Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year Ramblings



2007 was pretty interesting. We baptized my oldest son in January, took a pay cut in the fall, had two funerals in February, I was a speaker at the League of Utah Writers Spring Workshop as well as the Conference Fairy at the LDStorymakers Conference, and my kids started karate. Other than that, it was pretty normal.

As I look ahead at 2008, I'm excited at the prospects. So much has finally fallen into place and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

I'm not going to make a list of resolutions or goals. Instead, I'm going to make a list of things I'm going to do. I'm also going to take Karlene's advice and write down the things I accomplish as I do them -- it's so much more motivating than thinking about the things I didn't do.

This year I'm going to --

1. Self-publish a book. This is already in progress.

2. Publish an additional book with a traditional publisher.

3. Lose 97 pounds.

4. Get my house weeded down to just the things we use and love.


There are a few other things in the offing that I can't really mention until they're more concrete, but this is a good start.

Happy New Year, and let's concentrate on making our goals happen, rather than waiting for them to happen to us.

12 comments:

Holly said...

Good goals. I'm totally with you on #3 and #4.

Kimberly said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shanna Blythe said...

Tristi,
I'm curious about the self-publishing a book. Why brought you to the decision to self-publish?

Jen said...

Happy New Year to you, and good luck with your goals!

kris said...

Sounds like you had a really nice Christmas! I like your New Year's list - and I love the idea of listing accomplishments as you do them. Losing weight body-wise and possession-wise are on my list too.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Well said, well said.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

good morning tristi,
you sound positive :)

and i love number 4!

great day hon,
kathleen :)

Rachelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Once I get over my whole family being sick including me, I'm going to finish writing down my goals :)

Framed said...

Great things to accomplish. I need to do a post similar to this so I can commit myself. (Yes, that statement can be a bit ambiguous.) Anyway, best wishes for a great new year. I hope you do all these things and more.

Rachel Pilgrim said...

Great goals for 2007. I am so happy to find this site and find other people working on the same goals as me (OK - I'm more about writing the book this year than publishing, and need to work on my food storage as well as organization and weight loss). Thanks for your encouragement and example! Rachel

Luisa Perkins said...

Great goals, Tristi!

Davis Bigelow said...

Some lofty goals. Let us know how the view is as you climb the mountain. I don't remember who said it, but I once heard "that what the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." You just go girl!!!

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