To be honest, I rarely think about any resolutions I may have made for the new year past the end of the month. Its not that I don't want to accomplish them, its just that with everything that goes on in life they seldom stay on my mind. I was reading something that Donald Miller wrote about New Years resolutions and it really made me think about what I've been wanting to accomplish lately and how I could make that happen. 

For years I have been wanting to go to Alaska. It has a little to do with my childhood love of Northern Exposure, and a lot to do with my need to see the aurora borealis. Much like my desire to get to Arizona, I want to be able to experience a new landscape and explore our "last frontier" for myself. So I wrote it down so I could hang it up and see it often, but truthfully, I think about Alaska often enough that it would be challenging to forget about this goal. So my goal is to evaluate every purchase I make, decide if it's really necessary or not, because every dollar not spent is another step closer to getting to Alaska. I hope that I will be making my way there within the next two years. 


  1. Careful. Resolutions like that lead people to moving to places like that :)

    Interesting that you've been reading Don's posts though; I've been thinking about going through the storyline process myself, laying out a plot for life.

    You really need to read Bob Goff's "Love Does".

    1. Oh, trust me, I've thought about it. Maybe when I have my mid-life crisis.

      I've been thinking about participating in the Storyline thing too. I'd really like to read the book. I proposed reading it with the missional community that we're a part of because there's a group workbook that you can download for free from his site. I'm still waiting to see if there's any interest or if I'm going to do it solo.

      I'll have to add that one to my list.