Sunday, January 6, 2013

13 Goals For 2013

When I was a sophomore in high school for an Ag class we had the State Officer from our Area come and speak to us. The topic that he chose to talk to us about was on setting goals. Now he told us that we just couldn't think of goals and just keep them in our head. If we wanted to be successful and actually make sure we accomplish our goals than we need to write them down and put them in a place that we look at every single day multiple times a day to remind us of what we want to work towards. After that day I thought about it and I took the time to write down some goals that I wanted to accomplish by the time my FFA career was over. I took that list and hung it above my bed because that is somewhere I knew I would look at least twice a day. After I accomplished each goal I would check it off and mark the date I completed it. Some of the things included becoming the Chapter President, singing in the state FFA choir, earning my State Degree and a few others. So far I have accomplished all but one and that one is to earn my American Degree. I will be filling out my application this spring and will hopefully be making the trip to Louisville, Kentucky in the fall for the National FFA convention.

In the past years I had never really put much thought into "New Years Resolutions" but this year I decided I needed to some goals to really help better myself. I made my 101 in 1001 list and hope I accomplish several of them but I wanted to narrow it down and focus on what I need to work on for just this year. Along with seeing my goals on here I plan on writing them down and hanging them up somewhere where I'll see them so I keep them fresh in my mind. My goals this year are:

  1. Read more books
  2. Visit 3 new states
  3. Do more craft projects
  4. Spend less time on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  5. Drink more water
  6. Save up enough money to buy myself a "good" camera
  7. Work on my relationship with the Lord
  8. Go out golfing more
  9. Continue on not drinking pop (already got 1 month under my belt!!)
  10. Do a better job of studying and try and get all A's in college
  11. Post regularly on my blog
  12. Spend more time outside
  13. Learn how to make special family recipes and learn and document my family history
I wish everyone else who has made goals the best and hope they are able to stick with them and accomplish them. Here the links to some posts from bloggers I follow who have also set goals.
Good Luck!!!


  1. Thank you do much for linking up my page!!!

    I also cut out pop. I'm on week 3. My headache is finally gone! :)

    I love the idea of checking them off and dating them. Keeping them visible is a great idea! I think I'm going to do this!!!

    Great post!
    Keep us posted on your goals!

  2. Thanks for the share!!! Congrats on getting your FFA goals done! That is amazing. Good luck with the American Degree. I wish I had the will power to give up soda...I have to have at least a taste of one a week! Cherry coke is my weakness!!!

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!!

  3. These sound like very attainable goals, I try and drink 100 ounces of water per day, 50 ounces before breakfast- I even carry around a HUGE water bottle so I can see how much I've drank. It's amazing how much better drinking enough water can make you feel, and congrats on being pop free!

  4. I like your list Erin; very practical.

  5. Thank you so much for the shoutout! I am glad we could connect and I look forward to watching you complete your goals!