Now that it’s been 2016 for about a month, I’ve decided what I’m going to do with it. Instead of making all the new years resolutions (that most of you probably already gave up by now) I’m going to try something different. Its a mindset. Realistic goals, for life, not just this year, in which I will set out and accomplish. However they will start and some may finish in this new year.
There are things I want to learn and do, that will take patience, time management, and will. All three in which I will need to put some work into. I often am the person that when I want to do something I really want to do it. I get all gung ho and plan every detail and research etc etc then I either get knocked down by someone or I start and then realize it’s too much time and energy, and quit.
Well that needs to change. I need to set a different example for my son. So this year I’m setting out on a new path of learning. I’m hoping that by making this public, it will keep me more accountable and help me to stick to it.
Today, starts the first day for my husband and I to fast for one week. I’ve never fasted before and I hate water, but I’m going into it with a strong mind. I think that by doing this I will hopefully lesson my appetite, lose weight, and hopefully heal up my stomach ulcer. I’m also participating because I know my husband has wanted to fast for a week for some time now and it’s very difficult for him when I’m making chocolate cakes with peanut butter frosting (which sounds OH SO good right now!) and other yummy foods and he’s trying not to eat. Its also just plain support for each other. These are all fine reasons to fast, but the biggest reason is to take the time we would have spent preparing and eating and use it in a way to better our faith. I will most likely spend my lunches reading my Bible, and my husband wants to pray during our dinner time. Hopefully through this we will be more strengthened to read and pray more everyday, which is something I definitely struggle with.
As well as fasting, I need to keep up on my blog writing and do a better job than what I have so far. That’s just the time management struggle.
I would also like to freshen up on my language skills and relearn some basic Chinese and hopefully learn a greater understanding of the language, people, and culture. As well as Chinese, I would like to learn another language but am in thought as to which one. My top three choices are, Russian, German, or Italian.
I definitaly won’t be a fluent foreign language speaker, or an excellent blogger, or the most Godly woman, but I am going to try these new things. This is the year I am going to have no excuses, and just do what needs done, better myself, and hopefully this will be a much better year than the previous.