Friday, January 11, 2013
There is something in me that resists the idea of New Year’s resolutions, because it allows me to put things off until a new year, and then feel suddenly overwhelmed by so many goals. However, as each New Year rolls by, I get the urge to start afresh; to aim a little bit higher and to work a little bit more intentionally on the things that matter the most. And so, once again, I made a list of resolutions, this time for the year 2013.
2013 is a year full of unknowns for me. Many things could change, and yet a lot could remain the same. Both directions are a part of life, and I would welcome either path full heartedly. I am filled with anticipation (and, quite honestly, a little anxiety) when I think about the minutes, hours, days, weeks and months ahead; the potential in each and every moment. Through it all, I hope to remain steadfast in a few things:
+make confession a more regular part of my relationship with God.
+memorize the book of James from the Bible.
+spend less time on the internet. I have already deleted my twitter and facebook accounts as an attempt to clear some space in my life for more important things.
+read more books.
+cook delicious meals and bake scrumptious desserts (and eat them, too).
+celebrate more birthdays and anniversaries.
+focus less on me and more on others (another reason for stepping away from twitter and facebook).
+document more moments that teach me about joy and contentment.
+live on less.
Here is to a beautiful New Year, whatever it may hold in store.