The New Year

Wow, it has been a long time since I last posted.  I’ll be surprised if anyone still reads this thing! 🙂

A lot has gone on in my life since I last posted.  Some things I won’t share, but I will share a few things.  First, I finally got a job in September!  That means I have a real school librarian job, with a salary AND benefits.  I hardly know what to do with myself! 🙂  I was off for 2 weeks over Christmas and it was great knowing I would be paid at the end of it.  It’s the joy of working 9 months and stretching out your pay to 12.

So I am usually one of those people who makes a New Years resolution and breaks it about a month in.  Okay, I lie.  About a week in.  Oh, who am I kidding; it’s more like 3 days.

Well, in the name of cliches and solidarity, I am making some more goals for the new year.  I decided to post them here because a) it gives me a little accountability and b) one of them involves the blog!

  1. Become a more disciplined person.  This not only includes the standard “eat better, exercise more” but also speaks to maintaining a cleaner house and a more productive life.  I want to be more disciplined in my time with the Lord.  I can’t JUST desire to be a Proverbs 31 woman, but I actually have to do something about it!
  2. Be more transparent with my friends.  I have a problem with being closed off with some people.  Most people.  Not that I’m going to tell everyone every detail of my life, but I think I need to be more open and honest.  I need to be less shy.  I also need to keep in mind the words of this article from Boundless.  To be transparent and a little blunt, part of the reason I am probably still single (besides God’s timing) is that I tend to be very closed off around guys.  This article really opened my eyes to that.
  3. Stick to a budget.  Now more than ever I need to be mindful of where my money is going and be a good steward.
  4. Blog more!  This blog will likely turn into more cooking than crafting, but I also want to add some posts about what the Lord is teaching me and general life updates.

I am looking forward to the new year and what it will bring.  Anyone else have resolutions or goals for the new year?