New Year, New Goals

♡ 2013 Resolutions ♡

Happy New Year!

I hope 2013 is off to a great start for each and every one of you! Today I am dropping by not to share my New Years Resolutions, but the goals that I have set for myself for 2013. New Years Resolutions are typically broken, however, goals are something that you can work towards and improve throughout the year.

2013 Goals

{Grow In My Relationship With God}

I've always went to church every Sunday and I've attempted to read my Bible daily, but this year I want to spend more time in prayer, reading the Bible, and doing a daily devotional.

{Find A Healthier Version Of Myself}

This past semester I struggled with being sick all the time. My sickness took a toll on myself, my relationships, and my school work. I finally decided that it was my bodies way of telling me I needed to be taking better care of myself. This year, I am going to eat healthy daily and exercise at least 3 days a week. After all, 1 Corinthians 6:19 - 20 says "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."

{Budget, Budget, Budget!}

This is a goal I'm implementing for both Cody and I. We've both been taking a closer look at our finances and realized that we are spending way to much money on eating out and other random purchases. This year we are going to set a budget, stick to it,  and put what we save into savings for the future.

{Debt Free Is The Way To Be!}

I mentioned here that I have a $1,750 student loan from the previous college I attended. I'm technically not suppose to pay it back until after I graduate, however, throughout the year I know I can gather the money to pay it off this year. My goal is to have my student loan payed off as well as have a $0 balance on my credit card as well as Cody's credit cards by the end of the year.

{Create 5 Math And Literacy Units For Teachers Pay Teachers}

I am currently working on an Easter math and literacy unit, but I've run into a few obstacles. Like many teachers, I am not yet familiar with the new Common Core Standards. I've written many lesson plans this past semester, but my teachers have asked us to use GPS (Georgia Performance Standards) for our lessons, therefore, I haven't had much practice with Common Core. Another obstacle I've faced is the lack of curriculum or a pacing guide to use as a guide to create these units. I'm not yet a teacher so I'm unsure of what the pacing is in kindergarten for certain skills that are present in Common Core standards. If you have any comments or suggestions for me I would love to hear them!

{Be The Best Student Teacher I Can Be}

I will be beginning my student teaching in August and I couldn't be more excited!

{Plan/Schedule Blog Posts A Week In Advance}

Have any of you noticed that I'm here and there in my blogging? You may read a post from me at 8:00 in the morning or you may read one at 11:00 at night. The truth is that I blog everywhere! If I find myself waiting on Cody to get out of class, waiting on my next class to begin, or whenever I have a spare minute I blog. I want to be better about blogging on a schedule instead of on a whim in 2013!

{Blog With A Purpose}

I want my blog to focus on quality instead of quantity in 2013!

{Catch Up On My Scrapbooking}

I began scrapbooking over the summer as a way to hold on to the memories of the different places Cody and I visited and I've fallen terribly behind. This year I am going to edit all of my picture, have them printed, and complete my scrapbook.

{Rest And Relax In The LORD}

I tend to stress and worry about everything no matter how big or small. I've stressed and worried to the point that it was affecting my health. In 2013, I'm going to take the words of the LORD in Psalm 62: 5 - 8 "Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."

What are your goals for 2013?

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