"The trouble with not having a goal, is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never cross the goal line." -Thomas S. Monson, excerpt of talk given January 14, 2001 on the campus of Rick's College
A goal not written is merely a wish.
"Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." -Helen Keller
Some of my goals:
1. Read my scriptures every day. (I have done this like a champ my whole life, but since the arrival of child #2, I have been a slacker when it comes to daily reading.)
2. Keep current inventory for our food storage.
3. Save more money...spend less.
4. Look hot for swimsuit season despite having 2 children. (Dang stretched tummy skin!)
5. Learn how to do digital scrapbooking using free software.
6. Cook more. I really mean it. I know I have said I don't have a desire to cook and since Devin loves to do it, I didn't feel a need before, but I do now. See, when he's cooking, he's basically off duty for watching the kids. This leads to the following:
Devin gone at work all day.
Ruthann home tending the kids.
Devin home from work.
Ruthann wants and needs a break.
Devin has to cook.
Ruthann still has to tend the kids.
Devin prepared dinner.
Ruthann didn't get a break and is now grumpy.
So, I decided if I cook, I'll be the one off duty. Sounds like a great plan, we'll see how it goes...
I am telling everyone my goals because if I tell people, I'm more obligated to do it!