keep yourself moving forward and by setting attainable goals for the next 18 weeks. I have no doubt you will achieve them and your life will be all the better for it.

    I blogged on a similar topic last week i.e. 10 things I am going to enjoy by year end. I now feel more appreciative of what I have in my life and am ready for the challenges of the next few months.

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    • 2. susan  |  . at .

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I read the post you mentioned. I like your idea of looking at the “why” behind the goal. I don’t typically do that and I can see how that could be a motivator. Thanks for the tip.

      Your blog is a good and helpful read. I’ll be back to read and learn more.

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  • 3. Christa Darr  |  . at .

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Bookmarking your’s so I can come back and visit!

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    • 4. susan  |  . at .

      Christa, I’ll be back at your blog too as I am thinking about Disneyland. Linking up to your Destination Disney might motivate me to get there sooner rather than later. BTW Thanks for visiting.

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  • 5. Talley Sue  |  . at .

    I had a revelation about clutter a few months ago when our Old Testament reading was Leviticus 19.

    In Leviticus 19: 9-10, Yaweh says: 9 � And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

    10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.

    Yahweh did not want his followers to be SO greedy about wresting every ounce of value from their land. He wanted them to be content with the part that was easily used. And to leave the “little bit around the edges,” and the “scrapings of the mixing bowl” for those people who don’t have anything.

    And what are “the gleanings” in my life? I wondered. The stuff I have in my house that I don’t use. Clutter.

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    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      Thanks for sharing this. Cool thought.

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