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a few goals for 2011

i know, it's now january 8. i guess i hate the pressure of changing the entire course of my life, in 17 different areas, all in one day. so i take my time and start small [and late].

mainly, i plan to read daily. surprising as it may or may not be, i'm not much of a reader of anything besides the Bible. when i do read, it is always non-fiction. i plan to continue with the lean toward non-fiction, but i plan to make it a daily practice. my husband [who reeeaaallly does not read] has decided to do the same. we want to be like real adults :) so we're going to set aside at least thirty minutes a night, in bed, for just reading. we usually flip through the tv and let it drone on while our minds drift off into neverland. why not feed it with knowledge and words instead? that's the first plan. [i have already started by re-reading "mere christianity" and then the plan is to continue on with the six other major works of the great CS Lewis]

also, i plan to blog much more frequently and on a broader range of topics. i'm in the midst of decorating our new [to us] house. i am loving this new thrifting trend, and have found so many amazing pieces for almost nothing. i plan to share those. i want to share more of my daily life and more of my heart too. i plan to do that this year, with the hope that God will use this little plot of time and history that He calls my life, to bless someone somewhere.

in addition, i plan to get my piano tuned and write some music. nothing too impressive, just the words that I write into my little journal every day, set to a beautiful tune. i don't have any vastly technical music training, like you would assume a composer of songs would have. i can sing, i can play the piano, and i can read music at the most elementary level... but i know that God can do anything through me, that He has proven. so i sort of expect to sit down at the piano and allow Him to write through me. i have melodies singing in my heart all the time. sometimes they are set to words and sometimes they're quiet and sometimes they're screaming to be forever drafted onto paper.

we will see how these three things take shape. i'm hoping quite beautifully. i will keep you posted, because, after-all that's my second goal: to blog more frequently.



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