100 goals for the New Year

By , January 3, 2012 3:19 pm

I got this idea from my friend, the Lazy Homesteader.  I know, I know… another list, but I was inspired by our Christmas card post and figure this is another way to visibly keep me thankful and on task.

My 100 goals for the New Year include:

Blog-From Military to Mom

1. Finish college story by 31 January 2012 and back-up data
2. Finish El Paso story by 30 June 2012 and back-up data
3. Finish Colorado Springs story by 30 November 2012 and back-up data
4. Keep the “My Story” section of the blog current through 2013 and back-up data
5. Post a veteran interview

Self Improvement 

11. Turn to God first instead of trying to plan myself to exhaustion
12. Complete my devotional each morning
13. Run a 5K under 25 minutes
14. Finish Breaking Free devotional by 1 February 2012
15. Forgive always and judge never
16. Research options for Masters with GI Bill
17. Less cleaning of the house

Blessing Haus

21. Save up and buy him a new wedding band (he’s too fit for the one he had)
22. Run a race together
23. Ensure he gets a hunting trip
24. Pray with him daily
25. Celebrate our anniversary with a group date night
26. Take a kid-less weekend away
27. Go out on monthly date nights
28. Make his lunch for work daily

Blessing my kiddos

36. Finish Zeke’s one year scrapbook
37. Teach Bubba to ride a bike
38. Make Little Princess’ quilt
39. Teach Little Princess sign language
40. Sign up the boys for advanced swim lessons
41. Start Little Princess’ one year scrapbook
42. Attend a field trip monthly
43. Teach the boys to roller skate
44. Run in a race with the boys, maybe this one
45. Visit the Denver Children’s Museum
46. Visit the Denver Art Museum
47. Visit the Colorado Springs Zoo


51. Take a family vacation
52. Visit our friends in Kansas
53. Take a family bike ride
54. Go on a family hike
55. Go to an outdoor concert
56. Go watch a parade


61. Plant a garden
62. Plant shrubs in the back yard
63. Paint the boys’ bathroom
64. Replace the sand in the sandbox
65. Pave a sidewalk from the front to back yard
66. Decorate Little Princess’ room
67. Redecorate the downstairs bathroom
68. Fix the rocking chair
69. Paint the master bathroom cabinets
70. Tile backsplash in the kitchen
71. Download old CDs to our iTunes
72. Put all recipes in my recipe app

Childbirth Education Business

76. Research CAPPA certification options
77. Volunteer to doula one birth
78. Send birthday postcards to former students
79. Make an 8-week class outline
80. Organize a one-year class reunion
81. Research meeting place options for classes

Financial Goals

86. Research investment options
87. Plan out kiddo’s college fund
88. Continue to contribute to 3-6 month emergency fund
89. Start paying extra on home mortgage


91. Complete 42H classes
92. Research ILE options


100. Finish 100 goals!

As you can see, it’s actually pretty hard to come up with 100 goals.  Or at least it is for me.  Feel free to comment if you made any goals this year.  I would love to hear them.



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8 Responses to “100 goals for the New Year”

  1. Ben says:

    Interesting. I really like many of these on this (looooong) list. 100 goals? Well, at least you’re not “trying to plan myself to exhaustion.” :-)
    Good luck with that!

  2. Alyssa says:

    LOL… oh, Ben. I was hoping someone would point that out as I was laughing when I wrote it.

  3. Jackie G says:

    Ok, I love this post!!! Erick and I do the same thing, and many of our goals are similar! :) It makes my heart happy! :) You Rock!

  4. Alyssa says:

    Thanks, Jackie G! Love ya, lady!

  5. Laura says:

    We ought to do the Children’s Museum while we are there! I could take up several of your remaining spots if you would like to take over mapping out Tyler’s high school years for me. LOL Cannot believe I have about 6 short months before I become the teacher/mom of a high schooler.

  6. Alyssa says:

    Yes, let’s do the Children’s Museum. HS??? Yikes. I’m just glad that you are going through all of those stages first with your boys so I can pick your brain afterwards!

  7. Emily says:

    Less cleaning? Sounds GREAT–did you get rid of your dog? :)
    My resolutions are as follows: push-ups and sit-ups 5 days/week, get 4 pedicures (I’ve had a gift card for almost 2 years now so this one is legit), keep the kitchen counters clear(ish), and do more laundry. I figured I should give my self at least 1 easy/guarantee one so it’s not so deflating by March. And so far it’s working!

  8. Alyssa says:

    Ooooo… add push-ups to mine too! I have a PT test coming up in April. Thanks for the comment and can’t wait to see you and baby H!

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