Thursday, December 31, 2009

A new start...

I can't believe 2009 is almost over...only hours away from being over. I've put up my two new calendars (Elvis and vintage art) and finished reading through my Bible this year. I think this has probably been the one year in my life that contained the most changes. I turned 18 and became an official "adult," and I voted for the first time. I graduated high school as a homeschooler and started college. My family has been through so much, with each other, other family members, our church, and all sorts of things. And I'm at that point that I feel like I'm at every year on New Year's Eve. Relient K sort of sums it up in their song "I Celebrate the Day":

"Because here is where You're finding me, in the exact same place as New Year's Eve.
And from a lack of my persistency,
We're less than half as close as I want to be."

Every year, I realize that I should be a lot closer to God than I am. It's sort of depressing in a way, but on the other hand, it usually inspires me to do better. This past year, my eyes have been opened to a lot of things, and because of some stuff that has happened, I feel like I've picked up some cynical, sarcastic, and unloving ways. There are so many ways that I need to improve. But don't get me wrong, it has been, overall, a good year. I had to depend on God more than ever before this past summer, when I was stressed, terrified, and confused over what to do with my future. But I made a decision, and although some things are still a little foggy, I know I'm going in the right direction. And that's such a relief.

I don't make technical New Year's resolutions anymore (because it's only that much more depressing when I find myself eating cheesecake instead of walking on the treadmill), but I do always make a few goals to work toward. In 2010, I want to:

-Grow closer to God than I've ever been before.
-Become more like my Savior than I ever thought possible.
-Stop procrastinating and wasting time on things that really don't matter.
-Do my best in school and keep up my A average.
-Make a simple quilt for my bed.
-Sew a dress that fits me perfectly.

"She looks foward to the future with joy." -Proverbs 31:25
Happy New Year, everyone!

This is not my photo. I found it on Google.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

1 comment:

  1. Those are great goals. Did you ever make a quilt? You have such a wonderful heart for God, its lovely to behold :)


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