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!!!