Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

Bring my relationship with my wife back to the level it was at when we first met.  I understand that we can't 'turn back time' after 18 years of marriage and five kids.  So, what I am hoping to achieve is really something more akin to a renewed spiritual connection that is deeply rooted in a profound respect and love for each other.

I want to be able to look people in the eyes when I walk past them.  I want to be a more confident person and I'm hoping that this is the first step.

Never thought bankruptcy would be something I'd want to achieve-it always seemed to "dead-end" and "your life is OVER."  But now to me, it says, "this means you get to move back home soon.

I hope to have lost a significant amount of weight as a direct result of gastric bypass.  Its important to me because I am so unhappy being morbidly obese and my activities are too limited because of my weight.

I really want to be in serious relationship. My grandmother has Alzheimers disease and she is slowly slipping away from us... before she forgets how to communicate with me, I really want her to know that I am and will be happy with my life, and I ideally want her to meet her great-grand kids.

By this time next year I hope to do better in school. Though I have the talent to learn I don't have the work ethic. With out this trait I won't be able to go far in school and in life.

I want to have committed to a weekly volunteer job; it's important to me because I feel a void and am seeking a deeper connection with myself and society as a whole.

Honestly? There are two big things. 1) I'd like my marriage and family relationships to have gotten even better than they are now - more honest, more communicative. They're good now but we're working to make them even better. 2) I would like to have at least one book published. That's a big goal, I know. But I'm hoping! And I'm working toward it!

I would like to be able to do well enough on my PSAT to get at least a few good scholarships so I can go to the college I choose and save my parents a wad of money (big sis is in med school and I have a little sister so things might get a bit crazy in a few years). I'd also like to get a good score on my SAT for the same reason. Crossing my fingers!!

I'd like to really be settled by next year. This year has been one of many changes and uphevals, and while they were good for fun, family, friends, growth, development, wanderlust, and all sorts of things that cannot be described, I'm ready for my life to be predictable again. I want to have a circle of friends that I can count on to grab a beer with me when I need it. I want to know which grocery store has teh best deals on produce, and maybe even a little kitchen garden with rosemary and basil.

I would like to be cancer free and healthy by this time next year so that I can raise my son.

I would like to be in a committed relationship by this time next year, with a strong vision for a future together. This is important to me, because I would like to have a family of some sort and this first step seems to be where I get stuck on moving towards this goal.

Develop an idea for a mitzvah project, execute it and complete it with huge satisfaction.