But not necessarily in that order. or maybe I will. I'm going to surprise you!
Happy New Year, ya'll! Only 11 days late! Our family rang in the New Year with another family we are close to, and had a great time. Learned a new card game too, which is always appreciated.
Now down to nuts and bolts. Brass tacks. The point. I don't like New Year's resolutions. This idea that the beginning of a subjective calendar year is the only time for self reflection and assessment is kind of ludicrous. This is why I like to make major life changes about three weeks after the New Year. Last year I quit smoking, so I am coming up on one year. Are there changes I would like to make in my life? Of course, but I think I am going to go about this in a baby steps kind of way.
Last year I decided I wanted to try reading the Bible in one year, which I didn't do. Somewhere around August, I accepted that it was going to take longer than a year, because I hadn't been consistant with it. I am currently four months behind schedule, but honestly, if I read the Bible consistantly for a half hour to an hour a day, I could finish by February. Then will I start again? I am not sure. Our shepherd group is considering a read through, but I will not start with them. I would pick up when I am done where they are currently.
Which leads me to another goal: Quiet time in the morning. I could give you 50 different excuses as to why I "can't" do this. But honestly, it's laziness. I used to get up way before the rest of the family to get ready for work for two years. I got up at the very last minute, 6:40am, but that is earlier than I get up now. What if I started off getting up at 6:40am, and then perhaps earlier as I get accustomed to it?
So here's another thing I could work on: use of electronics, tv, email etc., and the consequential constant multi-tasking I end up doing. For example, it is 12:20am right now, and I am writing this blog post while also trying to watch a tv show with Kim. First of all, WHY AM I NOT IN BED? Second: why am I not spending this time completely with my husband, so we can discuss this show and both know what the other is talking about? Ok I stopped and watched the rest with him, because it was the part I wanted to see the most. Sidenote: HBO kind of made me not hate the NY Rangers. So, back to the point. I would like to multi-task less, and therefore be more present in my own life. I need to reevaluate the rate at which I consume media, the internet, and email related activities. I wonder what is normal? I think I will filter through wisdom. The big Wisdom. God's wisdom.
And that is really the point, isn't it?