Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Resolutions


2014 was great.  Here are some highlights:
Punta Cana in January.  AJ and I celebrated 7 years of marriage and Charlotte celebrated 3 years of life in February.  April was full of soccer and plantingMay I got to go to Miami with some CommonGround friends.  In August Wyatt turned 5, and we got some new cows and a bull.  September we got a vacation, and October our crop was harvested.  November I had a career change, and December was full of fun! 
Most years I make resolutions, but I keep them to myself.  Because then, when I FAIL, I'm the only one who feels bad!  Yes, I am one of the many statistics that make resolutions, and never keep them.  The only resolution I can ever remember making and succeeding in my life was to quit biting my nails.  I remember my Grandma buying me some nail polish that made your fingernails taste bad (Avon, anyone?).  However, I didn't think it tasted THAT bad :)  I remember my Grandpa telling me that when I bite and eat my nails, the nails go straight to my appendix.  So, I would need my appendix out sooner rather than later and it would be FILLED with gross nails.  I ended up quitting, and I still don't chew them (unless one breaks and I have to even it out...).

So, what makes resolutions successful?  My best guess is being held accountable.  I think that is what will help me with mine.  I don't have many resolutions, but I hope they make me the best version of myself.

I'm asking for your help.  I'm asking for my 'fans' to hold me accountable.  I'm asking for you to call me out when I make excuses.  I've never believed that by working alone you can achieve more.  Teamwork is the name of the game.

1.  15 pounds in 2015.  I don't feel TERRIBLE about myself, but I feel like at 31 I finally have to start doing something for my energy level.  I don't believe in diets.  I am going to try moderation and eating more fruits and veggies.

2.  15 books in 2015.  This doesn't seem too hard.  I really like books, it's just taking the time to relax and enjoy them.  I've started on one of my favorites, so I'm ahead of the game!

3.  15 good deeds in 2015.  Okay, okay, I hope I do WAY more than only 15 good deeds!  I also probably won't announce them on the blog because I don't believe a good deed is a good deed if someone finds out.  So, just remind me to do it :)

4.  15 new friends/acquaintances in 2015.  I have a new job, and with this new job I need to meet new people.  I'm going to be honest, new people scare the living daylights of me.  This isn't online.  This is IN PERSON.  Scary right? :)  Again, I probably won't announce it here (unless they really want me too :)). 

5.  15 minutes for prayer every day in 2015.  I pray.  But it's time I MAKE time for prayer again in my life.  God is my base, and in order to succeed, I need to be strengthened in my faith.

Lastly, I think everyday I need to resolve to be better at everything I do. 

Well, thanks for holding me accountable for my resolutions.  Here's to 2015!!!


  1. I love the way you did the list. Yes, I could lose some pounds too. With a best friends wedding next fall, and a second wedding perhaps no time like the presence and I want to feel better most importantly. If you are looking for a great book check out The is an Antelope in my Living Room. It is hilarious and has lots of good stuff about faith, marriage and family. Hope we get to meet in real life soon again!

  2. Thanks for the book suggestion! I will have to try it. And I hope we meet in real life again soon!!