Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!! It's hard to believe that 2008 has come to a close. It was quite a year of struggle, hurt, learning, and hopefully growth. Generally speaking I do not make New Year's resolutions, but 2008 was quite a tumultuous and even traumatic year for me, and I am hoping and praying that 2009 is a year of recovery and healing.

Ergo, I have a few things I would like to accomplish in 2009.

More closely follow the dietary revelations of Dr. Weston A. Price. I have read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon a few times through, and have followed Dr. Price's recommendations rather loosely, but with the support of my ever loving mother I am ready to adhere to a more traditional style of eating as best I can.

I really want to exercise six days a week. The great thing about the first six months of 2008 was that I had the time to walk 8 miles a day. Although those 8 miles will probably not be very attainable in this new and busy year, I loved how it felt being outside and moving my body every day and I want to get back into that.

I would really like to get a 4.0 in school this year
. I think that with hard work and perseverance this will be possible.

I want to be more proficient in singing
, both Byzantine and Western. I've loved singing my whole life and I want to keep working and improving.

I want to play the piano for at least 45 minutes a day. I took lesson for 13 years and always found time to practice, and I want to get back into that.

I want to read more spiritual books. It seems I always have time to read for pleasure and homework, but I don't make enough time to read for the nourishment of my soul.

Last, but most certainly not least, I want to pray more. I make the time to cultivate relationships with friends and family members, but I sometimes forget to even say "hello" to the person who loves me the most... even more than I could ever imagine.

So, that's it for 2009. It's a long list, but these are all things that are very important to me and I am ready to embark on this journey. I cannot wait to see what 2009 has in story for me!

Happy New Year! Kali Xronia kai Xronia Polla!!!


Carrie T said...


I just realized you had a blog! Duh! Anyway, I wish you all the best toward your goals this year, and if there's anyway that I can help with anything, please let me know. Say, if you want to play piano for 45 min for me and my kids, I will be happy to listen ;)

Seriously, though....we all need each other's support so let me know how I can help!

Love you,


Christiana: said...

Carrie, Thank you so much! Your support means the world!! I hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!