New Year’s Resolutions: 2019


Good morning, and welcome to day 2. Day 2 of 2019, that is. Have you made resolutions? I know they get a bad rap, but I do love them. I keep them, for the most part. I like having something to focus on during the year. I like chasing dreams. They keep me motivated. I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Read the Bible through in a year. I didn’t do this last year. During 2018, I read the verse of the day (thank you, YouVersion) and often the Psalm or Proverb based on the day of the month.  I spent more time worshiping and praying last year. Also good. I’m using an actual Bible this year, not a plan on my device. I want to hold the pages again and remember the order of the books. I want to flip back and forth to cross-reference. I’m looking forward to it.

Run 10 miles a week. It’s not much compared to the old running me. Like the year I ran 1,000 miles. Not gonna happen this year. Too much on my plate and priorities have to shift. I will need to work up to 10 miles, however. I’ll keep you posted.

Pick my flute up again. This means, of course, that I must unearth it from where I buried it. It’s somewhere in the rotunda, boxed in a cabinet. I’ll need to dig. I don’t know how much time I can dedicate to practicing. I only know it’s time.

Write every day. I don’t think I’ll be able to blog every day; that would be a miracle. But I can certainly write in a journal or somesuch.

Lose up to 10 lbs. I realize this is a resolution most people set every year, in varying amounts. Right now, I weigh less than I have in years. I’ve lost more than 10 lbs. since August. I didn’t do it with punishing exercise or restricting my diet. Couldn’t do much exercise of a strenuous sort due to my ongoing foot injury. I did it with intermittent fasting. Still doing it, in fact. More on this in the coming months. My only weight criteria is to land on a multiple of 5. I’m funny like that.

I have more resolutions. These are the main ones. What about you? What have you decided to go after this year? I would love to hear from you.