Thoughts By Natalie

goals update.

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It’s been one month since I shared my new goals with you for life back in California, and today I want to update you on my progress thus far…

Goal #1: Read the bible in a year.
Though I’m at least a week behind, I’m still moving forward. I’ve learned so much already! Since I didn’t grow up reading the Bible, I missed out on all of the Old Testament stories they teach the kiddos in Sunday School. It’s fascinating to have a broader context and learn more and more about who God is and how he’s interacted with human beings in the past.

Goal #2: Run 25-30 miles per week.
So far, so good! Starting last week (our first week back in California), I began training towards the 25-30 mile goal. I mapped out the most perfect loop route that starts at our apartment and is full of hills—which are not fun at the time, but are an absolute game-changer when it comes to getting fit fast. Each run gets easier and easier, and I’m thoroughly enjoying having running be part of my daily life again. Also, Maggie makes a pretty great running buddy!

Goal #3: Be committed and involved in our church.
So far, we have been attending church regularly and loving being back at the church that came to feel so much like a home before we moved to Texas. It’s been nice to attend services with Karen and Greg, as it makes us feel that much more connected to the church body (and to our friends, for that matter). The church-wide women’s bible study begins in September and I’ll certainly be in attendance!

Goal #4: Get published in another publication/online magazine.
As I’ve continued to pursue outlets to get myself out there, I landed a pretty awesome opportunity and got published on The Conversation! If you missed it, you can read my article here. Also, I managed to sneak in one more article in the September issue of Darling Magazine. Such a blessing! (You can read it when it’s published by snagging your very own copy here—it’s $20 for the print issue and just $5 for the digital.)

Are you working on any goals right now? Do share!

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  • Emily H.
    August 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I have a goal of running 50 miles by the end of the year. I’m trying to be consistent with it, but I’ve only gone 3 miles so far (I usually run roughly a mile and a half when I do run) so I have 47 miles left before December 31. I am trying to keep posting my progress on Facebook to let other know and help keep me accountable/motivated

  • epalm25
    August 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I absolutely love reading your blog. So simple, relatable, and sweet. I look forward to reading your blog when I sit down with my coffee in the morning. Thanks for the inspiration and sincerity!

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      August 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you for your encouragement! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the content…and that you read it with your coffee in the morning. So perfect :)

  • Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection
    September 5, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I just wanted to tell you that I am in LOVE with your blog! I found you on pinterest and can’t wait to see more!!