Thursday, December 29, 2011

Factors of 10

I've been toying with an idea for my New Year's resolutions…or maybe I should think of them as a set of stretch goals for 2012, since they're pretty ambitious. See what you think:

  • Memorize 10,000 words (approximately the final 14 chapters of the book of Romans).
  • Walk 1,000 miles (any running miles would count, too).
  • Sell 100 items on eBay (yes, I probably do have that much junk, and if I run out, my parents have plenty that they want me to sell for them).
  • Lose 10 more pounds (from my low of 169 in November, not from whatever nonsense I weigh now).
  • Write 1 children's book and try to get it published.

Some of these seem rather…challenging all by themselves, let alone in combination, but I like the fancy round numbers. And I like challenges. Anybody want to try any of these with me? Walk 1,000 miles??


  1. I may try to walk/run 1, 000 miles in 2012. It would be really pushing it. I've been doing 3 miles a day on the treadmill during winter break, but when we are traveling or have the Brittles in town, my exercise routine disappears.

  2. Wow, Julie, are you really planning to memorize most of Romans?

    I can't wait to read the children's book!

  3. Hi Jen, actually all of it! I've been working on it for a while and know the first two chapters now.