Wednesday, December 31, 2008

waiting... no more

It seems like I'm always waiting for something... something to happen that says, "Okay, NOW life can start". I'm tired of waiting. I want 2009 to be a year that I DO rather than sit by and wait for something to happen.

So that probably means I need to do something to ensure that happens.

In 2009, I'd like to:

- figure out what my real purpose is. I know I can do more than I'm currently doing. I know I can affect more people's lives. I know I can be used to serve God in a better, more effective way.

- be more organized. This is always something I *want*, but not something I do much about (beyond the rush of last-minute cleaning before guests arrive - which reminds me...). I'd love to have a place for everything and have everything in its place. That means I'm going to have to do some SERIOUS work.

- start scrapbooking. I have always wanted to scrapbook. You wouldn't believe the arsenal of supplies I have that have barely been touched. What a waste if I do nothing with it. I think the first step will be convincing myself that it doesn't have to be perfect, but to just dig in and see what happens.

- start cooking more. I probably could have left that last word off and been more accurate. I have grand ideas of having weekly menus and creating healthy meals for my family. Instead, I sit back and ask the hubs, "What's for dinner?". I'm lucky that he likes to cook, but seriously, I need to get on the ball and contribute!

- And of course, the goal that seems to always be around at the start of every new year... lose weight. Rather than just hope for it and try a little bit, I know I need to do a lot to make this happen. One step would be to actually strive for the previous goal (cooking). And of course, there's always exercise. Yeah, I hate exercising - well, that's not entirely true - I do like some forms of exercise. I just don't make the time for it.

That seems to be the problem for most of my wants - I don't make the time. I waste time instead. Perhaps that should be my main goal for 2009. MAKE TIME. Oh, and stop being lazy.

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