So, much like my Wrap-up of 2012, this is my annual post introduction into the next year.
For whatever reason I never do these posts the same.. or even similar. So, if you would like to check out previous year’s looking forwards, here are the years:
For 2013, I have no real idea what to expect from this year, although I do know a few things I have planned…
I have my 10 year high school reunion. Whoa.
I graduate with a double masters degree in May! Two classes to go, and I simply could not be more excited!.. Then I have to decide if I want to pursue an M. Div… Oye!
I get to travel to East Asia in February, as well as India in the fall. I. Am. Stoked. — Seriously I get paid to travel!?
My baby brother — who is not so baby and huge is getting married to the most amazing and wonderful woman that is not only a perfect partner for him, but she fits into the family like the missing link we never knew we were in need of.
My older brother is going to have a 4th little one. I am SO excited about another niece or nephew!… Even if the child is due in June.
My bff and her husband are having their first baby! My little cousin and her husband are having their first baby!! A couple other friends are having babies as well!… I am so excited about all the babies!
My beautiful baby sister turns sweet 16. Seriously, when did that happen?!
Because of my job, which I love, even if it is stressful sometimes and is pushing me more than I expected will provide lots of first experiences. I am stoked about what God is doing in my church. I am praying and expecting God to not only provide, but to supply more than enough of Himself to make it through. I am confident that He will change the hearts of those that need changing, and I know without any doubts that He will blow us away when we look back next December at all the things He has done. I am humbled and amazed at how He is choosing to use me, and I have a laundry list of prayers that compliment those feelings.
My little baby puppy will become a full grown beast haha
I fully expect to add at least 4-5 more 3×5 cards to my bathroom mirror!.. Which means I expect God to also do amazing things and answer my crazy prayers.
My 2013 Goals:
(In no particular order)
- I want to continue to try and post 3-4 times a week. — I also want to continue to use this platform to reach and encourage others.
- I want to put a substantial down payment on my 90k student loans in the fall when I have to start paying them back… My goal is 12k.
- I want to continue to live off of 74% of my income. — (Tithing 10%, saving 9%, gifting 7%)
- I want to cross 5 things off of my Before I Die list, and add 5 new things to the list.
- I want to get back to a regular workout schedule… which means healing my hip completely.
- I want to read through the Bible.. I’ve gotten half way through one year, and while I’ve read the whole Bible in random chunks, I’d like to read through the whole thing!
- I want to experience God this year unlike I have in any other time in my life. — I have every expectation that I will be shocked at all the things God has done and revealed to me a year from today.
- I want to read 40 books this year (not counting school books or the Bible).
- Like last year, I want to pray my way through this year.
- I want to learn and understand love, compassion, and grace this year unlike any year before.