Set us free, trust the mystery,
until our eyes are clear enough to see You.
Where You lead us we will follow.” —Jars of Clay, We Will Follow
Marianne Williamson (via fevenaraya)
being that this is my 100th post, i felt compelled to make it sort of special. as you can tell, i mostly just reblog silly/meaningful things i happen to like on the internet or post quotes/pictures/whatever from the various media i consume. i don’t normally write on my tumblr (because that’s what this is for) but i thought i’d do so for my centennial post.
as 2010 draws to a close, i (like many of you) find myself reflecting over how i’ve grown in the past year. moreover, i’m contemplating how i’d like to become an even better version of myself in the coming year.
(i think i’m being entirely too wordy about the fact that i’ve made some new years resolutions.)
i normally make a handful of resolutions each year. because i’m an overachiever/perfectionist/insane person, one just never seems like enough.
here are the first few i’ve come up with:
1.) i resolve to only post positive things on the internet. this goes for twitter, facebook, tumblr, wordpress, whatever. there are a handful of people who only know what’s going on in my life based on what i submit to cyberspace. there’s no reason for anyone in that position to have to assume my life is horrible or that i’m sad or pessimistic or anything like that. i’m really not! my life is overflowing with blessings and happiness, and i REALLY don’t want to project anything that might lead anyone to believe otherwise.
2.) i resolve to run more than two races in 2011. this shouldn’t be too hard, since i’ve already verbally committed to two races and they’re both in february. one’s a half marathon! holy crap!
3.) i resolve to get down to a normal BMI (which would mean losing ten pounds) and let that be enough. i started weight watchers about ten weeks ago with this outlandish idea that i’d lose over 30 pounds. i’ve lost ten so far (!) but i stumbled across pictures of myself from four years ago in the depths of eating disordered hell. when those pictures were taken, i only weighed about fifteen pounds less than i do now and i looked absolutely disgusting. my body isn’t meant to be stick thin. it’s meant to be curvy and i love it that way. so to go from “overweight” to “normal” on the BMI chart is a healthy (and realistic) goal.
4.) i resolve to set aside an hour a day to studying the bible, writing in my journal, and personal prayer. it sucks that i have to make this a resolution. but nobody’s perfect, right?
so. there’s a start.
what new years resolutions do you have? how can i encourage you to keep them?