12 GOALS FOR 2012
- Increase in faith and trust in the Lord through regular prayer and gospel study. Still working on this one, but I have never relied so heavily on the power of prayer so much in my life as I have in the past three months.
- Attend the temple at least twice a month. Attended twice in January, but only once in both February and March. I think I get extra credit, though, because the temples I went to in February and March were in Utah and London, respectively. Spirit points for making the temple a priority even while traveling, right?
- Survive first year of teaching. Outcome still unknown, but chances of survival are looking good. Only nine more weeks. Not that I'm counting or anything...
- Remain employed to have a second year of teaching. Already signed my contract for next year. Done and done.
- Make it out alive of the Ragnar Relay: Wasatch Back for the second year in a row. Ugh. Only thirteen more weeks until the insanity begins. Must get back on track with training.
- Train for and complete a half-marathon. See above.
- Read more books, especially non-fiction and classic literature. Have already read two excellent non-fiction books (reviews to follow) and my three English classes are keeping me busy with the classic literature.
- Keep a reading journal. A work in progress.
- Make at least one major road-trip. Sadly, this goal has been met. Not the way I wanted it to be, but I did complete a three-day cross-country road-trip in January to help Z's family move to their new home in Maryland. Glad to have made the trip, sad to have made it without him.
- Take at least one vacation to some place new. Spring Break in London was fantastic, but since I've already been there, I don't think it counts. Oh, well. Must plan another vacation!
- Be brave and adventurous. Honestly, I haven't been feeling very brave and adventurous lately. I'm hoping that changes as the year progresses.
- Don’t be afraid to take chances. Same as above. I think I just need more time.
Last year's word was LEARN.
This year's word is SERVE. Funny, I thought I was going to be the one doing the serving. But events being what they are, I have never been more grateful to be the recipient of service. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
It's gonna be a good one. I can feel it. My initial reaction to this statement I wrote at the beginning of the year is to laugh, but I can't. I know that Z will always be a part of me, and it will take time to heal and understand why he has been called home at this time, but I still have hope that this will be a good year. I still have hope that good things will come and I'll have more happy days than sad days in the coming months.