Monday, December 31, 2007
It is new year's eve...what are you all doing? Chay and I will welcome in the new year with paintbrushes in our hands. We are painting or repainting our kitchen...I love the new color- seriously it is worth it to pay a couple more dollars for a good paint- for pointers Lowe's paints actually match their sample swatches...
so any new resolutions? I love starting points like Mondays, first days of the month, new semesters, birthdays, first day of Spring etc...they are motivators for me to start a new goal or a new something. So of course the new year is quite welcoming to start some changes in my life...I always need to change and I always fail miserably at setting and accomplishing goals. It is one of my biggest weaknesses- to be honest I am surprised I finished college as horrible as that may sound- although I am very grateful I did. I get very hyped up about some idea and then I somehow get sidetracked or discouraged. I have a hard time staying motivated for long periods of time. I have astounding ideas that amaze me but they fizzle out real quick. So how do you goal masterminds do it?
The only principle that keeps me hopeful is I know Heavenly Father helps us accomplish righteous desires...and I know from experience He somehow creates paths for us even when we seem to be losing motivation and effort.
I so long to be organized...it does not come natural for me. I would love to find a perfect system to managing money, managing chores, managing meals and still be normal and not overwhelmed.
I want to read the scriptures more. I need their guidance so badly.
I want to find time to exercise. Chay bought me burn yoga for Christmas- Joette and I did it for about 10 minutes and couldn't stop laughing- The instructor looked like Jackie Chan so when we were in the "downward facing dog" position we started to quote Shanghai Noon and well then it was all over- so rule #1- no yoga with Joette.
Emily however surprised me with 3 exciting videos- Belly Dancing, Salsa Dancing, and Tai Chi which I am very excited about.
I want to be a better secretary for our ward Primary.
I want to follow Elder Eyring's example and write down each night how I have witnessed the Lord's hand in my life.
I want to learn how to prioritize- learn what is good, better, and best
These are just a few...they make me nervous though- sometimes thinking about what I need to do and accomplish makes me want to eat a plate of brownies instead.
well anyways happy new year...
Posted by April at 10:46 PM