A Plan for the Year Ahead

12 Themes

In previous years I made goals on my birthday.
On my 27th birthday, I made 27 goals.
On my 28th birthday, I made 28 goals.

This year, I'm trying something new: "Themes of the Month."

I'll come up with specific goals within the month that deal with the given theme.

Hopefully this will be a meaningful way to explore and savor this whole year!

Also, you may have noticed a redesign of the blog.
It's something I had been hoping to do for over 2 years.
It's a new template and a new title, and there might be more small changes ahead.

I'm still "the Lady Pastor" but with more of a focus.
The goal of this online space will transition to "Everyday Expeditions."
I hope to share more about how to see the everyday parts of life as opportunities for adventure.
 I'll share more of my own little adventures and lots of photography.
All the topics I love will stick around: music, nature, faith, and writing.

I hope you'll continue to join me! Thank you for reading.



  1. Can't wait to see what your creativity creates each month. It will be an amazing adventure. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Thanks, Mike! I'm excited to see where the road will go!

  2. I love the new look! Best wishes and blessings with your goals and new blog adventures!

    1. Thanks, Amy! The blog has been a fun creative outlet, and I'm excited to explore the new format.

  3. Love your new look! I am wondering why you saved cooking for the last month! Best for last maybe?

    1. Thank you, Kasey! Yes, best for last. And by then, you'll have some new, awesome Chinese recipes to share with me. :)