Every year I make resolutions for the New Year. They are promises I make to myself that are usually measurable, and usually pretty well thought out, usually about growing myself professionally. This year, they were more personally focused. Silly me, I blogged about them so they were posted on the Internets here at Robin M. Arnold: All things back on New Year’s Eve. It’s already the last quarter of the year so I thought I should check in on my 2010 resolutions.
#1 – Find a Worship Church. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
#2 – Make myself smarter about writing. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
#3 – Learn to knit socks. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
I went on to make some “Unofficial Resolutions.”
#1 – Stay on top of bills, pay on time.
Kinda NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
#2 – Eat better. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
#3 – Walk farther. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
#4 – Get arty/crafty. NOPE. Excuse: we moved in June.
Then a couple weeks later, clearly snowbound, I added:
#5 – Read 50 books in 2010. NOPE (current count is 15). You know why huh?
Normally, I’d be all depressed and upset with myself for not being able to keep a bunch of easy resolutions. I might even try to fake it and catch up somehow. The truth is I’m just pleasantly disturbed about the enormous impact buying a house and moving had on us and the promise of what that means now that we are nearly settled. I might still make those same resolutions but the context and dynamic has changed.
My resolutions were aimed at getting myself personally back in balance. My prayer was and is for the Lord to put me where He needs me. Leave it to the Lord to know what I need and how to get me there, and, in spite of myself. I am feeling much more in balance, centered in our home life rather than work, and excited for the new opportunities around us. I’m fine with that.
Did you make resolutions? How are you doing?
This post is part of Duane~Scott’s, Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays.