Tuesday, January 1, 2008

new year

Well, I've made it through another year, and I'm still alive and well! Praise God for everything He did in my life last year! Everybody has been reminding me that '08 will be a big year for me, with the baby coming and all that jazz. I thought I would take some time and write down a few things that I want to focus on this year- maybe they're resolutions, maybe they're not. I have a bad time keeping new year's resolutions, so I will call them "determinations"... and feel free to say that in a Schwarzenegger type voice.

~ Find time each day to read my Bible... even if it's just opening it to a random page and studying.
~ Pray more with Ken, pray more alone... just pray more.
~ Rejoice in each day God gives me
~ Get out of the house more than once a week, for reasons other than groceries.
~ Read all the books I've been putting off.
~ Finish school... without driving myself crazy.
~ Figure out a budget that works.
~ Make a chore chart (finally) so I don't go on cleaning frenzies.
~ Take care of myself (and baby).
~ Organize the whole apartment so I don't feel so stressed.
~ Learn to let the stress go (this may be the hardest of all).
~ Laugh more.
~ Kiss and hug and let Ken know how much I love and appreciate him, every day.
~ Learn to accept change and be o.k. with it.

That's what I've come up with as of now, and I'm sure there's plenty more that I could be doing, but this seems like a big enough task for now. Notice that I don't have anything related directly to the baby... I have 7 months before I really need to worry about him/her in real life, and I have so many other things that I want to accomplish before he/she is here. Hopefully by doing those things, I will be better equipped to be a more godly wife and mother. The other reason is that I don't think a woman can ever really fully prepare herself for what comes with motherhood :)

So wish me luck and pray for me; God has changed a lot in my life over the years, and I'm looking forward to giving it all to Him and trusting Him to guide me in the direction He has planned for me in the years to come. What a great and mighty God we serve!


Amy said...

one website that really helped me as far as chores around the house goes was flylady.com. They send you emails to help you get around your home and clean different areas everyday. Sometimes areas I don't ever think about. I know some people love it and some people hate it! Good luck!!

Courtney said...

Wow, I just realized which Amy was commenting! I didn't know you guys had a blogspot, lol. I will definitely check out that site. My sister also gave me a couple blogs to look at where people talk about housekeeping stuff. I can use any organizing tips I can get!