Monday, January 9, 2012

Welcome to 2012...

2011 wasn't a great year for me, so I have decided that I am going to be a force in 2012. I've had great momentum these past 9 days, so if I can keep it up for the next 356...this year will be phenomenal!

Every year starts with resolutions and this is the first year in over a decade that I don't have "weight loss" in any way, shape or form on my list. I've managed to fill that void with other, more challenging items.

1. Read the Bible. If 2012 is going to be the last year of planet Earth, I need to catch up and see where I am going. Heaven seems pretty cool, so I would like to meet the people who I will see there through God's word. I purchased one of those 365-day bibles and so far I've done very well...all 9 days of the year well.

2. History Intellectual Devotional Readings with Jadyn. What a better way to spend quality time with your daughter than with education? We have a book that has interesting facts about a person/place/event in history that is divided so that you read about one thing each day. So far we've learned quite a bit about Slavery, Tobacco, The Pequot Indians, etc. I really enjoy when we come across a subject that Jadyn has learned in school and she can relate what she's learned with what we are reading.

3. Blogging. I put this on my list because it will be a challenge to even do a post/month. So we'll see if my life events of 2012 will help me to keep up with this blog!

4. Maintain My New Body/Run More. I worked incredibly hard to actually hit my weight loss goal that I am going to need to put in the time and effort to maintain my new body. Instead of "Operation Dumbo Drop" there on the side of my blog, I have put a Maintaining Log for 2012. This is kind of a two-fold resolution in the fact that I'd really like to add up my running miles this year and try to beat my goals every month. This is the resolution I am most excited about and I pray that my old 31 year old muscles will help me achieve this goal. We shall see...

5. Career. Here is a resolution I have every year. I really need to decide what I want to 'be' when I grow up. My B.A. is in English Literature, but my job has nothing to do with that. I would really like to figure out something that really moves me, motivates me, pushes me forward. I feel like I'm in kind of a whether this means finding a new job or going back to school to get an alternative degree, I'd really like to figure something out. A change will do me good, right?

6. Books. Read more for leisure.

I heard on the radio the other day that the average person lasts 22 days on New Year Resolutions. So the way I see it, if I hit 23 days, I'm already above average; however, I don't want to sell myself short. There may be times when I want to just throw in the towel, but I am hoping to overcome those brief moments of weakness and go all the way.

It's never too late to change.