2012 Goals

New year. New grace. New gratitude. New goals.

Bring it on!

Adventure and travel:

  • Hike Knobstone. Memorial Day weekend.
  • Roll my kayak. Kyle has already been conscripted to teach me. Just have to get the boat to Northern MI, or talk him and Darcy into coming to visit.
  • Camp/backpack at least 4 separate weekends. Even short trips to close by destinations make for a wonderful reprieve from reality.
  • Travel to North Dakota.
  • Jump off a cliff.


  • Triathlon. For real. I have my eye on a couple in late spring/early summer.
  • Food. Continue to eat, grow and preserve lots and lots of real food.


  • Practice generosity.
  • Build and stick to a reasonable budget.
  • Take more pictures of the people I love.
  • Secure gainful employment for the fall.

I hope that 2012 will be a year full of adventure, happiness, restoration and celebration!

I wanna know: What are you hoping for this year?

2011 goals

I’m big on goals. I firmly believe that if you don’t set goals for yourself, you won’t accomplish what you want in life. Without goals, you won’t grow or change. And then you’ll be bored. And that possibility scares me.

So, for the past few years, I’ve made goals for the coming year. Here they are for 2011!


  • whittle away at my 101 in 1001 list using real, quality food
  • finish a triathlon


  • save $x and start funding a Roth IRA
  • gratitude: write it, express it, share it
  • memorize Beethoven sonata and Bach prelude/fugue

Adventure and travel:

  • skydive!
  • backpacking trip somewhere new (Knobstone Trail?)
  • learn how to roll my kayak

Bring on 2011!