When I think about what I want for the New Year, I can't help but think a fairly simple thought: I want to be better. And now you're thinking. "Way to be vague, Katie. Think you could clarify a little." Don't worry, I have points. And they're bulleted. (in no particular order)
- I want to treat my body better. I need to get healthy. I have a family history of all kinds of terrible things and I am not getting any younger. I will move more. I will make healthy choices. I will not worry about the number on the scale. Instead, I will focus on how I feel, in my clothes and in my body in general. This won't be easy, but it is necessary. I will do the work that is required to live the life I want to live. (It's official. I made an inspirational bulletin board and everything.)
- I want to do a better job managing my finances. I don't really have a choice on this one, because I am making a car payment again, but I want to get rid of as much as my debt as I can. This means that I will be working a summer job and I won't have the kind of fun money that I would like to have, but it will be worth it in the end. If I want to eventually be able to make the improvements on the house I want to make and go back to school, this is something that has to happen. (Plus, I will need all of the extra money I could have spent on myself to spend on my niece!)
- I want to be a better Christian. Because of a bunch of things, I have not put the focus on worship and study that I should. I have not been serving in the ways that I could be. And now that I have the finding a new church issue settled, it's time to do what I know I am supposed to do. Not because I have to, but because I want to.
- I want to be better organized. I want to get rid of the clutter in this house. I'm tired of looking at it and living in it. I want all of the living and storage space in this house to be functional. I want to keep my car clean and free of junk. It's just time to do and not look back. (Which is really difficult for a packrat!)