New Year's resolution

Nine days into 2012 and a day before entering into a new age group is an opportune time to nail down some New Year's resolutions. 2011 was a good year, one that filled with transitions and norming --  be it moving from California to Charlotte, from being a student back to an architect, or starting fresh in a new territory to establishing roots and relationships. My new running and swimming communities had made the transition easy and welcoming, and partly because of that, much of my attention in the past year was on either sports, like running my first 50k and participating in my first swim meet. Having just graduated from seminary was probably the other half of the reason why I had been keeping a distance from structured studies / reading in 2011. With that said, my 2012 focus will be on balanced growth. While I still have a long list of goals in swimming and running, I need to make sure I allocate enough time and attention to spiritual and intellectual growth. Here are my five resolutions:
  1. Read a book on a different subject every month on top of other readings. 
  2. A personal/spiritual retreat every three months.
  3. Dedicate a couple (unplugged) hours of quiet/prayer time every Saturday/Sunday.
  4. Swimming: Improve strokes to be able to swim Level 2 in all four strokes; Nationals
  5. Running: Training for TransRockies; BQ (secondary)
This is obviously not a exhaustive list of things which I need to work on, that'd just take too long...

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

2012.01.17 p.s.: How could I forget about Jonathan Edward's resolutions


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  2. Awesome, Phyllis! Its always great to recalibrate and breath in the expectations of the new year and figure out how to actualize those ideals. Enjoy it all and look forward to seeing you in the Asheville area again sometime!