Saturday, August 15, 2009

Check Up

Let's see how I'm doing on my New Year's Resolutions for this year...
(Just because some are checked off does not meant that I will not continue to do them.)

1. Learn to be happy alone. -I feel like God has taught me so much about myself this summer. I feel confident and safe when I am alone. Yes, I do miss things, and I do miss people. But I have improved incredibly. I don't think I can ever fully put a check mark on this one. Part check.
2. Get better sleep. Meaning no more staying up past 12:30 on a regular basis. -Camp helped me with this... But I've been lacking the past few weeks. Eep! This is an on and off check mark.
3. Spend lots of time with the little sister. When I was 13, I always felt very alone. -We've been able to spend some quality time with each other the past few weeks. It's really hard being a 19 year old in college and her being a 14 year old who is about to go into high school. We have very different life schedules but I am really trying. Part check.
4. Improve/expand vocabulary. 'Nuff said. -I need to work on this some more. Hmm... No check yet.
5. If not work at Camp Hammer this summer, at least volunteer for 2 weeks. -I worked at Wolf Mountain! Check!
6. Learn to control my emotions. -I learned how to control a lot of my emotions at camp. I still have a lot to work on, but this summer I was taught patience and I think my heart is able to hold more without bursting. There were certain experiences I had to deal with at camp where I wish I could have just broken down and cried, but it taught me to be stronger for the people around me, for my girls especially. Part check.
7. Stay fit! -Woo! This one is a check I think. I am very motivated to get/stay fit from camp.
8. Read more books. -At camp, I wasn't able to read much besides the bible, but I did read a ton from the bible which was great. Right now I'm reading Mere Christianity and I have a few more in my list. Check.
9. Save money for new camera. Nikon D50? D80? -I have settled for a d40. I am planning to purchase my new baby in approximately 3 paycheks. Soon to be check!
10. learn to stand up for myself. Do what is best for me! -Yes. I think I am doing this! Part check.
11. Stop being afraid that people will not like me. I realized that thats just life, and some people will like you and some people wont, and I shouldn't get as offended as I do. -I have become a lot more confident in this. A friend from camp taught me a lot about confidence in yourself and that it's okay if people don't like you. Part check.
12. Get lots of more music. -I'm doing so well at this. I love when my friends share music with me. Check!
13. Watch more movies that I have never seen before. -The one thing that I actually got done while I was sad. haha! Check!

All in all... I'm glad it's only August. I have a lot of work to do still.

Question of the blog:
How are your New Year's Resolutions coming along?

1 comment:

miles b. said...

exercising and getting totally ripped: check.

I'm fit like tetris.