Saturday, January 02, 2010
Ninth day of Christmas
I have many thoughts on what this year will bring, and being the list-maker that I am,
am very much inclined to make a
"to-do list of resolutions."
But this is going to be a year of major major changes in our lives.
Changes that I simply cannot anticipate how to adjust to, or schedule, or organize.
1) moving from the city to a small town
2) adding a very small new person to our family
3) switching careers/adjusting jobs
4) renovating a house
5) leaving old friends behind and making new ones (and reacquainting with old ones!)
6) leaving a dear church home, and finding a new one.
These are scary things to consider, and I feel far from equipped to handle everything, when I stare at all together in a list.
Consequently, unlike 2009, when I planned everything out very carefully;
Reaching some goals, and realizing that other things are beyond my control.
This year will be a year of taking things as they come.
Accomplishing small goals daily, or weekly, or at most, monthly.
Consciously not planning some things, so I won't be disappointed when they don't happen as I want.
Constantly being a learner--
Listening to the advice and wisdom of others-
In an attempt to feel at least somewhat prepared, no matter what lies ahead.
I'm glad I have my Brent and my God with me as we forge on ahead. Otherwise I would feel very small and scared indeed.