My 2014 list

I love New Years. I love it because it is all about fresh, new starts. New chances, new opportunities, new experiences—and all the potential tucked into 365 days of another year.

At the beginning of the year, I like making a few resolutions. I am painfully aware of how easy it is to make resolutions and how un-easy it is to follow through for an entire year. I know how good intentions don’t necessarily equal a flawless performance of all the resolutions all the time.

But I think everyone needs a few goals to reach for every year. It gives a person something to aim for, something to motivate them to keep reaching high. 

So with the new year just a few days old, I came up with a list—my 2014 list of 14 things I’d like to do this year.  It’s a little random and maybe a little less lofty than some I’ve written.  Who knows what 12 months of living is going to do to the goals I think sound good now, but here’s to trying.

My 2014 List

  1. Listen to the Bible through at least twice.
  2. Read at least 12  books and review them.
  3. Read to Charlotte from the Bible every day.
  4. Make a Soufflé.
  5. Grow my business and reach my goal of xhrs/week
  6. Plant a spring garden.
  7. Eat more raw foods.
  8. Blog at least once a week.
  9. Start intentionally counting blessings again.
  10. Go camping again.
  11. Write one real letter a month.
  12. Sell our truck.
  13. Take a trip for our Fifth Anniversary.
  14. Try to find a perfect cinnamon roll recipe.

What’s on your list?



  1. says

    I like your list of goals for 2014, how they encompass all parts of your life and the people in it.

    I agree with your John Newton quote. We’re never as far along the path as we’d like to be, but as C.S. Lewis said, “Come further up, come further in!”

  2. Samantha R says

    Love your list!
    I try to make “goals” for the year even if they are smallish ones.
    I’m trying to read 12 books this year, read through the Bible at least once, write more handwritten letters, run at least 3 times a week (and walk on the days that I don’t run), grow my business and there’s more that I haven’t written down yet ;)

    I hope you are able to do all the things you want to do! Best wishes on all your endeavors!

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