Steal these Resolutions

New Years is a reflective time for me. I love the fresh start of the New Year. About a year ago, we made a list of family goals that have really changed our family. Feel free to take this list and make it your own.

"Travel as a family" took us to Europe this year.

"Travel as a family" took us to Europe this summer!

These are not goals to be accomplished in within weeks or months. These are long-term, life priority goals. I think of them as a point on the horizon toward which you steer your ship. Best wishes for the New Year. May it bring you peace and joy.

Family Goals:

  • Kids receive a good education, in and outside of school.
  • Live well (not rich) and be well prepared for retirement.
  • Time and money are spent on experiences, not possessions.
  • Travel as a family.
  • Be close to extended family.
  • Active people – family walks, swimming, playing sports at home, trips to local beaches, treks to parks and later hiking. Kids spend much time outside, learn healthy lifestyles.
  • Both parents have time to pursue creative outlets.
  • Parents have a common activity that does NOT include the children. Dancing?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian
    Jan 04, 2010 @ 14:12:23

    Consider these stolen. 🙂


  2. Jamy B.
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 19:33:08

    Ditto. These are awesome.


  3. Valkyrie607
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 21:13:21

    Aw I wish I lived close to y’all so I could babysit your babies and let you pursue your creative outlets.

    For me, hanging out with kids is creative. Of course I have none of my own.



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