I have a good reason for not having blogged for the past few days: at the last minute, I decided to attend my church’s Winter 2008 Youth Group Retreat.
(For those who are not aware, I have been a teacher for my church’s youth group since October.)
It was exhaustive, with my getting only 2-3 hours of sleep each night, but I returned home on a spiritual high. I feel the change, not only mentally but physically – energized and refreshed, and most of all, blessed.
Speaking to a friend the other day, I realized just how much I’ve changed this past year. If you had described to me my current life circumstances exactly one year ago, I would have laughed at you.
Right now my life is on the brink of change and uncertainty. I am so out of my comfort zone that I really do get scared.
However, I know that this will only lead to great and better things. I just know. And I have faith that God will provide during these difficult times.
So, following in the steps of my blogger friends, here are my resolutions for the new year:
- Continue on my path to forming a more personal relationship with God. I’ve neglected my faith for far too long, and this year God has smacked me upside down in order to get me back onto the path. I am at a good place now, especially after this retreat, but I want to go further.
- Get my booty back into shape. I gained some weight since the wedding, and on such a small frame even 5 lbs makes a big difference! I purchased the New York City Ballet Workout and the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred – I’ll let you know if they work!
- Make a conscientious effort to better my relationships: with J, family, and friends. I have a tendency to create walls and shut people out. I need to step out of my self-protective circle and be more proactive in showing my love for the important people in my life.
After going through my 5,000+ feeds on Google Reader, I have a bunch of stuff I want to share with you so please be prepared for a post overload for the next couple of days!