So it's 2013. Um, duh. Since I was sick on New Year's Eve, I didn't really get to do the whole "yay for the new year! Auld Lang Syne! thing. So eleven days into the year, I'm thinking about some resolutions. I'm not a "stick your resolutions on your bathroom mirror and review them everyday type of person," but I do think the new year is a great time to reflect and dream about ways to grow and improve.
Normally, my goals are just a journal thing, but one of my blogging goals for this year is to get a little more personal, so I figured this might be a good first step. Without further fanfare or drumrolls, here are my "goals" for 2013:
- Take it deeper and closer with Christ. Truthfully, this is a goal every year. My salvation in Christ is my everything. It's the reason that I live, my purpose, my strength. Despite that, I haven't been building my relationship with Him like I want to. So, that is what I hope to do this year.
- Become a morning person. Eric and I have some lofty goals to eventually start waking up at 6am, workout, do a devotion, eat a nutritious breakfast, etc. Here's the thing: we LOVE sleeping. We're, like, really good at it. So this one will be tough.
- Learn Spanish. I'm know a little, but I haven't focused on it since High School. Eric and I are going to do Rosetta stone together, which I'm excited about. Bonus: my sister-in-law is Honduran so I'm sure we'll be getting some in-person conversations/pointers too!
- Exercise 3x a week. Eric and I suck at exercising. I'm convinced it's because we both played sports our whole lives, so it's just hard to understand why anyone would enjoy running without holding a ball in their hands. But, since it's really difficult to find adult women who want to play sports (that's a whole other topic), we're going to focus on running and strength building.
- Do a 30-day cleanse. Eric isn't in on this one ("heck no! I'm not giving up bacon!") but I have been wanting to do something like this for a while, solely for my skin. I've read a lot about what we eat being a direct reflection of our skin, so I'm cutting out dairy and processed grains for a month. I've been doing it for a few days now, and just like I figured, I'm not very good at it.
- Read 6 spiritual development books. We have a whole bookshelf of great books about faith, but I'm a tried-and-true fiction reader. Last year, my goal was to read 12 of this type of book and I read... one. Fail. So, I cut the goal in half so maybe I can fail less hard.
- Journal more. I write a journal because after I become famous, it will be worth millions of dollars and keep generations and generations of my family wealthy. Juuuuust kidding. Journaling helps me focus and it often leads to times of prayer and thankfulness. I have kept a journal for the past 6 years, but I am more of a "once a month" journal. I want 2013 to be a "once a week" journal kind of year.