Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

At the beginning of 2011, I made a lengthy list of goals for myself.  Now that 2011 is coming to an end, let's see how I did on these goals...

Career Goals:1. Find a job that is spiritually, intellectually and emotionally fulfilling.
I love my job so much!  I can't even begin to express how much I love my job.  It has turned out better than I could have ever imagined.  I get to talk to the kids about God, Jesus and the Bible, which is spiritually fulfilling.  I get think of fun and creative ways to teach the children new concepts, which is intellectually fulfulling.  I don't leave work and emotional wreck, running to my car in tears, which is emotionally fulfilling.  So, I would say that in 2011, I found a job that is spiritually, intellectually and emotionally fulfilling.!

Educational Goals:
1. Make all A's and B's in my last two semesters at CPCC
I made A's and B's for the last semester that I attended CPCC this year.  Sadly, I did not attend my last two semesters at CPCC this year. 
2. Graduate from CPCC in December 2011
I did not graduate from CPCC this year.  Although, the only reason that I didn't is because God wrecked those plans. 
3. Make a plan for furthering my education
I am making plans to further my education.  I know what I want to get my Masters in.  I am just searching schools and programs for a Bachelors degree that I feel God is calling to me.

Financial Goals:
1. Build my savings account
I am building a savings account.  This year has had a lot of unexpected expenses, and I have been able to pay for all of them because I had money in savings.  I put 20% of my paycheck in savings each week!
2. Start paying the bills my parents are paying for me

Personal Goals:
1. Lose 30 pounds and keep it off!
eek!  I was well on trach for this goal at the beginnning of the year.  Life happened...
2. Run my first 5k
I was ready to check this one off.  I trained for a 5k, registered to run a 5k, and bought new shoes for the 5k...  The week of the 5k, I fell down my stairs and nearly fractured my ankle.  I am still not running.
3. Stop eating fast food on a regular basis
Yes!  Having a job where I do not get a lunch hour to go meander around town aimlessly and eat terrible food has forced me to stop my fast food habit. 
4. Work out at least three times a week
I was doing this as well, before my beautiful fall.  I am going to cross it off, because the only reason I did not work out in December was because of my foot.

Relational Goals:
1. Get to know my brothers better
Fail.  My middle brother went to live with my grandma after Philip passed away.  My youngest brother is having an identity crisis.  This year has been a hectic year, and I didn't make time to get to know them better.
2. Gain an understanding on my parents resistance to church
Negative.  I do not know how to go about this goal...
3. Visit my grandparents at least four timesI made it!  I went to se them four times before Philip passed away.  If I only remember one thing from this year, I want to remember the time I spent with my grandparents before Philip passed away.
4. Visit Victoria at least four times
Thrilled to report that I did this, as well.  Victoria will be leaving the country to study abroad in January.  I am grateful to have been able to spend more time with her this year than I normally do, being that she will be gone until summer!

Spiritual Goals:
1. Gain a better understanding of the Old Testament
This is a work in progress.  I have recently began listening to some of Pastor's old sermons and am learning from each of those. 
2. Learn from my New Testament class
I sure did!  I am glad that I did as well.  I would ahve hated walking away from that class without having gained anything.
3. Finish the 8 month Bible Reading Plan
4. Finish Sun Stand Still
So thankful that I read this book in 2011.  It is a book that is worth reading over and over again!  Grateful that Pastor Steven is my pastor!
5. Have a more personal relationship with God
God rocks my world daily.  We talk on a regular basis.  Yes, we talk.  I don't just talk to Him.  He talks to me, too... and I am not crazy!
6. Learn to follow God's direction without hesitation
Sometimes this has landed me in a position where I walked away looking like a fool to everyone around me, but I did what He told me to do no matter what!
7. Serve on at least three Outreach projects
Love Week 2011 was a success.  I served on three Outreach projects.  It was an amazing experience.
8. Become a better eTeam leader for Host Services
I would not be crossing this off if I did not have other people giving me promotions in my volunteer role.  I don't think that I am all that and a bag of chips.  I more than that I am merely nobody.  But, some people at Elevation seem to think there is something inside of me.  And, because of them I continue doing what I do and strive to be better at it daily.
9. Join an eGroup for the first semester of 2011
Nicki Koziarz was an amazing eGroup leader.  It was an honor to be in her eGroup and listen to her speak every week.  I learned so much about what it meant to be an eGroup leader from her. 
10. Lead an eGroup for the second semester of 2011
You got it!  This girl is leading the Rock Hill Middle School Girls eGroup!  I love it more than I would have ever imagined.

Well folks.  There ya go!  That is how I did in 2011.  I think I did alright.  No one ever accomplishes all of their goals, right?  And, it is okay to not accomplish a goal if God derails your plan!!

What are your goals for 2012?  Mine will be up tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. Terrific! kudos to you for 1)remembering last years goals 2) reaching most of them and 3) cutting yourself some slack for the few you didn't reach. Here's to you reaching your 6x6 2012!