I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions as a general rule. But I do like to assess and do some goal setting. Not just at the new year, but in general. I have been thinking though and I would like to set out a few things that I’m planning on taking action on in 2018. Maybe you will relate and join me in setting out an action plan for yourself.
1. Cook more. I love to cook. But as my travel and work commitments have intensified over the past year, my eating has gotten extremely lazy. Too much ordering out and not enough homemade meals. I feel better when I cook at home and it saves money too. My action plan for this to to get back in the habit of making one or two larger meals over the weekend that can serve as lunch and dinner during the week. I might try to do this by cooking through one of the awesome cookbooks I got over the past year. Read more of my cookbook recommendations here.
2. Find a church home. Many of you know that church is extremely important to me. For a number of different reasons, I’m in a season where I am being led to find a new church home. This is basically like dating and I’m way out of practice. It feels weird to “church shop” but that’s basically what I’m doing now. I may have found a new one, but I wait to be certain.
3. Build up smartly to marathon training. This was will be pretty easy because I’ve hired a coach! I am thrilled to be working with my friend and superstar professional athlete, Becki Spellman. Becki is the real deal but I chose to work with her because I connect with her on a personal level. We’ve been friends for over a year and she never tried to sell me on her services even though it’s clear a coach would be helpful with my frequently changing travel schedule. Anyway, I’m thrilled to work with Becki and have confidence she can help me get across the sub-4 barrier.
4. Eliminate consumer debt. I have a couple of lingering credit cards that I want to have paid off by the end of the year. I have a plan for this and I’m excited to put it into action. I will be paying my law school loans for awhile, but consumer debt I can get rid of.
That’s it. Of course, that is not IT. I will be focusing on a number of different things next year but these are a few of the action items that I’ll be taking.
What about you? Any action items on your list for 2018?