5.30.2006

He Shoots...He Scores!

I don't think I've ever set summertime goals, but why not start now? There are definitely a few things I'm aiming for this summer, so I'll go ahead and list them as official goals.

- Teach Cole how to surf: This is actually more his goal than mine, but my goal is to be faithful to the slow process of teaching a 9-year old how to surf which means missing out on lots of good surf sessions of my own. However, the payoff could be every surfing dad’s dream of sharing the waves with his kids.

- Convince my daughter she's not in danger of shark attacks: Until recently, Kayla also wanted to learn to surf. That is until I bought her the book detailing Bethany Hamilton's story. Bethany was fourteen and climbing her way up the surfing ranks when a shark bit off one of her arms. Despite that, she's made a come back and is continuing her surfing career. I thought it would be inspiring...Kayla saw the story a little differently!

- Begin My Thesis: I have a year to complete it, but my tendency will be to put it off for far too long. I'm going to try to get a head start on it!

- Quit biting my nails: Okay, this is a goal I've been setting since I was about 12, but sooner or later I'll get it figured out. My nails are gross and I think that shame my actually be a motivating factor this time around.

2 comments:

Eric Venable said...

DUDE ....

you are NUMBER ONE in my book. taking time away from work to focus on your children. NUMBER ONE in my book. setting goal for the summer... NUMBER ONE in my book.

you are NUMBER ONE in the nation....

i wonder when someone besides me will figure this out...

if only there was a church mag dedicate to posting list of guys who are NUMBER ONE


you would be at the top of my list...

sorry ... i had to get you.

Dave Miers said...

that one-armed surfing girl was recently here on the central coast of new south wales in australia. she's a trooper isn't she!!!! she's a sister in Christ too from memory.
no summer goals for me... winter officially started 51 minutes ago here in australia!