We sat down last week, first Frank and I, then the whole family, and decided how we want our year to look for 2011. There are "marriage-betterment" goals, like *go on 25 dates, *attend a lawn concert at Chateau St. Michelle winery, *walk or run a 10K together, and a few others.
Our list of family goals is far ranging, everything from *acquire no library fines, and *no new cavities to *take a family photo each month and Keston's suggestion to *explore an island.
Everyone has a list of personal goals too - including *learning to ride a bike unassisited, *reading Harry Potter Books 1-3, *submitting writing and photos each month for consideration of publishing, and *a savings goal for each child, to list a few.
Frank and I also wrote a bucket list of sorts, though we have a different name to it. :) I read something on Zen Habits a while ago, about beginning with the end in mind. This is a great time of year to do that, looking ahead to what things you'd like to see accomplished during this year. The article I read was more along the lines of what you want your obituary to say, but I like this better for now. Frank reminded me that it is also a popular Steven Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) concept, begin with the end in mind. And of course any goal written out is far more likely to be accomplished. So we are well on our way to achieving some good family-centered things for the new year!