Yep, I am totally into New Year's Resolutions. I love them. I don't care if I break them come January's end. It's enough for me that I tried. That I set some goals. That I have taken an inventory of the things I want to do a little better and the things I want to avoid all together.
And so, I present you with a small snapshot into my list of New Year's Resolutions.
1. Lose the baby weight. Yeah, it's cliche', but if there's ever a time to list it as a resolution, right after having a baby seems like a good time to me. A friend and I are joining Weight Watchers next week. And I'm thrilled. WW helped me lose weight after Drew was born (alright... a year after Drew was born) and I'm excited for the hope that I can start wearing my clothes again sometime soon.
2. Read the Bible every day. Now, I could have moved this to "Item #1" and probably should have, but in an effort to be transparent, the weight loss was the first thing that came to mind, and I just want you to know that I'm keeping it real.
The hubby and I got a chronological study Bible for Christmas and it's fascinating. The books of this Bible aren't in the "canonical" order... they actually go chronologically, so you could be reading in 1 Kings and it will jump to a Psalm or a chapter of 1 Chronicles. I am really hoping that this gives me a fresh perspective on my knowledge of the Bible. I plan to read through this Bible in a year - something I've never done before but have always wanted to do.
3. Become more financially disciplined. Our church frequently offers the Dave Ramsey course, and a preview class begins tomorrow night. My dear hubby handles all our finances to the point that I often can't even remember where we bank. Ignorance in this case, is probably not bliss. It's about time I grow up and take some responsibility. Bleh...
4. Blog more. Hey - you can hold me accountable for this one! In the craziness of daily life, I often put the blog on the backburner. Which is probably fine. It's just that this blog allows me the opportunity to practice my writing skills, something I resolve to work on more regularly this year.
And I think I'll stop right there. With a four year old in my house, everything usually happens in 4's for him. Four carrots on his dinner plate, four books at night, four more minutes in the backyard.
And four resolutions to begin the new year.
What have you resolved to do? I'd love to hear from you!