Thursday, January 01, 2009

The act of determining.

Happy New Year!!

Well, before I get started with this years "goals", we have to take a look back and see how I did last year. Here were the goals from last year:

  1. "Working out (minimally) 5 days a week." CHECK!
  2. "Half marathon in November." NO CHECK... But, I think I should get a little credit for signing up and training for the Austin, TX Half. Pretty please with sugar? Thanks! Y'all are the best.
So, I'm 50/50 for last year. Could be worse. Now for the things that I would like to accomplish this year...
  1. Run at least 2 half marathons this year. Austin and... There are lots out there, too many to nail down right now.
  2. Learn something new. And again, there are SO many things that I can think of - yoga, tennis, swimming, take a photography class...
  3. Have monthly "dates" with each member of my family. I know that everyone in my family craves one-on-one time with me and I need to make sure that I put more effort into making that happen and invest in them individually.
  4. Invest in my quiet time. In the past couple of months I haven't really invested anything in my relationship with my Savior and that really makes me sad. My quiet time has always been cyclical. I'm ready to get out of the "yuck" cycle...
  5. Memorize scripture! This is the one that I am most intimidated by and the one that I am going to have to work the hardest at. But I have joined an accountability group hosted by a woman that knows Jesus in ways that I only pray to know him before I meet him.
  6. and lastly, Find an accountability partner. I really am in need of someone who is ahead of me, who can help me along in my journey. (Oh, my MC...why can't you live closer?!)

That's a lot, resolutions or goals or determinations, I agree but I am ready for a challenge! Particularly because 2 active boys, twin toddlers girls, and a hubby in residency isn't enough of a challenge.


Lorinda said...

great accomplishment in being in the accountability group, that is crucial to staying out of the yuck factor in your faithwalk.

stay focused in the scripture memorization, I'm sure that you can apply the same determination it takes to be the wife, mom and runner but know that it is above all the way to do the above at your best..
best wishes friend

Elizabeth said...

FYI, I'm stealing some of your resolutions. For some reason this year I've had a hard time coming up with some. Not because I don't have anything to work on, I think it's because I have SO MUCH to work on! I am definitely going to work harder at memorizing scripture and having a consistent quiet time. Plus I love your commitment to have "dates" with each member of your family. I'm adding that one, too!

p.s. Great new family picture!