Friday, April 2, 2010

One Goal Friday: April 2, 2010

Today we celebrate Good Friday, the day Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. On Sunday, we'll celebrate his victory over death. Easter makes me smile. It signifies so many things to me--God's gracious love, the beginning of spring, pretty pastel colors, bunnies, and of course, chocolate.

But since it is Friday, it's time to list one goal. One goal that will bring you closer to your dream or will enhance your life. It can be related to work, family, fun, or anything at all.

Last week, my goal was to organize the huge pile of clothes in my closet and drop them off at the donation center. Guess who put it off until this morning? That would be me. On a side note, I made fantastic progress on my revisions! Yay!

How did you do this week?

Jennifer S.: Plan daughter's birthday party
Lynn: Write one story and edit two others
Susan D.M.: Plan kids' summer activities
Emily B: Find a new Bible Study to attend with sister
Kelly: Help son with alphabet book project
Angie: Write daily
Susan J.R.: Finish this revising task
Tess: Get back in groove with manuscript
Lisa and Laura: Write two chapters each
Common Household Mom: Survive in-law's visit with humor and grace

Since my family is on vacation this week, my goal is to relax and enjoy them.

What one goal can you set this week?

Any newcomers, please feel free to list a goal in the comments. Feel free to lurk if you're not comfortable with commenting. Thanks for joining us!

Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter!


  1. I'm glad you didn't include my name on that list since I can't remember my goal!!! LOL
    Hmm, I think this week I'd like to finish reading through the WIP so I can send it to a friend.
    As far as household stuff, I probably should print up some pics.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and Amen about Jesus!

  2. Have a really Happy Easter Jill! My goals is to really write more this next week!

  3. My goal is to make hot cross buns after running errands and picking The Eldest up from college for the weekend. Another goal will be to enjoy the hot cross buns.

  4. I'm going to laugh hard this week.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Finished the alphabet book this week. This week the goal is to walk the fine line between enjoying all Easter festivities without totally blowing the diet / training. Happy Easter!

  6. Good Morning!

    Jessica: Read that wip and enjoy!

    Terri: Write more. Oh yeah! Is the weather back to normal there?

    CJ: I want Hot Cross Buns. They sound so yummy! I hope your daughter's visit is special.

    Wendy: Laugh hard--yes! We all should, right?

    Kelly: Way to go! And I'll be walking that line with you!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Hi, Jill! I know it's been awhile since I stopped by. I hope you are doing well. :)

    I thought I'd join in as this seems like a noble way of getting my rear in gear. hehehe... My goal for the week is to finish downsizing, which means finish going through boxes and get everything taken out to the garage until hubby can take it to the thrift store. :) After all, we are getting ready to add our third child to the family in June.

  8. I'm busy with some Easter prep, lasagna-making. So my goal right now is to get the cooking done! Happy Easter to you, Jill ...

  9. My big goal right now is 1000 words every day on my WIP.

  10. My goal this week is to eat one really healthy thing each day. I think I can handle that!

    Blessings to you this Easter, Jill!

  11. Happy Easter Jill! Congrats on completing your goal! I did complete editing 2 stories, and I was hoping to write my child's voice assignment this morning before I commented; but digressed to reading your post first! I feared I wouldn't get my post up by Wednesday this week, but I managed to complete it just before midnight, so I consider that a success even if it wasn't a goal!
    This week is a spiritual goal for me-write a new scripture verse on God's love daily in my prayer journal.

  12. Ralene: Glad you stopped by! And it's almost baby time! It seems like you just announced your pregnancy...time flies. Good luck with downsizing!

    Joanne: Um, yum! Lasagna sounds soooo good right now!

    Julie: 1000 words! Woo-hoo! You can do it!

    Katie: Do York peppermint patties count? No? *sigh* :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Lynn: Good for you! I'm so happy you were able to meet your goals! I love the idea of writing Bible verses in your prayer journal. I used to write them on index cards, but I've fallen out of the habit. Thanks for spurring me to get back in!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. Happy Easter and have a great vacation!

    My goal for next week--on Monday I'll finish 3 months of p90x! Then I get to rest before I start it all over again. :0)

  15. I love the cute bunny pic!! My goal for this week is to make memories with my daughter who is off on spring break this week. Have a blessed Easter, Jill and enjoy your time with family!

  16. Hi, Jill!

    My One Goal this week would be to finish a book I'm reading for review. :)

  17. This is a wonderful idea!

    For this week: finishing entering the edits to my MS. And taking time to really stop and listen.

  18. My goal is to get packed for our trip and get my clothes tagged and delivered for the consingment sale:)

  19. One goal a week seems like a good idea. That way it's not too daunting...and things get done! Happy Easter!

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  21. My goal this week is to get more sleep. I've been burning the candle at both ends and it's starting to catch up with me. Anyway, have a great Easter!

  22. My goal this week is 500 words a day. Period. No exceptions.

    Happy Easter!

  23. Oh, you know I'd love to do your closet for you. So glad you got your writing done. Also enjoyed your Easter post. My goal is to enjoy my birthday and my daughter's which are on the same day. That should be fun. Happy Easter.

  24. Somehow I missed setting a goal last week.

    Next week? To get at least two chapters written on Reclaiming Lily and start on the Proposal for Strung Out.


    I LOVE your feature.

  25. Kristen T: 3 months!! So, what do you think--is it a good workout? Congrats!

    Maria: Great goal! Memories are priceless!

    Erica: You must be tired this week, what with the Genesis judging and reviewing the book. A lot of work! Good luck!

    Danyelle: Nice! Get those edits in!

    Kara: I cannot believe how long it takes to sort through our clothes every spring and fall. Good luck getting yours ready--and have a wonderful trip!

    Steph: It's true! Have a great Easter, too!

    Susan M: Oh, you must be tired. Hoping you get plenty of rest!

    Tamika: 500 words. You can do it!!

    Nancy: Closets--*shaking my head*--time consuming things! Happy birthday to you AND your daughter!!

    Patti: Love your titles!! Good luck!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  26. Wishing you a beautiful, blessed Easter, Jill. This week I did not complete my goal of writing daily. I hope on Monday I can start anew.
    Thank you for being such a sweet friend.

  27. My goal ... hmmm ... I really need to start the morning off with exercise like I used to just because it gives me SO much more productive energy during the day! :)

  28. Happy Easter, Jill. My goal for next week is to finish the rewrites of chapters 8 and 9.

  29. I love reading your blog! It's really great
    My goal for this week is to study study study and stop procrastinating!
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  30. I did plan my daughter's birthday. Woo-hoo. :) Now this week, I need to bake and cook for it. LOL

    Have a happy Easter!

  31. I love this accountability, Jill! We met our goal and as a result our WIP is finally moving again. I think our goal for next week will be to prep the first 20,000 words of our WIP and create an outline for our agent. She's been bugging us to read what we've got so far, but we're too chicken to send it!

  32. Angie M: Don't worry! We all have weeks like that!

    Jaime: Good goal and so true!

    Linda: Sounds like a great goal for the week!

    College Student: Welcome! And good luck with all that studying!

    Jennifer S: Bake away, my friend!

    Lisa and Laura: Great plan! I'm sure your agent will love it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


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