One Word, Lots of Plans

Dear Reader-

I am so excited about this new year.

Year 2 Change gives me the confidence to know that nothing I want to change is too tough to tackle when I put my mind to it.

Which is a GOODe thing… since I have all kinds of big plans for this year.

To set the tone for this year, I have taken a cue from the internets and decided to choose a word this year: Focused.

Year 2 Change has been focus in action.

It is time for me to put my professional planning and facilitation skills into action in my personal life.

I am a big thinker. So much to do. So many ideas. But just like I help clients focus down conversations and projects to make their ideas a reality, I need to do that for myself… daily.

I chose focused because I want to be fully present where I am.

Social media is so amazingly powerful, but it can also be extremely distracting if I don’t keep it in check.

Being focused will help me be deliberate, intentional and balanced– ideally being more strategic and effective with this limited resource we call time ;).

So what do I want to focus on?

Losing Weight

Our Year 2 Change goal of losing the weight for GOODe is still a top priority in this house.


Planning out my days is the biggest new-ish change I want to make. When I spend time each day intentionally planning out my day, I am oh-so more productive. I simply can’t imagine the productivity of an entire year if I truly focus on being deliberate everyday in my work, blog and personal life.


Spiritually I am tackling two challenges.

First, I am taking my church’s challenge to read the New Testament together in a year. If I haven’t shared before ;) My church rocks. However, I have attempted the whole bible in a year programs many, many times and fail right around the book of Numbers. So, I am very excited to do a challenge that focuses only on the New Testament this year. My small group is taking the challenge together- accountability, check! And the awesome thing is that my (uber-awesome-wonderful) church launched a free app to help keep me… wait for it… focused ;)

Secondly, I am joining some awesome friends of mine in 2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team. I haven’t memorized scripture since I was a child. And, frankly, all of the great bible apps have made me a little lazy in this area, so I am very much looking forward to getting my Word on ;)


In the exercise department, I have decided to tackle 10K steps a day. I have been working up to this goal for months and I am ready to tackle it.


Personal wise, I want to be more focused with my time with Mike and Addie. Regular date nights and Mommy-Daughter dates are going to be priorities in 2013.

Whew… that sounds like a lot! But, you should have seen the original list I trimmed down to this! Do you have a word or plans for the new year? Do tell!

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  • http://twitter.com/basilmomma Heather Tallman

    This is a great list! I need to come up with a word. It will help me focus as well. Hmmm….

  • Lana Wallpe

    I need a word that implies management and control and patience….time to dig out the ol’ thesaurus! I’m in though.

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