New Year, New Goals

Hello all,

It has been awhile since I’ve posted.  Today is Thursday, December 29, 2016. I am feeling particularly inspired today, (Thank you, Holy Spirit and caffeine!) so I want to write down some goals for my life and my blog.

I retired a year ago, and when I did, I gave myself one year to just NOT. Not get involved, not commit myself, not say, “yes”. One year to sleep, read, watch mindless television, spend time with the cat, and experiment with new recipes with Mike (my honey). It has been a peaceful, delightful, self-indulgent year. Well the year is up at the end of 2016. So now what? Well…

  1. It’s time to start planning for our next Disney family trip. Our plans are tentatively to meet at Disneyland Paris in the fall of 2018. So it’s time to start saving for flights, tickets, meals, and general fabulous-ness. This particular goal means I don’t have to change the name of this blog. Yay!
  2. I want to write Monday through Friday with holidays off. Sometimes I’ll write in this blog. Sometimes I’ll write on one of my three book projects: a) Confirmation: a coming of age story that takes place the Michigan’s Copper Country, b) A WWII love story about an American soldier and an English beauty who meet in London during the war, c) A Hallmark story type of tale about something I once heard at a Women of Faith conference; “You have your most important work still ahead of you.  Because if you had already accomplished it, God would have taken you already.” Now we may never know what the work is, but God knows.  It may be as simple as one word you say to someone that impacts them in a significant way. It could be anything at all.
  3. I want to walk more.  Be it around my kitchen table or in my porch for 5 minutes at a time.  I just want to move more. I’ll even count time cleaning and picking up around the house.

That’s it for now. Oh, and my definition of failure will be “I’ve only failed if I’ve quit.” Each day, each breath is so precious.

Here’s to you, dear reader. May you find peace and enlightenment in this next year. God bless us everyone.

Donna

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