Resources & Goals: 2/18 – 2/24 Driving to Alabama Edition

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Tonight I’m posting my goals for the week late because I drove from Oviedo, Florida to Montgomery, Alabama earlier today. If you have children, you have to know how hard it is to do a road trip with a 9 year old and a 5 year old. Thank God for electronic devices and snacks and rest stops and satellite radio.

Last week I set some goals. I met some and had to push back others. Either way, I’m happy with what I accomplished. My goal was to write at least 2,500 words last week but I only wrote 2,200. I was a little bit bummed but I thought about it. I didn’t write one word on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If I were still active on MySpace my page would show that I am feeling accomplished. I drank 8 glasses of water everyday and I dropped off items at the Salvation Army. I’m really upset that I didn’t get a chance to finish Attorney Client Privilege but I’ll knock it out tomorrow. And, I’m crazy ashamed that I didn’t give Jesus all the time I set aside for him. So, here are the goals for this week.


  1. I decided to consecrate during Lent. I’m giving up beef until Easter and I’m going to continue my goal to spend at least 30 minutes in the word daily.
  2. Finish Attorney Client Privilege.
  3. Lose at least 2 pounds this week. I’m tired of being fat and have blogged about it before. I lost just over 8 pounds last month. I’m gonna see if I can do a repeat over the next 30 days.
  4. Write at least 3 79ers this week and get in 2500 words.


  • Well, it has been established that I’m trying to drop some poundage. To keep track of my water intake, calories, and exercise I use Spark People. If you join, friend me. I’m Makasha.
  • I like movies so I tend to rent from Redbox about one time a week. Well, I might get a few more movies in since they are offering 10 Days of Deals. The promo code you receive daily dictates your deal. This is offered as a text message promo only.
  • My Facebook friend Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland wrote a powerful entry over at Black and Married with Kids. While the entry was geared to single-women, I think all women and men should know the dangers of getting emotionally involved with a married person.
  • My favorite editor Shonell Bacon wrote an informative piece  called Breaking the Literary Atrophy over at The Blood Red Pencil.
  • At all cost, avoid using the word very in written communication. I’ve found that I’ve become lazy and use very a little too much. Maybe I should avoid a lot as well.

So, this post is late but I’m determined to keep up my goals—even late. Do you have any goals set? What are they? Have you come across some good tidbits online that can help others become better wives, mothers, and stewards? If so, comment below.

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on

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