Today is the day, my friends! I definitely cut it close on a few of my posts, but I met my goal: 30 posts, 30 days.
Finding that balance between a goal that challenges me and a goal that I can actually obtain is pretty tricky; (I suspect it's difficult for a lot of people...) it's a rare occurrence when I finish a goal without needing to make modifications. (For example...that whole Beginner Workout goal? Heh. At least I worked out four more days this month than I would have otherwise, right? I'm not giving up though. Those were good workouts.) My ambitious, perfectionist side often gets the better of me--so when I can complete a goal like this one, it's cause for celebration!
I finished this goal. Finishing is so important. It's something that I want to take more seriously. I want to be able to say what Paul said, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful."
I want to be better at letting my yes's mean yes, and my no's mean no, and I don't want that to lead to a lifestyle of saying "no" more because of fear, worry or laziness. I want to be someone who knows what needs to be done to stretch myself, and does it to completion.
I want to find the balance between all the crazy goals we women put on ourselves--I don't want to aim at perfection, but I do want to aim at a whole, healthy life. I don't want to obsess over myself, but I do want to take care of myself. I want to find a way to faithfully spend time with God, serve my church and community, (And someday we'll throw being a mom in that mix...dear lord!). Yes, it's a lot. I can't do it all. But with Christ I can live this life He's given me to the fullest, and I can finish well.
prioritize my marriage, keep my home in decent order, exercise, be wise about what I eat, give my best at my job, be a good friend, spend time with my family, pour into the youth we minister to, continue to value reading and learning, and make time to be creative in writing and art
And writing 30 posts in 30 days? That's one small victory, one small encouragement, to keep me going!