Thursday, January 1, 2015

and i know that life ain't cheap

and i know that life ain't cheap and not all good things are free

Blank pages. Clean closets. Unopened books. There is just something so incredibly satisfying about fresh starts. And as I sit here on the first day of 2015, I just can’t help but dream.

Who will I be in 2015? Who will I become? What will I learn? How will I grow? Who will I meet? Where will I go?

It’s like 2015 is a huge canvas waiting to be painted into a masterpiece. And it has taken awhile, but I’m starting to realize that I don’t hold the paintbrush. I’m learning that there has to be a balance between the planning and the waiting, and I’m praying that God continues to teach me to be here now while still discerning what’s best next.

So I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t have some resolutions for 2015, but I’m entering this new year with room for grace and growth. These are lofty goals that may take years to complete, but I’m not in a hurry. Some days I’m overcome with a desire for immediate change. I want to be healthier, smarter, less materialistic, more organized, and I want to be those things now. But we all know life doesn’t work like that. 

Yet, I am confident that He who began a good work in me will carry it on until completion until Jesus returns or calls me home {Philippians 1:6}. 

So with that ray of hope in mind, here are my resolutions for 2015:

1. Develop a diet that makes all of me healthy and happy. Since my first year of college I have intermittently struggled with stomach pains. I know it has something to do with the food I eat, but I have yet to figure out what food that is. When I say diet, I don’t mean deprivation. I want to figure out how I can eat healthy in a sustainable way, which doesn’t mean completely giving up my favorite foods.

2. Learn to speak another language, specifically Spanish. This has been on my bucket list since I graduated high school. This is the year. I feel it.

3. Become a student of the Word. I wrote a little about this last month. I just finished Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin, and I hope to make my quiet times more than reading a one-page devotional and really study the Word for myself.

4. Complete a set of pull-ups. Last year I ran a marathon. This year I want a little less running and a little more strength training. I have a new workout and I’m excited to see how it goes. I’m a long way from completing even one pull-up, though!

And, that’s a wrap! What are your resolutions for 2015?

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