Goals for 2019

1 year, 7 months ago 9
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Chester in a state of bliss, puppies sleep a lot!


I stopped making resolutions years ago, but I do try to establish some goals of things I really want to to each year, this is my 2019 list!


(1) I want to learn to think more like Jesus.  To genuinely love others, never judge, but share his love and compassion.


(2) I want to be a better husband and seek to tuly help Sherelene, day to day.  This is a tough one as she works very hard and we don’t have as much time together as I would like, but she needs someone to take up the slack, and I am volunteering!


(3)  I want to learn to be a more effective servant.  The world needs more people to do the work and less watching and managing, I need to put in more time as a worker.


(4)  I hope to be a better friend to those who have honored me by being a friend to me!    In life we have lots of acquaintances but few real friends, I’m honored to have the few I do, and I hope in this year I will give back far more than I have to them!


(5)  I hope to work hard at becoming a better teacher.  I love to share and I want to do it as effectively as I can. Running workshops with Jack has been a joy and I want to add to the value of what we offer in every way!!!


(6)  I truly intend to enjoy my own photography more this year, the gear is so much better and I am going to dive deep again into the joy of just shooting and being out there!!!


(7)  My goal is to learn Luminar 2018 well enough to make it my most often used post processing program!


(8)  I hope to “once again” get committed to traveling lighter, especially with my photo gear!!!!   I’ll keep you posted on that!


(9)  I’m truly committed to continue to ignore the media and whatever those idiots are doing in Washington, and thus be a happier guy!!!


(10)  Lastly, I got Chester in early December bcause I wanted to have the whole winter to enjoy time with him, watch him grow and train him to be the good dog I know he will be!  Speaking of growth, on December 7th when we brought him home he weighed 12 pounds, three weeks later at his next Vet appointment he wighed 22 pounds, the Vet said, “Bill, Chester is going to be a big ole boy!”  Can’t wait, enjoying “almost” every minute of it!  (If you have a puppy you know it’s not all joy, but it is part of the process!!!




the pilgrim

9 Responses

  1. Jim in Bloomington says:

    I don’t know how you could be a better friend than you are already. You already are at the top..

  2. Bill Fortney says:

    Thanks to having friends like you, “We are but a reflection of the best we surround ourselves with….”
    Some one famous or infamous made that quote!?

  3. David W. says:

    You have some very laudable goals. We need a lot of people borrowing them starting with me.

  4. Your 2019 goals are very close to the goals I’ve set for myself.

    Wishing you, your family, and your friends the very best in 2019. Hope to catch up with you again soon.


  5. Johnny Boyd says:


    I hope to borrow a few of your goals and I hope you don’t mind. You and Tony have been so instrumental in to my photography that I don’t thank I will ever be able to thank you both enough. So, the least I can do is try to take a few of your goals and incorporate them in to me as a person. Thanks again and have a great New Year.

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