Tuesday, 3 January 2012

be it resolved.

i love a new year. really, i love a new anything. but there's so much promise in a new year isn't there? 2011 will be difficult to top in terms of big life events. this time last year we weren't even engaged. but i'm hoping that 2012 might be quieter.

i'm hoping to settle into our house, to watch more movies and read more books, listen to more music and podcasts. i'm looking to invest more deeply in our marriage and in my relationship with jesus. i want to have time to spend with friends and to develop new friendships. i want to give my full attention to the areas of service the lord has placed before us - leading a home group and participating in prayer ministry. we hope to travel and i would like to be intentional in that - knowing what we are seeking from those experiences.

i want to rush less and be more present for life. i read ann voskamp's book, one thousand gifts, while convalescing, and it's true: nary an hour has ever been added by rushing. i want to live fully in each moment - seeking his will for my life in the mundane and the exciting.

i will continue to set intentions every month. but my overarching intentions are divided into three areas and each month i'll endeavour to update on where i'm at.

mental: read twenty-four books - twelve fiction, and twelve non- fiction.

physical: run a half marathon by the end of 2012 - i'm using this as a barometer of my recovery, plus the half is a very do-able distance.

spiritual: memorise 24 scriptures

and for this month i'm specifically working on simplifying - le boy starts a new job next week! this is a massive answer to prayer but it does mean big changes for us and a revamp of how we order our days and our mornings specifically. in addition, i need to get to the gym four or five times a week for rehab, i have regular dates with friends and i have a home to keep, and a husband to feed and pay attention to. i'm hoping to use this resource to assist with simplifying life. (and there's a discount until january 10!)

::intentions for january::

- read the meaning of marriage, by tim keller and a room with a view, by e.m. forester
- gym four/five times a week
- memorise acts 20:32 and choose another scripture and memorise.
- complete four bites from one bite at a time.


  1. Congrats to you both on the end of the job search! I know how tough that process is. 2012 seems to be off to a wonderful start!

  2. Love it! I'd like to read more fiction, so I really like the way you broke down your goal.

    Also, A Room With a View is one of the only stories in history that has a movie that's better than the book. Read it--then we'll talk :)

    Happy New Year!

  3. I love this post. A friend just gave me that book and I need to carve out time to read it soon. I am still resolving what my New Years resolutions will be. I should finalize that soon, don't you think ;)