Friday, January 13, 2012

Goals, Plans and Wishes

Isn't this beautiful? It is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii! Why you may ask do I show you?I show you because it combines a goal, a plan and a wish.

Here in the south there is a church on every corner and most have a sign out front that has a quote on it.One I saw just last night said : A goal without a plan is just a wish.This really struck home with me and made me stop and think about what my goals are and how do I plan to reach them.

One of my goals I have set for myself this year is to Move More and Eat Less to become more healthy and fit. It is not necessarily a diet but a lifestyle change which I know will take years not days or weeks. I want to change my unhealthy lifestyle to a healthier one because I want to feel better and not be so tired all the time. I want to Explore (my word for the year)  a more healthier way of life.

In that context one of my goals that I have set for myself is to do 2 5 K's, 2 10 K's and beginning training for a half marathon by 2013. I want to be able by my 50th birthday in 2014 To be able to hike this trail in the picture above without getting out of breath with my niece and nephew.It will include a goal(to be healthier and fit), a wish( to see this place  and experience it actively ) and  a plan ( listed above). It also contains one of my passions which is travel.

I feel like that over the past couple years but especially the last year that I have been existing not really living but just going through the motions and I want to live again to explore the joys of life. I want to find my simple joys in life that make me feel alive and happy which are travel, family, nature and books. I also want to explore my faith and grow deeper in it.

I also want to say thanks to all who prayed for me and my hubby. I passed my test which was such a relief as if I had not passed it I would have lost my job and hubby is in final stages of hiring process so please keep him in your prayers.I know that when I saw that I had passed this test it felt as though a weight was lifted off me because I knew that we would still be able to pay our bills and keep our health insurance.

I am continuing with my 1000 gifts:

37. For prayers that really work.
38.For the joy of catching snowflakes on my tongue
39. For the  beauty of a cardinal in the snow
40. the winter sky full of a multitude of stars
41. for the laughs I get from The Big Bang Theory
42. the joy of public libraries and getting lost in them
43. for the pruning of god on my soul
44. for a roof over my head
45. for a warm coat and gloves
47. for  a good night's rest.

Hope You Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown


Angela said...

Thanks for comment on MY blog
- now I am following YOU!
New Year Blessings x

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Your goals do sound like good ones.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting me at Thinking About Home and for sharing your kind words!

Enjoyed reading some of your 1000 gifts here today! I share some of those loves...

Cloudia said...

cool post!

So, you climbed the stairway to heaven. hope you enjoyed Honolulu hospitality while here. God Bless
Aloha from Waikiki
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Anneliese said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing the quote and what you plan to do is admirable and I wish you all the best! I am also reading one Thousand Gifts and inspired by it.
May the Lord help you succeed and give you the desires of your heart.

Janet, said...

You have some good goals for 2012. Some of the same goals as I have. Though, I do not think I will ever run any 5Ks or 10Ks anytime soon. You also have listed some wonderful gifts. Have a nice day!

Jeanie said...

That move more-eat less thing is on mine, too. And I love the idea about posting the photo of Hawaii. I'm so behind on blog visiting, but happy, happy new year!

Holli said...

Great post Yolanda!! Congrats on passing your test.... :)

Connie said...

I don't know how i missed so much! My word this year is Exploration! Hope all is well in your corner of the world!