Monday, December 28, 2009


In light of the craziness that has been my life the past few months, I feel like now is a good time to set some goals for myself. These are things I hope to accomplish this coming year. Things that I may not have been able to accomplish prior to my current situation, or things I may never have dreamed of until now.

So here it is.. in pictures (and words for you less visual readers).. my goals for 2010.

1) Travel to three new places.
I love to travel, but I often find myself returning to places I've already been. I already have a trip to Atlanta planned, so that is why I'm pushing myself to try three new places. They don't have to be huge excursions, just want to get myself out of my comfort zone, try something new, and hopefully find a new place to treasure.

2) Go skydiving.
(credit: Skydive Orange)

I enjoy flying and I am a thrill seeker. I'm pretty sure this is right up my alley. Plus, I have a friend or two who might be willing to join me.

3) Share a meal with a complete stranger.
(the people in this picture are not strangers, they are just strange-- it's my family!)

This could be completed in many different ways. It may be a date, a new friend, or just a stranger I see in a restaurant. I don't care. I just want to share a meal with a stranger.

We should, however have an emergency back up plan. How about this-- if I leave a blog post with nothing in it, you know I'm about to be killed by a complete stranger and call the police for me. Deal?

4) Make someone's day, everyday.

I have had an outpouring of support from family and friends these past two months, now I can return the favor. Just a smile in someone's direction, or heartwarming words when they are down... something to make their day.

*All images belong to me or my family, except skydiving.


Lori's Mom said...

Have I told you lately how very proud of you I am? You've been through a lot these past few months, but it's wonderful to see that you are able to, once again, appreciate how terrific you are! Your goals are perfect and point out how caring and giving you are. You can work to make someone's day special each and every day, but I want you to know that I'm so proud and grateful that you are my wonderful daughter - each and every day!

Jessis said...

I am 100% with Sue here. I am so proud of the way you are handling everything, and how you are coming to terms with everything. You are so fantastic. You deserve the best, and you will get it.

P.S. That last picture? Makes me so happy.

Erin said...

I'm for sure IN for skydiving! Let me know date/time..and I'll be there to jump into an adventure for 2010...I LOVE YOU!!!!

Lori's Mom said...

Just want to mention how much I love that sunset picture you have in this posting. I think some wonderful, awesome photographer must have taken that one ovelooking the beach in Saugatuck! : )