Another new year, another time for new resolutions.
I drew up some quirky little sketches to show you guys what my resolutions for this year are.
1. Start my own freelance business. Not the kind where I accept jobs that fall into my lap, but the kind where I pursue them. Currently working on a new site for this that I’m really excited about!
2. Make monthly resolutions. It’s like splitting things up into baby steps, so I can evaluate each month what I want to accomplish and then get it done. That way I won’t forget and lose my zeal by February. This month: finally change my drivers license so it has my married name!
3. Get in better shape (Cliché, I know). I hate exercising. And it hates me. That used to be okay, but it’s gotten to a point where I have to suck it up and face the enemy. Wish me luck.
4. Read the entire Bible in one year. Reading the Bible in a year has never been something I desired to do until recently. I grew up in the church, I know the stories. Plus I suck at self-discipline, so why set myself up for failure? Recently however it’s been put on my heart do it. I want to be reminded of the ways God touches people’s live, the way he redeems their stories, the way he uses the weak and the least of these to do great and mighty things. Most of all, I want to hear God, and what better way than to read His living Word?
I love New Year’s resolutions. It feels like a fresh start, a time to dream of what I can do and who I can be. And dreaming is by far my favorite pastime.
I am really bad at keeping my resolutions, but I am comforted by the fact that I am not alone in this. Maybe that’s what New Year’s resolutions are all about. Dreaming, striving, trying, reaching. Sometimes reaching those goals and dreams, and sometimes falling short. We all fall short, but I choose to be okay with that, because I am comforted by the fact that I am saved by grace, not by what I achieve or the way I appear to others. Although I’d like to, I don’t need to be thinner, or have my own business, or be the best designer, or have the best house in order to know that I am saved and loved and redeemed by God. Sometimes I need reminding of that though. We all do.