It’s that time of year, again; time for me to set my semester goals. I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to set goals for each “season:” fall semester, winter break, spring semester and summer.
I decided this semester to make goals in five main areas of my life (God, People, Finances, Work/School, and Health), which are outlined in the book I read around this time last year called Chazown.
Without further ado, here are my Spring 2011 goals!
• Listen to my Daily Audio Bible podcast five mornings a week.
• Read at least one chapter of the Bible per day, which works out to finishing the New Testament this semester.
• Continue Saturday sabbath. (Work out, read, play guitar, spend time with God, write letters, Skype/call people.)
• Put all my memory verses on cards. Start memorizing them.
• Pray for at least one person every day.
• Skype/call one person a week.
• Write two letters/encouraging notes a week.
• Spend Friday afternoons when I don’t have journalism tours meeting with people to talk about how life/God is going.
• “Neighby dinner” once a week. (Neighbies = my apartment neighbors Sam and Breezy)
• Regularly spend time with non-MTCGers. (People not in my Mark Twain Canvas Group)
• Keep better track of where my money goes (laundry, eating out, entertainment, groceries, gas, etc.). Budget once I understand my spending. (Thanks to Breezy for introducing me to mint.com, which will help me immensely in accomplishing this!)
• Pay off interest on my student loan.
• Tithe 10%
• Save 40%
• Be chosen as a member of the Mizzou 39.
• Interview for at least two graduate schools.
• Get into Texas A&M.
• Find somewhere to live in the fall.
• Complete my online portfolio.
• Always go to class.
• Participate in discussions (do reading, at least have some sort of input).
(The last two goals are what kept me from “Get all A’s” last semester. Learning from my mistakes!)
• Work out three times a week.
• Cook once a week.
• Computer off by 12, be in bed by 12:30, lights off by 1.
Bring it on, last semester at Mizzou!