Looking back on 2008 Resos
I made some public resolutions in 2008. It was a good (and naked) thing to state them all out-loud. I think I will do the same, this year. But, before I do, I better take a second look at some outcomes of all the resolving.
1. Run in a race that I have no business running in. Train, enjoy, laugh a lot at myself. Well, sort of. The half-marathon for November is rescheduled now for March 22, 2009. Re-register because you are running in it, kid. (Everyone is watching.) Training starts in three days. And go.
2. Audit as many classes at Fuller as possible (for $0). Slightly unnecessary as I decided to go for a dual-Masters and keep schooling. More on that soon.
3. Pay down 35% of my total debt (hello, undergrad/graduate loans.) And. Fail. Keep trying, kid. You are 29 and you finally found a financial system that works. Good on ya, don’t give up.
4. Take real steps towards building community around me here in Pasadena. I highly recommend travel fasts.
5. Double my professional writing/editing work by June 2008. Will have to crunch numbers but yes. I didn’t do anything fancy, but I think it happened.
6. Design a simple + cute + professional website for my writing/editing stuff. No ma’am, didn’t happen. Get these nice friends to help?
7. Seek out wise mentors for the many different areas of my life. I have my eye on a few different people, but haven’t approached them yet. I secretly pray for them and they don’t even know it. I am a ninja.
8. Follow through on the things I tell people that I’ll do. (You know, letting my yes be yes and no, no.) I do feel I grew up in this a bit more, this last year.
9. Finish my Bible-in-a-year (TNIV) plan. Um nope. Too much academic bible reading makes the heart a dulling thing. Guhh. But I did simmer on Isaiah and the Psalms a lot in my courses this year. I liked those parts.
10. Live/Memorize Psalm 119. Mmmm not really. Don’t give up, though. You need the Psalms and the Psalms need you. (??!!??)