**Disclaimer: Don't let the title fool you - this is not about sports**
Everyone's doing it, and so I will too. Sometimes I wonder if everyone jumped off a bridge if I would. Although, I think I probably wouldn't, not because of the "everyone's doing it" factor, but because of the fear factor. I was at a bridge one time and all my friends were jumping off into the river and I didn't. Because I was experiencing sheer terror just thinking about it and I was NOT afraid to admit it. I'm a chicken. A pansy. A fraidy cat. Wuss. Whatever. So, no, I wouldn't jump off that bridge (nor will I ride roller coasters, bungee jump, sky dive, watch really scary movies, or do something because someone dares me too). I'm okay with being skurred. (Plus, my friend that jumped off the bridge totally got bruises all over her body.)
Now that I have COMPLETELY digressed, I will move on to my goals for 2011!
My first goal is one I REALLY want to make happen but I'm not sure it if will. My goal is to pay off my student loan this year. Mark and I each have one remaining loan. Mine is the smaller of the two, but it's still pretty dang big. I would really like to pay it off. But, there are some other things that I also need to think about, like the potential of having to purchase a new car, so I'm sure if it will happen. But I've worked the budget and we should come pretty close!
I am joining a gym. I've decided. I know, I know, everyone does this, and then quits. But I have a tangible goal of working out 10 times a month for at least 30 minutes each time. That's not bad, plus, the gym I am going to join is very close to our new house, and is nice. That makes a difference. AND, I have always loved working out, but when we were in that little bitty apartment and had a big dog, I felt bad leaving the dog in one little room every time I left, so I didn't leave that much. Now that we have two little dogs, and one big house with a big yard, I'm not concerned about that. This gym also doesn't require a contract. I HATE gym contracts. I've been burned by them before. I'm going to wait a couple weeks after the rush to join. I'm giving up my go out to each for lunch once a week money to get a gym membership. I just feel like I'm not getting any younger and I'm not muscular at all so I need to shape it up! (-:
My third goal is to keep my car clean. I confess. My car is a total disaster area. We're talking, an atomic bomb went off and then a tornado followed closely thereafter. And the remnants were left there for a few years. Don't even try to put your feel in the floorboard without kicking a random cup or book or whatever is down there. It's really terrible. And the thing is, it kinda drives me crazy, yet I'M the one that makes it that way. How does that work? So, this year my goal is to keep my car clean, by picking up a few things every time I get out of my car. (-:
I haven't tangible goals yet for this next one, but I'm working on it. I want to memorize scripture. I'm not sure how much. I thought about doing a verse a week, and then I thought about doing something more, like the book of James. It only has five chapters, so I could memorize one every two months. So we'll see.
Those are my goals for now. (-:
What are YOUR goals?