Happy New Year 2024 everyone!

My Word of the Year for this year is Purposeful. I want to be purposeful in all areas of my life, mentally, physically, spiritually, and in my relationships.

In that vein, I focused my 24 in 24 list on being purposeful in these things.

First up is the category of self-care. I have a list of 8 things that I will strive to do daily and check them off a checklist each day.

Category: Self Care

  1. Write 24 (2-4 minutes minimum) a day. Pretty much anything counts, but my  main focus is going to be on working on a book of my poems.
  2. Post on blog every day
  3. Move my body each day. This helps me so much with feeling better both physically and mentally.
  4. Daily devotional, prayer journal, one sentence journal. I am starting Year 4 of my 5 Year One-sentence journal. It’s been interesting to look back to the previous years to see what I wrote.
  5. Get a massage at least once this year
  6. Read everyday. Anything counts, audiobooks, real books, fiction, non-fiction.
  7. Eat two servings fruits and two servings of vegetables each day
  8. Make a daily checklist for self-care. Made my printable checklist yesterday and am already using it today.
  9. Check and record morning blood sugar in FitBit app
  10. Drink at least 64 oz of water each day

Home Goals

  1. Clean out old office
  2. Get a new bench or chairs for front porch
  3. Clean/organize desk and work area
  4. Figure out how to use empty shelves in living room (decorate? Books?)
  5. Go through totes of old clothes upstairs

Family/Relationship Goals

  1. Go to Texas to visit Tasha
  2. Visit Cary’s sons in Missouri
  3. Spend time with kids and grandkids
  4. Get painting of Tom framed
  5. Plan a special trip with Cary
  6. Have picture made together with Cary
  7. Have a special date with Cary at least once a month

Growth/Personal Goals

  • Poetry book-organize poems into book
  • Make a sign with Word of the Year on it-Finished this yesterday. Going to print it and hang it up in a couple of places where I can see it. I’ll post a picture of it soon.


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