It’s already 2014.
This has really crept up on me this year. I put so much into celebrating the Christmas season and planning our time with family following the holiday that I’ve hardly thought about my resolutions. In fact, I couldn’t tell you what mine were this last year. Shoot.
In 2012, Matt and I wrote down a list of goals in January and you know what? We accomplished (by the Lord’s grace only) every single one of them. What?! Does that really happen? Well it did. 2013 saw a gradual end come to my daily journaling. Again, I couldn’t tell you why exactly.. maybe just because I refused to wake up in time to do it in the morning. This is why I can’t tell you my most recent resolutions. There was nothing done to keep track of them. That makes me sad.
Lecrae, one of my favorite music artists, made a solid point on social media yesterday. While we may use the turn of the new year to give a clean slate, God allows us to wake up with the same every day. So in case I (we) fold on these goals/ resolutions early- let’s remember we can always start over tomorrow.
So without further ado, my list of goals for 2014:
1. Journaling/ Bible Study: Restart. Journaling is less of a ritual for me and more of a way for me to get my thoughts out. In regard to its relationship with the Word, it allows me to digest the wealth of information on paper, to make better sense of its intent and application. I hope this will allow me to know myself better in God’s eyes and who I am today, in a fairly new role of being a wife, but still maintaining my identity.
2. Being a better wife: This sounds so generic, but I know what I mean. There are ways I feel I’m excelling at this whole wifery stuff (is that a word? because spell-check is saying no). And then there are times I can feel the snowball of failure gaining speed and girth as it crashes down an endless mountain, with me right in the middle. How’s that for some imagery? Per my friend, Elise’s suggestion, I’ve downloaded the Wife After God devotional to hit the ground running. Also, I got it on my kindle from Amazon for 99 cents. <–no idea how that happened.
3. Working with intent: It’s so easy to go to work and do the pharmacist thing and come home and be done with it. But truly, this field takes so much continuing education to stay afloat with all the constant changes taking place. Instead of completing CE to maintain my license, I’d love to make it a priority to complete them for the knowledge they afford. And this also includes just loving people more while donning that white coat. Sometimes all they need is a big hug and an ear to listen about their day.
4. Make Wilmington ours: Matt and I both agree we could make more of an effort to explore this city; we could do more to create our community here. Corporate worship hasn’t been so easy since getting jobs in the retail sector, but we have yet to really make a valiant effort in making this a priority. This could involve becoming members of a local organization, volunteering locally, attending sponsored events, finally moving our church membership, etc.
5. Hello, patience: As I was moving our 7 foot Christmas tree outside by myself yesterday (Matt was at work and I was determined) and our sweet pup was doing everything in his power to get in the way, I realized I need more patience. Yes, more thoughts/choice words occurred where that last comma is, but for all our sake, I have chosen to withhold any further details. Really, I have grown just a little less patient in all areas of my life. While this seems like it might be the simplest, I feel it will prove otherwise. But here goes nothing!
What are your new year’s goals// resolutions? Anything big planned for the new year?
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