I’m told that January is a time for change.
I realize that I am a week and a half behind on the New Years Resolutions thing, and as I look around on the interwebs it seems like New Years Resolutions were “so last year.” People are finally realizing that resolving to do something that you don’t enjoy (like going to the gym) and then failing two weeks later really doesn’t make you a better person.
This January, I am not resolving to be a better person. Instead I am making some changes that will allow room for God to work in me. Because it is only through HIM that we change and grow.
So…what changes have I made?
I’ve started this blog! (Welcome!) I’m starting to embrace the fact that I connect with God through writing. I have really enjoyed setting up this new blog and I hope you’ll subscribe so you can receive notifications of new posts. It is still a work in progress, but I am excited to get back to writing!
I’ve been spending less time online, and more time in the Word. My computer screen used to be the last thing I saw when I went to bed and the first thing I turned to when I woke up. But I’ve realized that not much happens on Twitter and Facebook between midnight and 7am, so it’s really unnecessary. I’m learning how to steward my time better; I’ve been reading Psalms every day and started the Experiencing God daily devotional.
I’ve started saying “no.” I didn’t realize how many activities I was agreeing to participate in but secretly dreading, all because I didn’t want to say “no.” No’s are healthy, and freeing. Plus I now have more time to dedicate to the things that I love!
I’ve rediscovered a lot of those things that I love. Like writing, discipleship, reading, coffee dates, and my new passion- grant writing! It feels SO wonderful to be passionate and excited about life, instead of merely trying to stay afloat.
I am now 11 days in, and I feel like a completely different woman. It is amazing. I have my joy back! I have peace. I have passion. I am learning what freedom feels like. I don’t ever want to go back!