Goals Update

March 22, 2010

On Saturday I got the urge to spend some serious time being productive and working on, among other things, my 101 goals. Don’t you love it when you get in those moods? Unfortunately I had to work all weekend, and then the weather turned nasty which greatly changed my desires. I ended up spending Saturday night curled on the couch reading and watching basketball with David.

Since I couldn’t actually be productive, I decided to plan my productivity instead. But first, I wanted to update you on a few of the goals I’ve checked off since the last time we talked about this.

#25: Back up all of my computer files.

This is the external hard drive that I bought a ways back. Before I got a chance to use it, my computer crashed. I was able to salvage most of my files, but they ended up saved on the external hard drive all in a jumble and unnamed. I finally found the time to go through those files, save the ones I want to keep, and back up my computer for real. Now what I do is back it up at the end of every month and once I do so I set myself a reminder on my phone to do it again the next month. That way I’ll (hopefully) be able to keep up with it! By the way, this gives me SO much peace of mind, and if you don’t already back up your computer monthly, I highly encourage you to do so.

#44: See another live musical.

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my youngest brother works stage crew at the Alley Theatre downtown, which is one of the most prestigious theatres in Houston. (Sidenote: did you know that Houston has one of the best theatre districts in the country?) Anyway, his job offers some perks, namely that he gets a few free tickets to every show. Since he knows how much I love plays I pretty much get to see every one. Not too long ago the musical Wonderland made its world premiere at the Alley, and I got to be there. I thought it was fun, and the music was poppy and catchy–definitely something I can see myself singing to in the car. My only criticism is that it was 2 1/2 hours long. I’m pretty sure it’ll be edited before it goes to Broadway though!

#90: Have a custom stamp made.

My lovely friend Julie, who I really wish had a blog, designed this stamp for me when she saw I wanted one so much. It made me happy in a time of sadness, and now I’m inspired to write many cards just to use it. :)

#95: Be a regular at a women’s Bible study.

My church held a women’s study that ended last month, and I was happy to be a regular attender. I couldn’t go every week due to work, but I’m pretty sure I went to the majority of meetings. I love the ladies at my church so much, even if I am the youngest one there by decades!

#96: Complete a Beth Moore Bible study with homework.

Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and writer from Houston, and I am blessed that I actually get to see her live frequently. She hosts a couple weekly women’s Bible studies a year, and although I can’t always commit to them I can say that they are always worth it. To complete this goal I bought one of her study books, The Beloved Disciple, and borrowed the CD’s with her messages from a friend.

Now, these are the goals I’m hoping to complete in the near future…

#1: Shop at a Farmer’s Market. There is one every Saturday nearby, and I’m going this weekend!

#12: Buy ankle weights and start wearing them at work twice a week. Going to get them today, start wearing them tomorrow.

#24: Implement a system for David and I to save our change.

There are many more that are in progress, but they will take a bit more planning and time to complete. I’ve been at this for almost a year now, and I have 39 goals completed. Just under two years to go…I can do this!

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Comments on Goals Update

  1. 1

    From Kyla Roma:

    Oh wow! This is big progress!

    And I love your stamp, does your friend do this for people? I’m in the market…. =)

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    From Sarah S:

    I’ve also been in the market for a custom stamp. Your new stamp looks great, so I’d love to know if your friend is in the market to make more.

    Good luck with your next goals!

  3. 3

    From LiLu:


    I want my own stamp! Love it :-)

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    From Stephany:

    Oh, I love how you mentioned you’re decades older than people in your Bible study! The only ones I’ve really liked are the ones where I’m the youngest by at least a decade and in a completely different stage of life! It’s really odd but I still love it. I just need to find a Bible study.

    And lovvve Beth Moore. She’s one of my favorites and I WISH I could see her live. She’s such a great speaker.

  5. 5

    From Tabaitha:

    Love the new stamp!

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    From Emily jane:

    Great progress! I love your stamp, and the musical sounded so wonderful. I love live theatre – next time I go to a bigger city, I’m definitely taking in a show :)

    I’d really like to join a women’s Bible Study sometime – I’m still on my journey to find a church that fits right with me (I’ve been to David’s, which is lovely, but I still don’t feel 100% ‘at home’ in a Catholic church), but it’s definitely on my goals list :)

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    From Hannah Katy:

    Good to hear that you are making so much progress. Very exciting and inspiring. I always love reading what you have to say. And I am excited to say that I am finally getting around to updating my blogroll and getting you on it! You will be listed later today.

    Keep me posted on the future goals.


    Hannah Katy

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    From Laura:

    I love your stamp! Also, I saw this recently and it reminded me of your goal about ankle weights. I hope you’re not having this problem when you stop wearing them for the day!


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    From kapachino:

    Ha, it DOES kind of feel like that when you take the weights off! I had to quit wearing them though; they were rubbing my ankles raw. Then I saw a warning on them that says, “Not intended for walking or running.” Oh well, I tried!

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