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.