i’ve not really been one to make resolutions and i’ve been worse at keeping them.
chalk it up to being enfp — easily inspired, inept at execution (not that i offer that as an excuse or cop-out). i typically resolve things like:
- lose weight
- read through the bible (i got as far as joshua).
- debt-free/significant debt-reduction (well, car got paid off last year, a huge win!)
i liked these sets of resolutions re: dating. i’m in that age cohort (read: my peers are married, getting married, making babies, raising said babies) and i work from home, so i have to be much more deliberate about meeting (new) men, at least being more open to it. anyways…
then there’s the desire for increased intimacy with God and growth in my understanding of him, in ministry, in my gifts, et al. but those are default resolutions for like, everyday, so designating them as new year’s resolutions is redundant. let’s just establish those as life resolutions.
thanks to my boss and this writer (just noticed both their names begin with a. why did i feel the need to note that? and why against my better judgment am i leaving that thought here instead of deleting it? that’s what happens when i try to multi-task), i was made more aware of one word 365, pioneered by this fellow native new yorker.
each of the aforementioned folks (and others, like him, him, & her) are declaring some money words that i feel could apply to my
yearlife. i made the silly-in-hindsight assumption that repeats aren’t allowed; that is, my one word can’t be the same as someone else’s.
so i manage to mangle this rather straightforward, simple (which isn’t synonymous with easy, of course) concept into this mental mess:
pressure to be utterly novel & unique
+ aversion to making mistakes
+ clumsiness with details/follow-thru
+ chronic logorrhea
= overwhelmed by prospect of selecting just one word of all the words of the english language to shape the next
365 (this is four days overdue) 360 (2012 = leap year!) 361 days.
after days or a week+, the breakthrough came as i asked God, ever faithful, at prayer meeting this week (during which the list actually grew, hah)! but since this post is already quite long, i’ll share it tomorrow…
can you guess which of these made the final cut?