In 2014, I Hope To…

25 Goals for 2014

My blogging buddy Katherine decided to host a second link-up party, this time entitled “In 2014, I Hope To…”  I am back in California in the midst of unpacking from two months away, but I DO happen to have a list of 25 New Year’s Goals!  So here goes nothing!


  • Daily quiet time (read my Bible and write in my journal) 6 days a week.
  • Finish reading my Bible beginning to end for the 4th time (2nd Kings to Malachi).


  • Plan for a “Date Night” out every other week.  Schedule regular at-home date nights throughout the week.
  • Look for opportunities to help Brad with his Youth Ministry work.


  • Yell less, laugh more.
  • Begin homeschooling Naomi.
  • Potty train Oliver.
  • Read 3 books to the kids each night.

Health (Body/Mind):

  • Walk each day.
  • Read a book each day.  Read 24 books in 12 months.
  • No Coffee/Soda.
  • Go to bed at 10pm each night.


  • Remodel the bathroom (spackle, sand, paint, recover back of medicine cabinet, paint inside cabinets & drawers). 
  • Repaint the living room and kitchen cabinets.  Repaint doorways, closets, doors, and built-in shelving.
  • Plane doors.  Hang butterfly in kids room.  Install new dresser handles on Oliver’s dresser.
  • Smog test our truck and have the engine light repaired.
  • Finish repainting bus-stop.  Paint gate.


  • Choose new insurances (home, life) and write a will.
  • Pay off our last $14,000 student loan by August.
  • Make money by selling items on eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist.


  • Look for opportunities to be generous. 
  • Look for opportunities to build real-life friendships.


  • Write 1 post weekly.
  • Learn to use new iPhone and DSLR camera.
  • Experiment with: What Would Seth Godin Do? Widget, Instagram, Ligit/Blogher, Momitforward, Clevergirls, Blueprint Social.

How about you?  What are your goals for the new year? 

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2 Responses to “In 2014, I Hope To…”

  1. Yolanda says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome back to sunny California! I have a quite a few goals for 2014 but the top priority for me is my marriage. Changing it from good to great! That means- date nights (once a month), doing special things on a daily basis (love notes, special dessert, hugs, movie night, etc.) Lastly, saving money to plan an overnight trip for our anniversary.

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