This is my first post of 2013. Yes, I am 12 days late. January is a time of renewal for the entire world. It’s a new year! Time to make some resolutions. This time of year you will find full gyms, full churches, and hearts ready to receive whatever the new year brings their way. Of course we all want good things brought our way – relationships, healthier weights, and more money usually top most people’s lists of New Year desires.
Looking at 2012, I did a lot with a year that really gave me little to work with. I started a new job. I went on my first missionary trip which was also my first trip outside of the United States. I’m not unlike the rest of the world, I have goals and dreams for 2013, but I’d like to think at least some of mine are attainable. For instance, I’ve resolved to not eat lunch at my desk. I’ll go out and eat in the break room or downstairs in the cafeteria. I have been doing this for two weeks now and it makes the day go faster and gets me away from the computer screen. Another “small” resolution, to take time to meditate and pray daily. I am doing this with the help of a devotional book that I am going through with a group of three girlfriends. Of course I have larger goals too, but it is important for us all to realize how quickly the little changes can add up to big change.
I think one of the best ways to hold yourself accountable for changes you would like to make is by telling people your goals. Your friends and family can hold you accountable.
So how did you kick off your 2013? I started mine with a facial and all day long enjoyed my hair in all of its blown out glory.