404 New Year

2011 Brings a New Year and a New Focus

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Yeah, me neither. Well…this year I am. Kinda.  What I’m really doing is choosing some goals I would like to accomplish through the year {yes, I know that is the definition of a resolution}…through focus.  Following Mari’s lead, I have chosen a key word to focus on for the coming year: Focus.

Rather than do a regular resolutions list that will be forgotten I wanted to share with you a look at my goals and the affirmations that will lead to success.

2011 Personal Goals and Affirmations

  • Healthier Living: Affirmation – I am healthier than I have ever been and am a healthy weight.
  • Prosperity: Affirmation – I enjoy a financial life of ease and am free from worry.
  • Business Expansion: Affirmation– I have a wonderful business, in a wonderful way, and I give wonderful service for wonderful pay.
  • Family Harmony: Affirmation – I have a wonderful family that is happy, healthy, and prosperous.
  • Positive Thinking: Affirmation – I feed my body and subconscious only positive thoughts and expel negative feelings.

What are your goals for the new year?  Do you make resolutions or just forgo it?

Tomorrow I’ll share my tentative editorial calendar for the next year.

What I Learned from the Internetz:1/2/2010

image courtesy of CandyKelty.com

image courtesy of CandyKelty.com

For those of you who don’t already know the girls and I have pneumonia and I’ve been offline pretty much for two weeks. And since I didn’t do a 2009 wrap up post or Resolutions post etc I thought I would  gather some of my favorite end of the year posts, as of tonight when I put out a call for links. Here’s a look at what the Internetz have taught me this week:

Barbie Thumbelina doll sets have been known to cause major chocolate intake and too-big Tu-Tus do nothing but take up space.  The toy maven tells us some of her biggest toy-fails for 2009.

Jessica reminds us that we serve an awesome God who gives us the chance at a fresh start daily with his loving mercies.  Be sure to read this and be inspired and reminded of God’s precious mercies.

While I didn’t set a bunch of resolutions this year, I did spend some time brainstorming goals for my blog (more on that later), life, family, and church.  One of the main things we are looking to embrace this year is the value of play. Good old fashion playtime with the girls.

Thanks to Childhood101 for getting me to thinking about 5 words to define and focus on in the coming year.  For me the words are: Focus, Family, Faith, Memories, and Faith.  Each of these words represents an area of my life I want to focus and work on in 2010.

My friend Kelly reminds me that 2010 is going to rock! and to be specific about my blog goals.  Kelly has inspired me to focus on consistency and read more BOOKs :)

Another of my personal goals is to read through the Bible this year, but my girl Tara is blowing me out of the water and inspiring me with her devotion to journal her journey through the Bible in 90 days!  She’s also planning on losing 100 pounds this year (wow! You go girl! I know you can do it!) and pay off 1/2 of their debt! Awesome and totally attainable goals for the new year!

Amber welcomes 2010 with a great list of personal, spiritual, financial, and bloggy goals with us. Amber also shares a goal with me: to write/publish/sell an ebook this year…though I just have to figure out what I have to say anybody wants to read…

Ya’ll know I love me some Geek, so I had a great time checking out GeekDad’s 12 Geek New Year’s Resolutions. I love his ideas on going green “geek style” and I’ve already started with the indoctrination of our children. Seriously. Little Geeks in Training I tell ya!

And finally Amy, who is always Resourceful, shares with us her favorite Resourceful posts of 2009. My favorite is the one about the minimuffins!

I’d love to keep reading! If you have a post that you think teaches us something, feel free to share it here! You never know it might make it on next week’s Things I Learned from the Internetz…

Happy New Year!

I pray blessings, peace, prosperity, and faith for each one of you in this New Year!  May God continue to bless us in our own places.  Don’t forget to come back here tomorrow for a look at our family’s 2009 Goals!  Good Night Blogosphere.