Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Keeping my promise...

Last blog I swore I would not let the entire month go by with only one post to December's name. Being that it is December 30, I better get to it. But what to write about...?

Since tomorrow is NYE I guess I could write about New Year's resolutions. BUT I never make those. I never really saw the point. If I truly wanted to do something (lose weight, read everyday, run everyday, etc...) I would just do it. Once I put my mind to something there is really no stopping me, whether it is January 1, May 1, or August 1. If I am going to do it, I will do it. I think it is unrealistic how some people set these unattainable goals when knowing, their never going to achieve them. I say if you do make a new years resolution, keep it simple.

So I can't really talk about resolutions I want to accomplish. I guess talking about simple things in general I would like to happen see in 2010 is close enough?

*side note* What is the correct way to say the upcoming year? Is it "twenty-ten" or is it two thousand and ten?" Theoretically they are both correct, but is one better than the other? I am leaning towards "twenty-ten."*end side note*

So for 2010, I would like to continue with my 4.0 in grad school. This is the longest I have had a 4.0 and it is weird! I get nervous at the end of the semester because I don't want to break the streak. I only have 6 classes left (about 3 semesters) so hopefully I can finish out strong!

Also for 2010, I want to keep the friends I have close and pull the ones I have let drift away, back in. Having a good solid group of friends is so important. As I get older I really start to see who true friends are and who was just a good acquaintance. People come and go but true friends will always be there. I had dinner last night with true friends. I have know these girls since middle school, and while we may not see each other (hardly ever) or really even talk all that much, I know if I needed them at 2 o'clock in the morning I could pick up the phone and they would be there. Those are the high school friends. And now I have my college friends. And it's the same story with them. I know they will always be there. Always. After reflecting on just this paragraph it seems I am a blessed little girl to be surrounded with people I can always count on.

Finally for 2010, I want to continue to grow as a well-rounded person. I want to be happy all the time! I want to make others happy, all the time! I want to acheive things (I'm not sure what yet), I want to be better and make this world better! Or atleast start with my community ;)

I have learned a LOT about myself this year. It was kinda that first year on my own to spread my wings a bit. A truly weird and creepy and exhilarating feeling! 2009 was a pretty good year. I turned 22, graduated college, began a Master's degree, lived on my own for a full year, painted without adult supervision, planned a vacation for the girls, served in Mexico, was single for [almost ;) ]the entire year, made new friends, lost old friends, got a big girl job, acquired a 401k (?!), was a good year and I am whole heartedly looking forward to 2010! :)

(Sorry if I ramble or change subjects, but it's my blog, I can do that!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas JOY!

I swore I would not let another month go by with me only posting once...I have almost failed. I still have next week so maybe I can squeeze in another one!

To me, Christmas is almost like another Thanksgiving. I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. But what I am most thankful for is the REASON for the Season. Yes, cliche and corny, I know but the little, catchy phrase is so true. There is a much bigger reason for this lovely holiday season. There's more to the Christmas trees and shopping and presents and bows and parties and outfits and songs and friends and..and...and....the list goes on!

The real reason is because long ago a sweet little baby was born to Mary and Joesph. He was born holy, perfect, and sinless. He was born to take my sins so I can live forever in eternity! I can't think of a better Christmas present than that!

I leave you with one of my favorite Christmas songs. It truly captures what Christmas is all about.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us, a Son is given,
And the government shall be upon His shoulder;
And his name shall be called
the Mighty God,
the Everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)

Merry Christmas!!!!