OK, so I'm a month late with this post literally to the day! But even though I was so bogged down with posts about Italy that I got a little behind I still want to touch on this subject.
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? I do! For the past however many years they usually focus on something health related, I'm going to eat better, I'm going to excercise more, etc, etc. Now, not that that isn't important but I've decided that this year's New Year's Resolutions weren't going to be all about that.
Health (as well as all my resolutions) is something I should be working on regardless of the New Year! So here are mine, feel free to share yours, as I love to hear about people's goals in life:
1 - Find religion and spirituality again. As well as, go to church more frequently. Religion, church and that community were all a huge part of my life growing up yet right now they are inconsistent at best. I'd like that to change...so I'm going to work on it.
2 - Reconnect with people! I feel like email is a great way to touch base, it's quick and easy and especially with my generation a lot of times it's the easiest way to communicate. However, I miss talking on the phone. One day when I was home sick in early January I talked on the phone with three different people that day for over an hour each! Now, I don't often have time for that, but my goal this year is to be better about picking up the phone. I'll let you know how that goes.
3 - The "year of the classics". As you all know by now I love love love to read! I'm constantly amazed though at how many of the "classics" I have yet to pick up. So this year, I'm going to focus on the classics. I'm going to read other things as well, but I want to read more classic literature than I normally would in a year...for instance, War & Peace anyone...?
Those are my three big ones! Since it's a month later I will let you know how some are going. After shopping around Jon and I have found a church that we like, we've been two weekends in a row and last week attended a young persons gathering after mass. We met about 20 other 20-30 something's and that was refreshing to feel a sense of community. So I think we're going to keep going back. Now I just need to focus on the spirituality of it all.
As for the classics, I did read one in the month of January and I have two lined up for February so I'm doing well with that.
Hopefully I'll be able to keep this up for not just the year but as part of my life going forward, isn't that the point of resolutions?