Friday, January 2, 2009

A Greener Better Life for 2009

Happy New Year! We are fully entrenched now in 2009, and many of us are reflecting on 2008. Our 2008 was full of "new" things. We planted our first garden, started a new business, and changed our routines to make them green. Looking back at my handwritten goals for 2008, I am happy to report we accomplished most of what we set out to do.
photo by Fred_711
This year, my husband and I are sitting down together to write out our personal and family goals. I prefer the word goal to resolution, because it keeps me focused on the process it takes to get to my goal. I'd love to hear from you: Do you make resolutions, or goals in the New Year? Care to share any? Here are some of mine for this year:

  • Continue with the green/healthy habits started in 2008

  • Establish morning routine

  • Read 1 book a month

  • Eat more raw, local foods, less processed and take out

  • Finish our Debt Snowball

  • Go to our town hall meetings, start to share my voice in my community

  • Expand the garden, plant more from seed

  • Be a better friend

  • Continue to simplify

  • Continue to grow

Thanks for all the love and comments you guys send my way! Here's to many more!


Seed Sower Deb said...

Hey Mama GG,

Here are my goals that I posted on my Daily Strength site a couple of days ago

1. Read the Bible daily.
2. Fish or cut bait.
3. Practice being Charley Tuna (keep mouth closed so not to get hooked by bait).
4. Schedule necessary appointment(s).
5. Keep my dignity.
6. Contact my brother and sister.
7. Express what is in me in

I would like to add one... come visit Mama Goes Green!!!!

It sounds as if you are starting a fine Two 0 Nine.

Love and blessings. deb

(aka seedsowerdeb:

Lisa Sharp said...

Sounds like great goals!

Kacey R. said...

Love your goals! I'm not a big "resolution" person either. I just like to take the time to re-focus on things and really concentrate on what is imporant. Teachng my little citizens, getting a little more green day by day and just living a happy life!

I see you're a Dave Ramsey fan...we're debt free except the house and it is an exceptional feeling! Keep rocking that snowball out - its worth it!

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janetfaye said...

You have a great list of goals.

Brooke said...

Teach my kids to work in the community.