01 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my new blog. With so many changes in store for 2009, a new blog gives me a chance to refocus my vision and, in some ways, reinvent myself. So, if you've been following my old blog, expect this one to be more of the same but more intentional.

I'm not much for making resolutions since they most often get broken. I'm someone who is constantly revising herself and resolving to do all sorts of things, so new year's resolutions don't equate to a whole lot for me. But these are different. Mostly, I'm motivated to make changes in my life because of the bun in my oven, who will be here in less than four months.

Here's the list:

:: Take a picture everyday. I know of at least two other people who are doing this, and I think documenting a year in my life through pictures is an interesting challenge. I'll be posting my daily picture on this blog and in Adam's and my Flickr account.

:: Read the bible cover to cover. Two years I attempted to do this and didn't make it past Leviticus. Adam will be reading along with me.

:: Take it slow. I've already been trying to do this, to be in present in every moment and not racing on to the next. I'm trying to drive slower, eat slower, wash the dishes by hand, turn off the television and have more conversations, not multitask. By taking it slow, I think I can live most fully.

:: Be more relationship and community oriented. I am bad about keeping up with people and about reaching out. Most of the time, I am okay being by myself, keeping busy with various things, but I need to work harder to keep people I love in my life and to reach out to new people. It's too easy to become complacent, which I'm afraid I've been.

The best thing about life is that it is always new, that you get a second chances and third and fourth. I'm thankful for new chances and for changes, for all the beauty that life can hold. Here's wishing you a great 2009. It's going to be a fabulous year!


alissa wilkinson said...

Ah, a lovely new year, a lovely new blog. :)

I, too, have been planning to take one picture per day, but the "take it slow" part has really been in my mind the last week. When I feel like things are spiraling beyond my control I tend to make lots of lists and plans for myself so I can accomplish more, but I'm realizing that I'm just not a good person to be around then, because I'm focusing on ME! So I hope to not make too many lists and be willing to throw them out the window. :)

jenni said...

Love your new blog home, and your list full of wisdom. Happy new year!