Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

New year, fresh start.

2011 brought lots of changes to my life.

I ended a 3.5 year relationship. I started a new relationship. I graduated law school, studied for the GA bar exam, started my new job, passed the bar exam, was sworn in to the court system, ended a relationship (on good terms! no worries!), began re-energizing my relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ, and re-learned that I love crafting.

It's been a busy year to say the least.

But I feel like I am making some extremely positive changes, and I feel more excited about life than I have been for a while. The sky is my limit! haha!

I've been thinking about what my New Year's resolutions are. And I've also been thinking about the concept of resolutions in general. Most people say they don't make resolutions because they always break them. Well, making a resolution means that you are resolving to do something. We resolve to do things all the time. So why is it so hard to make New Year's resolutions and actually keep them? Maybe we shoot too high. Maybe we don't take it seriously. Maybe we expect that we are going to fail, so we don't give it as much effort from the beginning as we should.

Now, if any of you know me at all, you know that I am a very stubborn person. Once I make up my mind that I want something or I am going to do a certain thing, I usually follow through. So, this year, I have made resolutions. Not any of those weak "do better, try harder" types of resolutions. I have resolved my stubborn will to accomplish these three things. (Just three! Not too difficult!)

  1. Lose 20 lbs by July. I've slowly inched up the scale for the past few years. It's time to make a lifestyle change. I resolve to be healthy.
  2. Stop putting off learning new things. I've been saying for years that I want to learn to sing, I want to learn to fluently speak a foreign language, or I want to take up piano playing again. My resolution is to stop saying these in future tense. When I want to learn to do something, I don't put it off. I start learning it THEN.
  3. Live every day as if the only thing that matters is to be closer to God. I let school and relationships get in the way of that so many times in the past. God deserves more than a couple minutes a day from me. He deserves my all. So, I resolve to take every step as a step towards intimacy with God. If something is leading me away from time with Him, then I stop that activity. I've already been on my way to getting back to where I need to be with Him, and I can't wait to see where this journey takes me in the future.
So. That's my plan for this year. I'm excited!

Did you make resolutions? What did you decide?


  1. The relationship you "ended" was that the same one that was 3.5 years? I know that is an odd question but come on it's me here lol, but aside from that one point I really enjoyed reading this and it seems like you have everything pretty much figured out but I feel like you caught me up on everything that I had you dear!

  2. No. That list of updates was listed in order. Love you, too, Jonjon!

  3. I plan to learn a new language too. Heard Spanish is easy, did you make any choice?

  4. I've learned some Spanish in the past, so I'm working some on that. I'm still far from fluent, but it's coming along. I tried a little French, but I'm not learning it very quickly.