Last quarter 2010 resolution check

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.

About Robin Arnold

Reader, writer, gardener, geek, maker of homes in several states, now settled in Virginia with husband Bob, and Hazel and Wilson the tabby cats.
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7 Responses to Last quarter 2010 resolution check

  1. Jerry says:

    Resolutions give me hives and pimples. Sounds like you know yourself well and are OK with that…mostly. Thanks for your honesty. Get that HOME SWEET HOME sign up soon.

  2. See, I don't even know how to resolve your post with mine. My topic was little more… um… what's the word?… migraine-inducing.

  3. jasonS says:

    That's a great feeling, isn't it? Feeling the balance and then proceeding from there is such a huge blessing. Praying great encouragement and advancement for you in the coming year. Thanks Robin. 🙂

  4. Helen says:

    My resolution was to add one new thing per month to do to take care of myself (healthwise). I think I only added 6 things in 10 months, but whatever… (tea drinking, wheatbread eating, simple things actually)

  5. JC Dude says:

    I was going to leave a really long comment but I "moved"….tthanks for making me grin!

  6. Robin Arnold says:

    JC, can you document your move? Not that I don't believe you. Nice going Helen, and great idea to ooze into new discipline. I like that!Thanks Maureen.Jason, thanks for the prayers!Steph, someday I only hope to have your mad blog skilz.Jerry, I'm a well known goal avoider but if I couch them under the heading of resolution, I seem to manage, except this year. Thank you all for stopping by!

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