New Year, New You

Another year has come and gone. Time to get out pen and paper and jot down a few ways you can improve your life, make this year better than the last --more successful. 

We all have that list of resolutions, whether they are written down or not. Maybe you've shared your list with a loved one, or perhaps you've kept yours hidden this year; either way, we all have goals for 2013 (big and small) that deep down inside we believe that if they are met, our lives will be enriched. 

And maybe they will. 

While jotting down my own list, I started thinking about that word success. What makes one successful in life? Or more specifically, what makes for a successful year? Is it fitting into those size 4 jeans? Or having more money in your bank account? 

In the world's eyes, probably so. But what the world can't see is the condition of your heart, and maybe that and that alone equates success in life. 

So my new year's resolutions for 2013 are... 
  • To spend more time intentionally loving my husband, even if the feelings I harbor for him at certain moments aren't necessarily lovey dovey ;)
  • To be more intentional with my friendships
  • To pray not just in moments of hardship, but in moments of thanksgiving
  • To tithe consistently  

On paper, success may look like $$$, but the above are things I've struggled with this past year and want to improve on in 2013. So for me, a successful 2013 looks a lot like my family, friends, and my relationship with Christ. Oh yeah, I also want to work out more and eat more veggies ;)

Happy New Year!
I hope it's a successful one.


The Not Quite Military Wife said...

What a great list! I'm also focusing on the bigger things this year, not just appearance!

Christina said...

Great list! Some of my goals are the same. It's all about being intentional.

Anonymous said...

Actually, jean sizes are so weird that you might wear a 4 - or a 6, 8, or 12 - depending on the style, brand name, and store. :)

Laura Darling said...

Happy new year! What a great list of goals!

Laura Darling said...

Happy new year! What a great list of goals!

audrinajulia said...

That's a great list, Happy new year to you and your husband!


Liz Brown said...

Man, your list of resolutions is spot on. I might borrow it. :)

Mrs Independent said...

Wishing you all the best in the year ahead!!

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

rightt there with you on tithing consistently. big goal for this year - i'm terrible at it.