New Year New Goals 2014 {Personal}


It’s that time a year again, to reflect and set some fun goals! Let’s look back at the goals that I set for 2013.


  • Start the year of with a little Adventure Cleanse, the Crazy Sexy Vegan Challenge! I just need to get rid of all the sugar and junk that I enjoyed this holiday season!  (did it twice)
  • Get through my new book, The New Rules of Lifting for Women! (finished it loved it)
  • Do one marathon and one triathlon or century this year!  (well I ran 3 half marathons, 1 marathon and did one Olympic tri Smile )


  • Organize all of our adventures into books and make them Year Books. (Didn’t happen)
  • Organize all photos and music on hard drive. (Did a little not all)
  • Only post to Instagram twice a day! (ya that was a horrible goal! lol)
  • Organize all JUNK drawers in our house.
  • Make kitchen cabinets more functional.
  • Turn into
  • Post three QUALITY blog posts a week, about Food, Fitness, and Lifestyle! (Hmm I am not sure quality would be the right word, but I feel pretty good about what I could post)
  • Lay down nice flooring in laundry room. (this year we will make this happen)


  • Start a women’s study at my house that meets once a week. (did this and loved it! We called it Soul Sisters)
  • Volunteer for a cause at least three times this year. (didn’t get in three!)
  • Read scripture everyday. (mostly)
  • Send one letter/card out a month. Handwritten notes are such a beautiful thing. (I started off well but finished lousy)
  • Do one random act of kindness everyday! (need to work on this)
  • Pray with my Husband every night. (failed miserably)


As I sit back and reflect (fun year in review post to come) on what has taken place this year, I am in aw. Yes, I became a mom, left my full time job to do what I love, ran a few races, but more then all of that I have truly fell in love with the word of God all over again. I think the adoption helped with a lot of that. I feel like I have a glimpse in to what God’s grace truly looks like and I can’t help but truly be mind blown by it all.

This year I am not setting any major goals (I have a few but I won’t bore you with them), but instead I am choosing a word for the year. My word for 2014 is….


There are like a million things on my bucket list that I want to do and see this year as well as goals that I want to set, but instead I am  handing all of my plans over to the Lord and letting things just happen. Yes, I will work hard and surrender daily (and of course make plans)…but in the end I will be SLOW to worry, to listen, to become fearful, to be frustrated, to get things over with…I want to just BE! I want to slow down and soak up every minute with my family and friends, to truly be present. Living in a place like Southern California doesn’t make this easy, but with God’s grace I am going to give it a shot.

Question: Are you making any New Years goals/resolutions? How about a word for the year?


22 responses to “New Year New Goals 2014 {Personal}”

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  4. Great goal for 2014! Love it. And good job on your 2013 goals.

  5. Mica Kucera Avatar
    Mica Kucera

    My goals definitely mimic yours. SLOW intentional life. Love it!

  6. Love it Bobbi. Such a perfect word. That scripture was part of the sermon at our first service at our church almost 2 years ago. Will remember it always.

    My word for 2014 is CREATE (art, creativity, memories, healthy body, strong family foundations, traditions…) this word means so many things to me. So excited for 2014!!!!

  7. Thelma Higgs Avatar
    Thelma Higgs

    May God continue to bless you and your family

  8. Thelma Higgs Avatar
    Thelma Higgs

    Beautiful family

  9. I made goals, not resolutions this year. And like you, I want to slow down, relax, and enjoy more this year 🙂

  10. Awesome! Very cool to hear about how you’ve really centered your life around Him this year. What a blessing your little one has been already. So happy for you.
    Best in 2014!

  11. I love your word. It’s one I could use in some respects but in others I need to ramp up. I’m not choosing a word but I am trying out a new phrase, “How can I be an optimist about this?” which I’ve stolen from the Bastille song, “Pompeii”. The turn of phrase just stuck with me.

    Happy New Year to you Bobbi!

  12. Love this. My word for the year is courage. 🙂

  13. My word for 2014 is SIMPLIFY. I want to declutter, organize, and make life easier. A big part of this for me is going to be in simplifying my eating and workout plans; the complicated stuff is too hard to remember and too hard to stick with long term.

    This year is also about building my home into a cozy place for my family. The husband and I have our list of home improvements for this year with the goal of knocking them out of the way so we can focus on travel in 2015 🙂

  14. I love this resolution and the scripture you pulled it from! My word for the year is JOY!! 🙂

  15. My one little word is SHINE.
    2013 was for rebuilding and now it’s time to SHINE! 🙂

  16. I used The Wheel of Life by Zig Ziglar to make my goals again this year. There are seven different categories and I made 2-3 goals in each area. Did this last year and it helped me focus in areas of my life I would have ignored otherwise. A word that comes to mind would be contentment. This is a year of big changes and it can be difficult to not compare myself to others.

    1. Britters Avatar

      Comparing myself to others is such a problem for me right now! How do you plan to manage this, Emily?

  17. I love this! I am trying to slow down more this year, too. I also do a theme or word for the year and make way too many goals! This year’s theme is “Radiate!”

  18. I did make some resolutions this year – I broke them into personal, career, and fitness. I have a lot I want to do this year and there are a lot of changes coming for us so my other goal is to simply be open and willing for change as it comes. I need to be able to be supportive and focused on my family as we go through this year!

  19. yeahhh for SLOW I love it and couldn’t agree more. I want to enjoy each day more instead of always focusing on where I am going.

  20. Larissa Avatar

    I have to say that I LOVE this. Thanks for being transparent. It’s so easy to look up to women (and I definitely look up to you!) and think, I WISH I had this or that. I am newnly married and my husband and I work opposite schedules. We are both military and it’s been really hard to find a time to pray together. Most of the time, it doesn’t happen. This is a big goal for us this year but I felt so relieved just reading that. Not that I am happy it didn’t work for you! Just glad I can relate.

    You also inspired me to make a bigger list for this year!

  21. I have a few goals that I blogged about the other day and my word is DELIGHT – I wanted to blog about it tonight but not going to happen until tomorrow!