Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Caroline's 4 Simple Goals (edited: 11/08)

Originally posted 9/18
I have had this blog for a while now, and I have yet to actually post something. I guess I've been waiting for some brilliant idea to strike me, so I can write a post that is deep and moving or at least witty and amusing. If I wait around for those kinds of posts, I may never end up writing on my blog!

So here's a better idea (I hope).

A dear childhood friend and extremely popular blogger, Megan, just posted her 4 Goals Before 2013, and I would like to do the same!

1. Memorize one chapter in the Bible. Since graduating from Bible college, I have not been memorizing Scripture like I wanted to. And I actually haven't memorized an entire chapter since I was 8! That was Isaiah 53, and I am so glad I memorized that one. But 16 years later, I am ready to do it again, with another chapter. Now, I just have to figure out which one...
Update (11/08): I have decided on Psalm 138, and I am getting there...

2. Sew a skirt. A very sweet lady in my church has had a sewing machine for a few years, and she never could figure out how to use it. I told her I wanted to learn how to sew, and I asked if I could buy the machine from her. She said no! She wanted to give it to me. Now, if I can figure out how to use it, or find some kind of directions from Google, I can get started!! I'm SEW excited. :-)
Update (11/08): I am thinking perhaps my first sewing project will not be a skirt. Maybe something a little more simple to begin with. But I definitely want to sew something before the end of the year! 

3. Finish writing my book. I have been writing a simple book targeted to preteen/teen girls, and I think it is totally doable to finish it before 2013. I may try to pursue having it published, but before I count my chickens, I gotta let 'em hatch!
Update (11/08): I joined NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) so that I could do further work on my novel. I haven't been writing as many words each day as I should be, but since it was going to be a small book, I think I'm making pretty good progress!

4. Make a concentrated effort to give verbal encouragement to my husband. His love language is definitely words of affirmation, and it is not my native tongue (I'm a quality time girl). I really want to communicate with him in a way that he can deeply know and feel that he is loved!
Update (11/08): I feel like I am doing well in this, but I want to continue to do better!

Woohoo! I'm ready to (continue to) tackle these goals, and I can't wait to report on December 31st that I have completed them all!


  1. Hi Caroline! So cool to find your blog. Love your goals!

    -Hannah Avery

  2. Sweet Caroline,
    Well written! How are you doing on accomplishing these goals?
    Love you!