I think I shoot something like 10%.
90% of the time when New Years Eve rolls around, I have absolutely zero desire to make or keep New Years Resolutions. For starters, most people never get around to keeping up with them, and I am certainly no exception. I think my record was I made it to the gym every day until January 29th once. But also there’s something just so arbitrary about January 1st. Why make a change on that particular day when there are so many other days to work on self improvement?
But I think about 10% of the New Years of my life, I’ve come around to wanting to make some kind of improvement in my life, and the timing worked out well to start in the new year. Again, maybe I’ll make it, and maybe I won’t, but this feels like the kind of year that I can make a few improvements.
Improvement really is the name of the game. I don’t want to make a resolution just to make one. I think the best resolutions are those that have some hope of making you a better person, and not just looking like a better person. The gym is a classic example of this. I have made resolutions to go to the gym every day because I want to get healthier, and I have made those same resolutions because I’ve felt like it’s what I want people to see of me.
So what am I resolving to do this year? I am resolving to write more. Writing is something I absolutely love doing, and yet find myself completely incapable of dragging to the front of my priority list. I want to write things that are funny. I want to write things that are inspiring. I want to write things about faith, and the Bible, and the deep life we are called to live. I just want to write.
So, I’ve made this promise before, and failed at it, but I believe in me a bit more than usual. I’m going to blog each and every week day in 2019. I’ve already written a few posts ahead of time in case a day gets away from me I’ll have a cache of posts to load quick and dirty. But my hope is to join you right here on the J-Blog each and every day.
I hope you’ll join me!