One Word, Lots of Plans

Dear Reader-

I am so excited about this new year.

Year 2 Change gives me the confidence to know that nothing I want to change is too tough to tackle when I put my mind to it.

Which is a GOODe thing… since I have all kinds of big plans for this year.

To set the tone for this year, I have taken a cue from the internets and decided to choose a word this year: Focused.

Year 2 Change has been focus in action.

It is time for me to put my professional planning and facilitation skills into action in my personal life.

I am a big thinker. So much to do. So many ideas. But just like I help clients focus down conversations and projects to make their ideas a reality, I need to do that for myself… daily.

I chose focused because I want to be fully present where I am.

Social media is so amazingly powerful, but it can also be extremely distracting if I don’t keep it in check.

Being focused will help me be deliberate, intentional and balanced– ideally being more strategic and effective with this limited resource we call time ;).

So what do I want to focus on?

Losing Weight

Our Year 2 Change goal of losing the weight for GOODe is still a top priority in this house.


Planning out my days is the biggest new-ish change I want to make. When I spend time each day intentionally planning out my day, I am oh-so more productive. I simply can’t imagine the productivity of an entire year if I truly focus on being deliberate everyday in my work, blog and personal life.


Spiritually I am tackling two challenges.

First, I am taking my church’s challenge to read the New Testament together in a year. If I haven’t shared before 😉 My church rocks. However, I have attempted the whole bible in a year programs many, many times and fail right around the book of Numbers. So, I am very excited to do a challenge that focuses only on the New Testament this year. My small group is taking the challenge together- accountability, check! And the awesome thing is that my (uber-awesome-wonderful) church launched a free app to help keep me… wait for it… focused 😉

Secondly, I am joining some awesome friends of mine in 2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team. I haven’t memorized scripture since I was a child. And, frankly, all of the great bible apps have made me a little lazy in this area, so I am very much looking forward to getting my Word on 😉


In the exercise department, I have decided to tackle 10K steps a day. I have been working up to this goal for months and I am ready to tackle it.


Personal wise, I want to be more focused with my time with Mike and Addie. Regular date nights and Mommy-Daughter dates are going to be priorities in 2013.

Whew… that sounds like a lot! But, you should have seen the original list I trimmed down to this! Do you have a word or plans for the new year? Do tell!

About Cris
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.

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  • This is a great list! I need to come up with a word. It will help me focus as well. Hmmm….

  • Lana Wallpe

    I need a word that implies management and control and patience….time to dig out the ol’ thesaurus! I’m in though.

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