Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deployment Goals

This time last year I posted goals or resolutions for 2010. Yes I will admit I don't think I ever went back to that post.

This year is different. This year will be spent without my husband. So instead of doing New Year Resolutions, which I know I won't keep up with, I am doing Deployment Goals. I did this last time he deployed. Only difference is I didn't write the goals down. I got the idea to blog them from Julie. You may ask, "What's the difference?" Well any military wife can tell you that one of the ways to survive a deployment is to have goals, projects, a million things to keep you busy and help time fly, things to look forward to, to laugh about, smile about, cry about, etc. Deployments are a time for growth as individuals and as a couple. So we take deployment goals seriously.


** Focus on and survive my first year of school. {I start on the scared!}

** Finally get around to decorating my house after 6 months of living here.

** Paint kitchen cabinets and walls finally!

** Become a real runner again.

** Grow closer to God.

** Strengthen my friendship and marriage with my husband.

** Take several road trips.

** Make everyday the best I can for my children.

** Take on new projects and adventures.


There they are. I could come up with more of a list but I figured let's start this off simple. Day by day.

I will miss my husband, sure, but this year is my year. I'm ready to own it.... live it.... and get through it with as much laughter, joy, and happy tears (little sad ones please) as I can muster.

Bring it on!


Jennifer said...

I love your attitude! Looking at this as a chance to learn and grow is 100x better than thinking of the year as a complete loss since your husband will be deployed. You've got this!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Goals are the best way to get through the deployment! Nice list!