33 Goals for my 33rd Year 

Tomorrow, I am turning 33. All cheesecakes may be sent to 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 to the (utmost!) care of Rev. Sara E. Robb.

Just kidding. Kind of. 

Last year, I made a list of 32 things I was thankful for on my last year of 31. In similar fashion, here we go with 33 things I want to accomplish in  this year of life; in no particular order. 

1. Finish the book I am writing

2. Advance to Tap 2

3. Master Chopin’s Nocturne in Eb Major

4. Learn Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G Minor

5. Scrapbook all my loose photos

6. Learn gardening and have a baller balcony garden

7. Pay off my small debts

8. Go back to Baja for a week

9. Visit NOLA

10. Guest preach somewhere

11. Lead a caregiving workshop for caregivers of loved ones with dementing illnesses

12. Be a guest lecturer in a seminary class; and speak on aging and ministry, spirituality and dementia or something like that

13. Lead a workshop on aging ministry

14. Prepare SBBC’s Care Partners Manual for sharing; create and lead  a 4-6 week intensive training course for helping other churches develop and implement aging ministry programs

15. Get healthy again

16. Write a caregiver devotional guide for caregivers of loved ones with chronic or dementing illnesses

17. Face and address the childhood monsters with the help of my therapist and my psychiatrist

18. Cook an outstanding meal with each of the following: lobster, crab, scallops, an excellent cut of steak  

19. Master classic hollandaise sauce

20. Create my own signature chili recipe (if blog comments venture anywhere close to the great chili fiasco of last year, I will hunt you down and shave your head)

21. Create my own signature barbecue sauce

22. Make the perfect pasta dish with my pasta maker

23. Make a cheesecake 

24. Make a container water garden for my balcony 

25. Start work on the Baja Counseling program I’ve dreamed of starting for years

26. Create a senior adult-specific lectionary for use with Church at Home and pastoral visits

27. Try Vietnamese and Korean food 

28. Master beurre blanc

29. Learn to can

30. Find an inexpensive way to ballroom dance again 

31. Stain my table a deep cherry color

32. Make cushions for the chair and bench in my office 

Plenty of things to do this year! I’m really looking forward to it. Adieu, 32.



  1. kristiporter

    That’s a big (and great) list! Hope it goes well! And happy birthday! Love ya!
    PS: For travel, sign up for Frontier Airlines and Travel Zoo newsletters. 😉

  2. Shelia Skinner

    Your list wears me out. I can recommend you to Roger Paynter and Bob Williamson as a guest preacher at FBC Decatur.

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