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The Future…

I haven’t really blogged about anything personal in a while, which is fine :) I’m happy to mostly spew out my takes on movies and chapters of the bible. But once in a while it’s nice to remember that this is my personal blog still, and as it doesn’t really have a large audience by any stretch of the imagination I still feel permitted to talk about myself and my life with a degree of detail. Writing helps me think. Maybe when this imports to fb I’ll tag some people. Continue reading

Saving :)

Because I work for my church, I can save money for church related activities pre-tax.

So I’m saving $60 a week towards my Philippines trip to the Shepherd’s Arms Orphanage and not paying any tax on it. Yay! Just thought I’d let you all know. More news on how things are going once I know, but it looks like flights into Asia are about to get cheaper thanks to Jet Star opening up services out of NZ :) I guess the Aussies had to do something right :P

My Goals for 2009

About a month ago I made a list of my goals for this year, on the Soul Purpose forums. Already, some are going better than others. And some I didn’t expect have come up. Like blogging hehe.

These are my goals for this year. I don’t really like new years resolutions. cause they’re made to be broken. But goals I can cope with, and I had a spare hour in BK today:

1) Pass all my papers with at least B- (if you saw my results last year, it’d sound more ambitious).

2) Learn how to have basic convo in French, and learn how to greet, ask things like “how are you?” etc, and possibly count and sing a song in each of the following languages: Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Tamil, Indonesian, Afrikaans, Swahili, Maori, Samoan and Fijian

3) Finish my first album by the end of march.

4) get to the point where I’m reading my bible, communicating with God daily, and fasting on a regular basis, perhaps monthly.

5) Save $3600 (assuming job security)

6) Give financially, generously, regularly and sacrificially

7) Listen to everyone, even if I think I know what they’re gonna say.

8) Exercise in a way beyond daily walking for travel for half an hour a week if possible. (I do a lot of travel walking)

9) Write an album of scripture in song, to be recorded next year, one song per month ought to do the trick. (this one’s instead of bible memorisation, which I tend to do through music anyway, and which I don’t think I’m passionate enough about to sustain)

10) Memorise this list of goals. Sounds ambitious, I know, but nothing that can’t be achieved one day at a time.