I know what you’re thinking – more resolutions to read? Aren’t I a little late with this?
I’ve just been thinking about this coming year and what I want, and it’s taken me a while to come up with the right words.
2009 was actually a pretty good year, if I consider the few years before it. We finally had a year with no major medical issues in my family – no heart attacks, no 5 am phone calls, no ER visits or emergency surgeries – and I am extremely grateful for that. After 2 years of craziness, it seemed to calm down for us in 2009.
I’m not sure what 2010 will bring, but I want to be ready.
I don’t really make “New Year’s Resolutions”, but there are things that I would love to see happen this year so I’m just going to put them out there.
To be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend.
To trust God more and lean on myself less.
To find a job that I love. I want to be excited about what I do and use my education and my passions every day.
To make a difference in someone else’s life and stop thinking about myself so much.
To wear high heels more often. I feel awesome when I do; I’m just too lazy to really dress up most days, and I shouldn’t be! Go me for doing this today!
To do things I’ve never done before: bake my own sourdough bread and biscuits (soon!), travel more (soon!), hike new trails, try new foods, wear patterned tights, …
To cook even more. I want to try new recipes and make up more of my own.
To have this in February (more on that later).
To read more, to write more, to get out my Pampaw’s old guitar this year and learn to play again (or at least attempt it).
To find peace and joy every day, no matter what happens around me.
To spend as much time with family and friends as possible. They are my everything and I don’t know what I would do without them.
To stop worrying about things I cannot control.
To not miss a moment of this year.
To not sit out of something because I’m scared or nervous or anxious.
To embrace everything I’ve been given and stop pining over the things I haven’t.
I look at some of these things and think they’re totally possible and I know that they’ll happen. And then there are some that I’m not so sure about, but I’m putting them out there regardless.
I want to know that the things I’m striving for are worth it for me.
I’ve read through many resolutions that have been posted and heard a lot from other people and I had to really think about these things. The things I want. The things that are important to me. If I’m constantly striving for what other people have or their goals or their wants, I’m never going to find that peace and joy because I won’t be going after what I want.
So here they are – for me to read and remember at the end of this year.
And who knows what it will bring?
We’re only 6 days in, but I have a good feeling about this year.
What are you goals for this year?