2011 Resolutions – Mind, Body, and Soul

I love New Years’ resolutions. In the past, I’ve made some very outrageous resolutions. As I’ve gotten older (and hopefully wiser!), my goals have scaled down to a more manageable size and become more specific. This makes it easier to actually complete them. This year, I kept my goal making to a minimum and included only things that I am actually passionate about.


  • Complete my reading challenges.
  • Continue learning Japanese. Sub goals:
    • Read 6 children’s books in Japanese.
    • Study for 365+ hours total in 2011.
    • Study every single day. Monthly average should come out to 1 hr each day, even if I study half an hour some days and 90 minutes other days.


  • Participate in the SOS Kitchen Challenge. Use the monthly challenge to develop my cooking skills.
  • Run a 5k. I’ve been aiming for this goal for the past three years and have yet to run one. I ran the distance once, but I haven’t completed an actual 5k race.
  • Learn how to bake! My father in law gave me Baking for Christmas and I am really excited to get started. My priority is learning how to bake homemade, healthy bread.


  • Study Genesis in depth. This is the book I’ll be studying for the Operation Deeper Faith challenge, reading it in multiple translations (including one in Japanese).
  • Keep reading the Bible every single morning. Right now I am working through Proverbs.
  • Start a prayer journal.

4 Thoughts on “2011 Resolutions – Mind, Body, and Soul

  1. Those are great goals–nice and focused.

    For my part, I have plenty of goals, but they aren't always realistic!

  2. Thanks, Bekah. I had a lot of fun coming up with them! Hopefully it will be as much fun completing them. 🙂

  3. Happy preparation day to you!
    I too had a post similar to this yesterday.
    I absolutily love Genesis. We have done a study on it. there is so much depth to it. Love it!

    Your goals are wonderful!

  4. we just finished Genesis and Exodous the last few years in our prayer meeting. We started with Abraham and went from there. It was an awesome study. So many details when you go into the commentary and such!

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