New Year, New Directions

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
~Albert Einstein

This quote sums up that last few years for me.

I’ve been living on auto-pilot and finding excuses not to change aspects of my life that I know need to be changed. I’ve let the unimportant take over and squeeze out many things, including joy, that I want to be important in my life. I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions just because I know they won’t last past the first week of the year and I don’t want to spend the year feeling guilty about not accomplishing those resolutions.

This year, however, I want to focus on changing the things that I can and re-prioritizing my commitments to make room for the things I really want to do, such as writing and taking online courses to learn new things. This will mean that I have to let go of good things to focus on better things and cleaning the clutter out of my house as well as my schedule. These changes will make both physical and mental space for me to grow and change in new ways.

I’m hopeful for the new opportunities and new directions this year can bring to me both personally and professionally. It is my prayer that I see the doors the Lord has opened for me and that I will walk boldly through those doors.

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isa 43:18-19 NIV)

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Just write about anything!

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Life has been way to hectic the past few months and I’ve had no time to really think about posting. I enjoy reading and writing, but sometimes my life gets in the way. So, today, I decided to just write about the first thing that came to mind. I thought, instead of trying to recapture some of the ideas that busyness has let escape from my mind, I would simply post links to a few things I’ve been reading lately. It’s a way to peer into my days and, in the process, I’m able to just write about anything.

Lysa TerKeurst – Proverbs 31 Ministries

Small Dog Electronics – various newsletters, which include blog posts

Wendy Blight – Proverbs 31 Ministries

MacLife articles

Possible gag gift for my husband? (from one of the many shopping-type emails I receive).