Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I generally don't make New Year's resolutions. I just don't feel like I should have to pick something to change just because it's a certain day. I also don't think I should wait until the New Year to try and change things if they need to be changed. However, at a New Year's Eve party I was basically forced to come up with one for a little game we played. So, I wrote down something I've been thinking about for a little while. The short version is to start being more submissive to/content with God's will for my life. The more I've thought about it, though, the more I realize that part of the problem is that I've been placing expectations on myself that are only serving to cause me stress and anxiety. So, my new improved resolution is to start being just me (or rather the me that God has made me). 1. I am not the Pioneer Woman. I hate cooking, and almost wish it was ok to eat pbj or popcorn for every meal. 2. I am not Martha Stewart. My house is not spic and span and flawlessly decorated, and that's OK. Perhaps I'll grow more like them in time, but I'm going to try not to worry about it. God made me who I am on purpose, and banging my head against the wall trying to be something different doesn't work. God mad me because he wants to use ME for his purpose, and I'm going to try to embrace that. So, there it is - my New Year's resolution. I guess now that I wrote it down, I actually have to stick to it. Here are a couple of pics from Christmas. We had a great visit, and we're already ready to go back!

So what's your resolution? Care to write it down and be stuck with it like me?


Jamie said...

This is tough and something I've also been thinking about from a spiritual perspective. One thing is that I want to carry over and continue developing from last year is a focused effort to let Ashley set the lead, pace, etc., for our family with decisions, moves, and together time. This is challenging sometimes because I'm naturally much more the planner. The other thing is service, especially now that I am unemployed.

k-train said...

You go girl! And I say to just eat that PB&J every meal and the popcorn. Why not? Popcorn is healthy. :)