THE ME PROJECT 5-Day Challenge Day #1 Write it down.


I apologize for now getting that song stuck in your head – but what better way to kick off our week of “Just Keep Swimming” than being seranaded by Dory?

So what’s your Project for Day #1? Just write something down. That’s it. Now that’s not too scary, is it?

OK – let me be a little more specific.

I want you to spend some time writing down your dreams, your hopes, your “what if”‘s. All those someday things that you want to get to… someday. Brainstorm, be free! (Or if you want a little more direction, read my article on How to Create a 50/50 Journal.)

Now, I want you to pick one of those dreams, goals or crazy ideas, and post it here on the blog. I know, it’s a little scary. But trust me, this is a safe space. For every brave persone who posts their one thing (big or little, huge and crazy, or totally do-able,) I will enter you into the drawing for this journal:

It’s the same “Irish Blessing” journal that started this whole idea for me about writing my goals down.

So post something here by Wednesday at midnight and you will be entered into the drawing. And everyone who comments this whole week will be entered into our drawing for THE DORY AWARD. (The gian stuffed Dory from Finding Nemo.)

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  1. Judy Parker says:

    My dream is to write a book…someday soon. :-)

  2. Danica Tolman says:

    Ooh, it’s hard to pick just one! One of my big goals to Make Every Room in My House Beautiful. This will require interior design lessons and putting money aside, but eventually I will do it! Another goal is to Learn How to Make Gourmet Chocolates…Yum!

  3. This morning after church, I acquired a new “dream” – actually, it’s a specific way to fulfill TWO of the goals I have in my 50/50 journal!!! (Two for one! Love that!) The goals I’m referring to are: 1. Go on a family (or couples) missions trip & 2. Promote orphan care with a new project/ministry/funding source.

    Yesterday my heart was tugged so much toward seeking out a way to go this summer to an orphanage to do some missions work with my husband (we had an international adoption not come to pass last year, and we know the Lord’s closing of doors is as loving as His opening of them, but the burden for the orphan has remained so heavy in my heart). I emailed the director of our church adoption/orphan care ministry just on a whim that perhaps a trip was being planned, and today he told me they haven’t announced it yet, but they are planning a trip to Kenya in early summer!

    So, after that rather long intro… My dream here is to raise the money for my husband and I to go on this Kenya missions trip and to find childcare for our kiddos while we’re away, if it’s the Lord’s will for us to go.

    Looking forward to reading all the dreams being shared this week!!!!

  4. My dream is to have my novel published and to complete the sequel.

  5. Not particularly profound, but my goal is to turn one of the bedrooms into my office. Of course, that requires an archeological dig through boxes we moved in there four years ago….

  6. I just wanted to share a word of testimony. I have been thinking about going back to school. I met a old friend for lunch and her first words were “Are you in school?” She happend to see my laptop. Someone else asked me about being in school. I had a job interview back on 2/9/2011 and I prayed to God that if I was blessed with this particular job position, it would mean that He wants me to go back to school. On this past Wednesday morning, I walked into work and found a flyer for an open house at our local university scheduled for March 2. They are willing to waive the application fee if I attend the open house. Later that day, I was offered the job. I am so excited about my new job location as it is just over 2 miles away from my home. I currently drive about 50 or so miles one way to work. I am still not sure as to what area of study I will choose but I am praying for God’s direction and leading. I ask for your prayers as I look for God to continue to confirm His direction and purpose for my life.

  7. I said all of that to say that it is my dream to go back to school to earn a Master’s Degree.

  8. My Big dream is to finish the first book of my 7 book series (only 2 chapters left)- Find an agent and publisher and work/complete all 7 books. Your theme is “Just keep swimming”. Mine is “Discipline”. I am having to focus in on my time management by disciplining myself to complete the goal that are set before me.

  9. One of my dreams is to visit Prince Edward Island with my daughter. She’s 4 right now, but I’m hoping when she is 10-14 she will have read the Anne of Green Gables books and want to go on a mother-daughter trip with me to explore Anne of Green Gables country.

  10. My dream is to cruise around the British Isles. My slightly more likely, but still a dream is to remodel my bathroom and kitchen. All require supernatural intervention. :D

  11. One of my goals is to lose 20 pounds. So I started today by walking on the treadmill for 15 minutes. It’s a start.

    BTW…love the new book!

  12. I am working on the GIVE project. I am intentionally giving of myself, my time, and /or resources every day. Makes for some interesting stories.
    Thanks Kathi for inspiriring me.

  13. I want to create things and sell them on

  14. I want to outline a fiction book and then write it!

  15. I want to help plant a church that plants other churches… to be a part of a needed movement here in the United States. In this I hope to also pursue the goal of public speaking/teaching.

  16. I am on the ground floor of buildin my own photo business. It has been a life dream of mine… And I am finally ready… Building my website now :)

  17. The big thing on my mind lately is to learn to play the piano. I’ve always loved piano music and would love to be able to play it myself. So on the bucket list it goes – when the kids get out of the house, I’ll be taking piano lessons!

  18. My husband calls these “BHAGs” = Big Hairy Audacious Goals!

    Be a published non-fiction author and national speaker.

    And thanks to ready “The Me Project,” back in January, I am daily chiseling my way at that goal. Thanks for being the God-whisper in my ear, Kathi! The one that said: “It’s time.”

  19. If only I learned to edit my comments before posting…that is to say…

    …thanks to READING “The Me Project.” back in January…

  20. Get up at 6am and be ready before everyone else for the day:)

  21. My goal is to sew, creating one piece of clothing a week. Also need to complete my 50/50 list…it’s currently stuck at 37/50 :)

  22. Laura Kramer says:

    Published author and speaker.

  23. Kathi, love it, love it, love the 50/50 journal!!! I’ve been doing “bucket lists” for several years now of things I want to do before I die. One of them is to write a book–and I have finally STARTED! I know it’s going to be a slow process since I am a single mom who works full time, but this is one example of something I try to work at little by little each day, that I “keep on swimming” at as I plod along.

  24. My dream is to compose, sing, and play music to inspire and encourage people.

  25. Terri Goehner says:

    Goal…make healthier food choices. So first step, cleaned out frig and pantry, threw out all junk food. Next step is to purchase more fruit and veggies at the Farmer’s Market.

  26. Goal? You mean besides sending papers back to teachers without food stains on them? Really, I think God is arousing a “Holy Curiosity” to start a blog. I keep bumping into it everywhere. My other big one is to figure out how be more connected with friends and family. I want to learn how to live “I love you” instead of just saying it.

  27. One of my goals/dreams is to have my own business whether it be baking, photography, party planning, or something. Being creatively expressive now how to get there ??

  28. This year I will be 40 and I have a 3, 4, and 11 year old at home. When I asked myself what my dream was I realized that I am living a dream of family life. It’s not always pretty. And it might not be everyone elses dreams.

    I’m not making money or starting a business. But I remember when I was young wanting to be a mom. So here I am in that stage of life. I’d like a closer walk with God and I work on that each day. I believe my life was to serve others and maybe after my children are gone I might realize what my other dreams are. So I’m not going to beat myself up about that now but press on for the work God has for me now. That is my dream to succeed at raising them well and reaping those rewards later;)

    God bless Shawna

  29. Lose my belly. Lose the clutter in my house.
    I’m looking forward to puttin together my support team of cheerleaders!

  30. Write a book about a person from a famous Bible story that no one ever talks about.

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