Thursday, January 1, 2015

While in the spirit of the new year, I figured I might as well set some new year's resolutions.
New year, new me. Right?
Not exactly.

Ever since I was little, I was taught to make a list of thing's I'd like to accomplish. Although I did just that, I would either lose the list, it would be unreasonably long, or my resolutions would be that of childish, like making an A on the upcoming history test or being nice to my brother. But this year, I've actually put some thought into what I want to strive towards.

My list is simple.
1. Live a healthier lifestyle
2. Devote more time to God

While contemplating my resolutions, I decided to make my list short. It will make it easier to focus and put forth a greater amount of effort towards them. (plus I went blank after writing those two down)

Live a healthier lifestyle: Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with that rare super power that allows people to eat whatever they want and not gain any weight. So with that being said, I decided to stop sitting around my place doing nothing and start getting active. Whether that's working out in the gym or even going out and getting some fresh air at a park. Just doing the little things will allow me to feel more energized. I'm also going to start eating healthier. I, being a college kid, have ate horribly ever since I ventured off on my own. I've decided to stop eating fast food, as often as I do, and start cooking and making healthier options. I'm sick of feeling so incredibly full after one meal and being uncomfortable for the rest of the day. By accomplishing these steps, I truly believe I'll feel way happier about myself.

Devote more time to God: I have been struggling with this for years. Growing up in a Christian household, I was introduced to the Lord and Savior at a very early age. I learned that he created all things and he died for my sins and three year old me understood that with a "that's pretty neat" attitude and that was that. Once I got older, I began to see all that He can do for us. I realized that a life without God wasn't a life worth living. On February 27, 2012, I officially asked God into my heart. It was, and still has been, a struggle to live a life completely devoted to Him. Temptations are right around the corner with every step I take and most of the time, I give in. So in order for me to (slowly but surely) get on the same path as God and live a life completely for Him, I decided to devote some time during each day so I can work on our relationship, whether that be reading a couple of verses in the bible or taking a couple minutes to stop what I'm doing and pray. I know God will always be there for me even when I sin and I will continue to strive in order to be there for Him as well.

Resolutions are a great way to create goals for oneself that are reachable. Although mine will take a lot of effort and patience (which I sadly have little of) I believe it will encourage me to keep that promise to myself and become who I've always wanted to be. Now I have a question for you, what are your New Year's Resolutions?

"Fear not for I am with you; Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10


  1. What a lovely post! Good luck on your resolutions, and have a wonderful 2015 ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully they go well! Have a great year!

      Kaci xo