One done

A new year wouldn’t be a new year without the inevitable introspective post.

For me a few weeks ago I sat down and looked back on my goals from last year.  Surprisingly, I was able to accomplish a few of my goals and totally missed out on others.  One major life change for us was totally surprising, another was partially planned.

This year I received the incredible privilege of publishing an article in an online magazine.  Prodigal Magazine posted What do I do if my story is boring? and I simply could not be more thrilled at that opportunity.  However, I missed the goal of learning an instrument and running a half marathon.

In regards to life changes, my family expanded and then moved.  As you might know, Lucy came into our lives in August and she has been a smiling bundle of joy ever since (OK, maybe not all the time.  She is a raging extrovert though).  My family and I also made the totally unexpected move to San Francisco in 2013.  It’s funny to think how this time last year I was looking for a career change in Southern California and didn’t expect to move up the coast.  Unfortunately, Dan Miller’s 48 Days didn’t prepare me for how God might lead us out of sunny Southern California!

A few of my public goals this year are:

Run a 5k every quarter

Launch an interdenominational site centered on walking as a disciple of Jesus (more to come on this later)

Give out an eBook

Settle down in San Francisco

I truly believe that goals are helpful things to set (see Michael Hyatt on this point), but I try not to beat myself if I don’t complete them as planned.  It’s OK to fail and make mistakes.

So in the event you have not set any goals this year, I will post some great suggestions all this month.  The most important thing here is to take a step in intentionally growing this year.

What are some of your goals for 2014?

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