So I'm new to this whole blogging thing, but from what I understand, it's just like putting thoughts to paper, or like a public diary of sorts... something like that, right? So welcome to my mind - I apoligize for the lack of signs and direction, but please do be careful - it gets pretty crazy in here at times!
We start with this - I began, this weekend, to sort of put things into prexpective for myself. I've decided that I'm not happy with everything as it is, and that I need to make some changes for myself. So here's what I've come up with, thus far (brace yourselves, it's a somewhat lengthy list):
#1 - I need to be better at housekeeping (don't we all?!). I am behind on laundry, organization, dusting (what's that?) etc. My main problem si a lack of storage space. I can't keep laundry in with the washer/dryer becuase it's just a little closet thingy. And the spare bedroom has walls lined with thing (in a somewhat organized fashion) that I just do not have room for, at the time. Our closets are full and we have a huge need for more storage space... so I supposed I've slacked off and made excuses for why it's no done. But not any more!! It'll be a slow process, but it will happen! I finally cleaned up the kitchen last night. It wasn't bad, but wasn't good, either. The only thing left to do is put the organized mail in it's appropriate place. :-D One Gold star for Sarah!
#2 - I need to be better at MAKING time for devitions and personal time with God. I'm REALLY REALLY bad in this area. Yes I pray... all the time... but that's not enough. And at that, just reading verses isn't enough either. It's called STUDYING for a reason. I really need to push myself here. I've been challenged a LOT lately, thanks to a GREAT church and GREAT teachers, but receiving the challenge is nothing - it's acting on it that's important. So off I go into the wild blue yonder... (what... I'm an Air Force wife - I couldn't help myself!). I've tried adding variety to my time. It's not jsut about putting your nose in a book and coming out having memorized a new verse. It's about growing in and loving a God that never fails us, and I OWE it to him (and myself, really) to put more of myself into researching what I'm reading AND worshipping him on my own (not just in church when it's easy). So that's the next goal. :-)
#3 - I have GOT to be better about money. The good news, though? I (we) have already started with this one! We've got a budget, debt reduction plan, AND it's coming alogn nicely! According to the math, we'll be debt free in less than 2 years (minus the new car we're going to be buying this summer). But after that, we're done for at least two years!! Awesome, right? I'm excited!!
AND FINALLY... (drumroll please)
#4 - I have GOT to get OFF my rear and get to stepping!! The dog needs more exercise, and Lord knows I do too! We're BOTH better off when we've had a good walk/run. Plus, he doesn't drive me batty when we get home, either! We are both happier when we get some good exercise (even if it DOES include a certain risque' type of dance class - I'm married... nothing wrong with that, right?!)
Anywho - that's the plan. Call it my New Spring Resolution 2008 (since I WAS passed the whole New Year thing). Feel free to "Puhl" my card (ha ha... again, couldn't help myself. I'm a dork, what can I say!) and check in on me to see how I'm progressing... any thoughts to add?