Friday, January 2, 2009

Joyce’s Goals for 2009

(Click here to enter The Twelve Days of Christmas, Medieval Style Contest)

How did it get to be 2009 already? I could swear I woke up just a couple of days ago, and it was only 2008! Nevertheless, 2009 does, indeed, appear to have arrived, and the time for setting new goals has arrived with it. So, in the hopes of committing myself more fully to my own new goals by courageously publishing them publicly, I here present Joyce’s Goals for 2009. Feel free to check up on me at any point during the year and ask me how I’m doing. (I could definitely use a significant nudge now and then!)

So here goes:

Spiritual Goals:

Continue reading the Old Testament with Readers Digest’s Who’s Who in the Bible, along with the Old Testament Roundtable Discussions that I recorded off the BYU Channel in 2008.

Continue reading Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, even though I’m not in Relief Society on Sundays anymore. (Can anyone say, “Full-time Primary pianist”?)

Reading Goal:

Alternate reading one “old favorite” for each “new” book I read in 2009

Writing Goals:

Publish my next medieval novel, Illuminations of the Heart, in 2009

Begin work on a new medieval novel

House Goal:

Declutter! Ask myself the question, “If I were going to move, would I want to take this with me?” If the answer is “no”, give away or throw out.

There, I’m keeping my goals simple—or at least, limited—in hopes that I will actually make progress on each of them this year!


Don’t forget that our Twelve Days of Christmas Contest, Medieval Style, is still ongoing. Click here to see the list of days and prizes still open and read the winners thus far. (Or, you could just scroll down to my previous post.)

If anyone’s interested, I’ve updated the “LDS Corner” and “About Me” tabs on my website. I forgot to add a list of my favorite music to my About Me page, so I’ll be going back soon to include that.

And finally (for now), I’ve signed up for a 3 month reading challenge by joining the group, The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2009 on Goodreads. I’ll be listing my choices on this blog, just as soon as I finish the contemporary novel I’m currently reading. If any of you enjoy historical fiction, you might like to join this challenge, too. Click here to read more about it!

By the way, if you’d like to see what books I read in 2008, scroll down the left side of this page for my What Did I Read in 2008? list. (Just under my Shelfari shelf.) The list won’t remain there long. As soon as I finish the book listed under What Am I Reading Now?, the 2008 list will vanish, and my current title will become the first on a What Did I Read in 2009? list.

Happy New Year to One and All!


Debby said...

Hi JOyce, Happy New Year! and Good Luck with your goals!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks, Debby! Happy New Year to you, too. :-)