Welome, Betty White made it!! I challenge you to take this first week as a chance to reflect on what's important in life. I've had a few people ask me what my new years resolutions are; to tell you the truth, I never really make a resolution. I tend to use this time and week to think about what I hope and pray to have happen this upcoming year, but not specific goals. I like the idea of thinking about overall goals I would love to accomplish this year. Theres no magical different between a day or so ago and now, but it is a good starting point if you have been waiting for one. Here are a few of my hopes, and if you give me a loose defined of the word, "goals" for 2017.
1// Learn More. One of the aspects of college that I miss the most is that you're always learning something in college. It's a time in your life where you challenge everything and search for answers in a way that you may never have before. I want to take a more deliberate approach to learn more through reading, online articles, pinterest tutorials, whatever it is doesn't matter I just want to learn more.
2// Don't allow myself to forget what's important. I tend to take life very seriously, but sometimes too much so. I get sucked into the days and forget to focus on the actual big picture. I unconsciously push aside aspects that I shouldn't and allow myself to get overwhelmed in the small details. I want to remember more of the big picture this year.
3// Be more creative. I want to do something every day that makes me feel creative. Take a picture, write something, explore somewhere, learn a new craft, anything that allows my creative muscle to be stretched. The only way to be good at something is to do it. Sounds simple, but I feel like we forget that a lot of the time. Look back at your favorite instagram account or youtuber and their early content, I can promise you, is much different from their content now.
Those are my top three. I want to make sure my family and friends are more present in my life and enjoy this year. Someone told me their motto for this year is "my best year yet." I like it; even in the hard times that this year is sure to bring, having a Christ centered outlook is what will make the difference. I may not know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow. Do you make a New Year's resolution?