Happy New Year!
Last year, I created a list of resolutions, and I have to say, looking back, I get chills:
1) Quit bitting my nails - despite a setback or 2, I can safely say I am a recovering nail biter. Most days I even have polished nails! I'm considering this resolution a major success.
2) Hit the gym - I had a great spring and discovered the pool. Then I hit a major bump in my life that clearly caused me to forget how to get to the pool. I'll be recycling this resolution and working for better results.
3) Become an educated believer - I'm gonna call this a huge success and a work in progress. When I decided on this resolution, the logical side of me pictured a lot of research and cross-referencing. Umm, yea, not even close - instead, my heart and soul were touched by God's Grace and then I was truly carried through by his Grace. I learned more about my relationship with God and the Holy Spirit than I ever expected. I learned enough to know that it's only the beginning.
4) Stop the 'hemming and hawing' - I had no idea just how much this was going to play into my life. I wrote this resolution wanting to be better about making day-to-day decisions, I had no idea I'd be deciding on what direction my life needed to be on. Again, this is a successful work in progress and the success is truly by the Grace of God.
1) Continue to learn and grow in my Faith and my relationship with God. Some specifics in this area are to attend daily mass, at least semi-regularly and learn more about the history of the Catholic church and our traditions. And yes, I realize I'm going all cross-referencing and research again here, but I'm trusting that if i start in 'my' direction, His direction will become clear. (Hey, it worked last year, right?)
2) Hit the gym. Thanks to Sara's resolution, I'll also be hitting the pavement. Thanks to a great Couch to 5K Program I'm looking forward to success this year! I'm also really looking forward to getting back into the pool, I miss my time in the water.
3) No more procrastinating. I did really well with the ending of the hemming and hawing, I think it's time to quit the procrastinating. This will be as hard to quit as the nail biting, but I'm determined. I can be seriously lazy and love to put off what should be done today until tomorrow. Or next week. Gotta cut it out.
Most importantly, I wish you and those you love a happy, healthy 2010!