Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year... Happy New Me!

It comes around once a year.... it is the time a year people are told to sit and think about what they want in life and make goals to reach those ambitions. Today is New Year's Day... as my Daddy said today "this is the first day of a new year. You have a clean slate and get to decide what you want your life to look like." So as I sit here I think about what I want in life.... so these are my New Year's Resolutions for 2013!

1. Know Jesus better. I don't want to just have my quiet time or read the bible.... I want to KNOW Jesus. I want to KNOW His word.... breath it. Live by it. Speak it. I want to be set apart and known as being a child of the Most High King. I want my life to reflect my Beloved and I want Him to receive glory through everything I do and say.

2. Go back to Africa. I miss those babies... I miss that language. I miss the way they abandon everything and get on their faces before the Lord. I miss my precious Daniel. I miss the way he fit perfectly in my arms and the sound of his sweet voice when he sang "Stand Up...Stand Up for Jesus!"

3. Get Healthy. I have wanted/needed to make a lifestyle change for a long time now. I have a trainer, who I used when I first moved back to Midlothian, that I am going to be meeting with twice a week again starting next week. Hopefully, I will see a change in my life and for the better!

4. Be a Light at School. I have been given such an incredible opportunity to be a teacher. I get to be in contact with my kiddos more in a day than their parents will. That gives me the awesome position to be a light to kiddos that may not get it anywhere else. I have the chance to love well, forgive, teach, mold, care for, and encourage. It's a pretty neat place to be in...

Basically-- I want to complete the things on my Bucket List. I think that because I am going to be turning 28 in October 2013 I would like to do these 28 things (some may be repeats from above):

-Memorize and know scripture
-Achieve goal weight
-Run a 5K without stopping/Become a runner
-Begin learning a new language
-Travel back to Kenya
-Be a mentor to someone
-Perform a kind deed to 28 people (years of how old I will be) without expecting anything in return
-Write a letter to my friends that mean the most to me and let them know
-Learn to play guitar
-Go on a road trip
-Bake a cake for someone special
-Allow myself to be vulnerable
-Go skiing
-Read 10 books by October--or more-- (at least one a month)
-Go stay at a hotel by myself and just "get away" from life for a night.
-Help someone in need.
-Do something crazy and out of character
-Encourage staff at my school weekly
-Make a difference
-Go to a casino
-Buy an expensive perfume for myself
-Go camping
-Finish movie suggestion list 
-Go on a non-budget shopping spree
-Play in the rain
-Learn to play chess
-Go out dancing with my friends
-Keep a jar and fill it with notes of good things that happen throughout the year and read them on NYE

Excited for this new year and to see what experiences the Lord allows me to go through!

1 comment:

  1. YES! You HAVE to do it! I did everything I wanted to do in 2012 & that attitude is already carrying over in 2013!!! I'm going to be on you to do these things!!!!