A friend of mine called the other day and left a message on my machine. She wanted to touch base with me to see how I was doing. Had I made any New Year's resolutions? "Maybe we can exchange goals and pray for each other."
I hadn't really thought about making any new years resolutions. But her call made me think. Goals are good. And I should have them. Now It may happen that I will fall short of my goals, but that doesn't matter. At least I will have begun a journey to meet the goal(s)...and who knows where that will lead me?
Life has been so lifeless lately. I go to work, I come home and do all kinds of paperwork, and housework and errands that must be done. And while I work I worry about the antics of my oldest...and hammer out decisions with my husband on what to do in various situations involving him. This can't be all there is to life. But again, realistically, this IS life for most of us.
Since I may need to go back to work full-time, one of my goals is to take a Word and Excel class to sharpen my skills.
Another goal that comes to mind is: Be less anxious. I'm not sure how to accomplish this goal. There are two types of anxiety that I experience.
Emotional and Physical. For emotional, I need to make sure I'm in the Word. Perhaps get into a Bible Study, or simply get more organized with my reading. I also plan to seek out a counselor for some difficult issues at home. For physical, I need to make sure I get exercise, and perhaps take some time to physically relax (deep breathing?)
I'm still throwing ideas around in my head regarding additional goals. I actually enjoy this exercise, because it gives me a feeling of looking forward to the next year.
I should have a writing goal. I'm praying about that one.
I think that some goals should involve serving others...and not centering every goal around oneself. (still thinking this through)
How 'bout a FUN goal. Maybe I should take a tap dancing class!
Have you made any New Years resolutions?
Oldest son update: Has not gone out looking for a job. The car insurance will be running out soon.
Computer Update; My computer is still at the shop.