2012 "Resolutions"

Well, 2011 is officially over. Can you believe it?  I literally CAN’T.  There are some big decisions I have to make in the next 5 months, and I have been thinking about them for 4+ years, and now the time has come to make them!  But I’ll get to that in a bit.  Let’s take a look at the resolutions I made last year, and if I actually did them or not.

Heather’s 21 Resolutions for 2011 
1.  Go out of the country.  This is a huge one for me.  I have made up excuses for a LONG time for not doing this.  But I’m extremely convicted.  So this is going to happen.  This actually DIDN’T happen.  It’s kind of a long story, but I tried to go, very very hard.  And believed that God could provide for it with all my heart–so I’m going to call this one a win!
2.  Try saurcraut.  It’s my mom’s least favorite food, so thus I’ve never had it.   I tried it! And hated it!
3. Pick up speaking Spanish again.  I used to speak it all the time.  There’s no reason for me to lose 6 years of classes for nothing.  Well, I did speak Spanish MORE, but noone in Southwest Missouri understood me…
4.  Crash a wedding.  Uhh…Didn’t happen. I could have, but I’m just not rude like that ;)
5.  Eat pizza with anchovies. I just wanna know why everyone thinks its so fishy! ha.  Nope.
6.  I will regain my love for reading and read copious amounts of books.  I wish this happened.
7.  I will do all my homework…………………………………….maybe. The homework that counted, I did!
8.  Buy one of those page-a-day devotion calendars and read it every morning as I brush my teeth.  I did this for the majority of the time, so I call this a win!
9.  Blog once a week.  I didn’t expect to be working full time two jobs on top of school…so I failed.
10.  Sing a solo in church.  I used to all the time when I was a kid. Nope. This will be the year.
11.  Become the owner of Quelf.  HAPPENED!!!
12.  I will meet my future husband. ;)  No ring on my finger, so I dunno!
13.  Host a dance party.  Two of them, to be exact!
14.  Eat healthier (had to throw a boring one in there!)  Yep!
15.  I will whip my hair back and forth when I encounter opposition.  Duh.
16.  Double the size of my small youth group.  I am going to call this a win, although we didn’t gain any members.
17.  I will visit a beach. I have never been to a legit beach.  Dang it!
18.  I will sing in the shower at the TOP of my lungs when all my housemates are here.  No, but I played my guitar. A win.
19.  Keep track of my budget and not use my debit card even half as much.  Yes!
20.  I will not get on Facebook in class…………..maybe.  yes! most of the time.
21.  I will become addicted to the show “My Strange Addiction.”  yep!


So, I did a majority of my resolutions/bucket list.  I think this year, I have only a few things:
1.  Graduate college (a given).  But this involves the whole process of figuring out what I’m doing afterwards…
2.  Do what no woman has ever done before and become the weight on my Driver’s license (I have started an official diet, BUT this may result in getting a new license…but hey, still a lesson on humility!)
3.  Get engaged. hahahaha. This is a joke between my sister and I. . . a “joke”. . . ;)
4.  Hold both of my current jobs until I graduate. (So when I feel like quitting, I have this to look to).
5.  Be a Maid of Honor. (Okay, this is a cheat too. I already have this in the bag)
6.  Keep a prayer journal.  I haven’t journaled in a long time.  It’s time :)
7.  Start blogging again.

Yes.

This is going to be a hard year.  I already know that.  Last year was VERY hard.  I watched both my parents lose their houses last year, and are both currently “homeless”.  My sister is growing up, but not in an environment that is helping her become a young woman.  One of my favorite students died in a tragic car accident that broke me into pieces.  I learned a lot about what a friend is last year, and lost some best friends, including one of 15 years.  But this year I will continue my workaholic ways, figure out what I’m doing with the rest of my life (or at least after I graduate), try to figure out how to rewire the youth ministry program at church, and try to find a man. I mean what?  I’m so thankful that the Lord has been gracious with me.  I’m really going to do something different that makes an impact in His kingdom.  Perhaps that is the best resolution I can make!

One thought on “2012 "Resolutions"

  1. CJ says:

    Heather, it is an honor to follow you on Twitter, read this blog and and share in your life. Blessings to you for a great 2012 full of joy and adventure. I love your heart, my friend! And yes… BLOG MORE! :)

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