I certainly hope not. However, I do hope to improve in several areas as I strive to live each day intentionally. When I set my life to default I do just enough to get by. I am not completely internally motivated. If there is not something hanging over my head I let some things slide. I have been known to let my inspection sticker go for many months past its expiration date. I often write my lesson plans on Sunday night. I wash a load of whites when only one undershirt remains in the drawer.
This is what comes easy for me and it is what drives me insane about myself. I long to be a busy bee. I would like to not wait til the last minute to buy and wrap birthday gifts. However, to make those changes requires constant, conscious effort on my part and I am also lazy.
I am old enough to know that things won't just miraculously change in my life because the calendar flipped. However a new year is a good time to take stock and really clarify areas I think deserve special attention.
I have been exercising for awhile now and still have at least 20 lbs of baby weight to lose and probably 20 more after that. So I need to now focus on what I am eating. I didn't plan on losing any over the holidays, I just didn't want to gain. I did gain, but only .4 lbs, so I start a tougher cardio program in the morning.
I love to be in the Word daily. I want my children to see me reading the Bible. I have joined a program with some other members of my family in hopes I can read through the Bible in one year. It is a lofty goal, however, I know people who have done it. And I value its importance in my life. I am going to plan on keeping up, rather than hope I do it. Does that difference make sense?
Ok, enough about me. What are you resolving in 2008?