2013 Goals {Believe}


New year, new start, clean slate, fresh perspective…

I love it.

Last year I chose to focus on Finish, but it seemed to be anything except that on December 31, 2012. I did not finish the career goal I envisioned, I did not reach the financial milestone I pursued, and I did not memorize James. Book covers collected more dust and my Allume ticket went to another faithful woman. What did I do? I served a group of Christian military wives, I moved again, and I came home to be with my mom after the passing of my stepdad.

How do I list goals for a new year while still unpacking the last one?

Tsh has a great set of questions that I used over a year ago to draft long term goals. Those goals are filtered through our current circumstances then I’m left with this year’s babysteps. Goals for 2013 seemed to start pouring out of pen onto paper.

I don’t want my goals to just be a grand to do list, I want them to be vehicles to helping me become more like Christ. This has been what I’ve prayed about over the last two weeks as I’ve reminisced over 2012. Finally, today it hit me. That goal to memorize James last year? I only got about halfway through chapter 1. When I started thinking about what I truly believed God wanted me to focus on this year, all I could think of was:

“But when he asks {for wisdom}, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6

I’m asking God for wisdom for this life, I’m believing in Him. As I journey through the next twelve months, I will continue to incorporate the 3 in 30 Challenge monthly.

20 Goals for 2013



  • Increase average monthly income {specific target set}
  • Payoff two debts


  • Complete 90 day fitness challenge with friends
  • Reach goal weight {90 day challenge goal set}


  • Increase my business targets by 13%
  • Increase workload to reach financial monthly target
  • Complete 3 educational trainings {corporate events, online training, etc}

Personal Growth

  • Read 50 books
  • Blog consistently {2-3 times per week}
  • Attend Allume Attend a Blog Conference {Looking for something more technical}
  • Learn to shoot in manual mode with my new DSLR {yay!}


  • Plan our 20th Anniversary trip
  • Preserve more of our family photos in albums
  • Visit with our extended family at least once per month
  • Attend extended family reunions this summer
  • Plan four adventures for our family of four {camping, etc}
Thank you to Melanie for providing these images for MyOneWord! I’m also linking up with Crystal at MoneySavingMom.com.