I love.love.love starting a New Year-the parties celebrating new beginnings, being able to start fresh (on anything; except school) and dreaming of success in the year to come. With that said, I must also tell you that I HATE resolutions...at least New Year's resolutions.
I am a list maker. I really am...a note pad and pen/pencil is permanently on my bedside table, a note pad and separate calendar/planner are both in my
HUGE enormous purse, and I use the 'note' app on my phone to create even more check lists. I absolutely love to cross things off my list(s)...and sometimes I even add something to my list after I've done it-just so I have something to cross off.
I must be goal oriented...
So why do I hate resolutions so much when I most definitely am goal oriented???? I'm not entirely certain...it probably has to do with long term vs short term but who really knows?!?! Making a lofty resolution is, as Mary Poppins says, a 'pie crust promise'...easily made, easily broken. I want to be able to cross something off my list, like all the time---not keep looking at my resolution willing it to vanish or become null and void.
Maybe if I made my resolution super simple; and broad enough to be applicable to 'check off' every day-then maybe, just maybe... I would be able to 'keep' my resolution. What about one word for the whole year?
Like I mentioned in this post, I've decided this would be the best possible idea for me if I wanted a 'New Year's Resolution' or long term goal (for the year). I've read about bloggers doing this before, and it has stuck in my mind. Then this morning I read a friends post One Year. One Word. and decided that was a sign that I really needed to jump on the bandwagon (so to speak).
I have now decided on my word for the year, do you want to know what it is?
Yep, simple as that. Although faith may be simple in a sense, it wont be easy-and I'm okay with that. This is a growing opportunity for me and I can have creative license and new interpretations of my one word every day of the year. And since I'm impatient, I can come up with new/exciting ways to actually fulfill my New Year's Resolution (hopefully) without losing interest.
Because I would like to pretend I'm a responsible adult, I have decided to make myself accountable to my readers and stalkers (that's you!) and check in on the blog with how my resolution/year goal is coming along. So, for the whole year (gulp...that's a really long time) I will be adding a Faithful Friday post each week-just like my Wordless Wednesday posts. I will let you know what I've learned, how I've helped or served others, and what I hope to gain in my faith.
I want to thank bloggers, friends, and family that have and continue to inspire me AND I wish them all the very best in the New Year!
What are/is your New Year's Resolution(s)?