New year… This again?

*DISCLAIMER* THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY CRINGEY 2020 JOKES BECAUSE NONE OF THEM ARE EVEN THAT FUNNY AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER MYSELF SOMEWHAT PROFESSIONAL.

New years resolutions. The promises that we make to ourselves once every 365 days, hoping that the keeping of these self-promises will result in a happier, healthier and more productive version of ourselves in the coming year. Whether these promises be thoroughly considered or simply thought up the day before the new year begins, they hold a significance (be it big or small) in the outcome of our new year.

In the next year, there are just a few things I want to accomplish.


[]Finish writing my book Self Acceptance

[]Be more assertive in managing my time, money and relationships

[]Continue to trust God’s plan even when it makes no sense to me


 

[]I started this blog to help me grow and learn as well as share progress on my book. I am displeased to say that there hasn’t been much progress on it since the launching of this blog, but that is exactly why I have this on the list. I desire to complete it this year as I have learned SO much more about myself and how to best relate to others through writing.

[]I have always struggled with time management, as have many/most of my young adult friends. I really want to be resourceful when it comes to time and money, and I also wish to be smarter about the relationships on which I place emotional value. I am excited to meet new people in New York, but do not want to lose any of my connections back home.

[]God has brought me pretty far. Never did I see me loving journalism, traveling the world or moving to a big city. But this has really taught me something. If God wants you there, He’ll take you there whether you like it or not! Have you ever read the book of Jonah? just take a look at this guy. Jonah thought he knew better than God and did not trust His plan. Jonah didn’t trust God to carry him through or be there for him at all! And how did God respond? by sending a big fish to literally swallow Jonah and spit him up where he needed to be. You can’t outrun God. So, this whole experience has really shown me that God is bigger than any technical, financial or educational problem out there. He just is.

I am looking forward to welcoming the new year, let’s Live this one Different.

Maddie Grace

 

 

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