Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Restitutions

I think that the word restitution can be used interchangeably here. Well to a certain extent.... We make New Year's resolutions to make ourselves better right? So in a way it's restitution for things we haven't done as well as we could have, either for ourselves or for others. Anyway, I was looking back at the resolutions I made last year and sadly I only wrote down two (well on my blog for the public anyway). They were to do well in school and to be more social. I'm pretty happy to report that I accomplished both. I could have done better in school this past semester but I did try really hard so I'm going to count that. And I've actually been a lot more social since I moved to Michigan. I suppose it was a little bit out of necessity but the result was really good and I've been able to meet a lot more people and make many more friends. Joy!

This year I don't really know what resolutions I want to make for myself. I could say that I haven't thought about it very much but I really have and I just don't know what I'd like to do differently this year. Or maybe it's nothing I want to admit to myself.......
Well we'll just go with what I have I guess : ).

First, this year I want to not have regrets about school. I mean this in that I don't want to look back and think that there was more I could have done. Of course I'd like to do well but most of all I don't want to think I could have done more. Everything else I can deal with.

Second, I want to live in the present. If you've read the Shack then you know what I'm talking about. I don't want to worry so much about the future or dwell on the past. I want to be happy in the moment I'm in. I think that this will help a lot in making Michigan a place that I'm happy at and hopefully help me not miss my family so much.

Third, with all the craziness that I know will come from school and work and church, I don't want to forget about the things I love doing. These things include reading, working out, playing soccer, watching movies, and so many others.

And last, I want to USE the amazing camera that I just got to document all the fun I have with the amazing people in my life. I don't think there's been a year where I thought I took enough pictures so I'm going to work towards that goal!

I hope your restitutions are amazing and that you'll help me keep mine : ).