January 15th, 2009

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New motto

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

When the calendar flips to January 1, it’s popular amongst bloggers to post an “end of the year” or a “looking ahead to the new year” post. This year, I didn’t do either. I don’t know – I just wasn’t feeling it.

But now, just over 2 weeks late, I am ready.

2008 was dubbed the year of “The Living Big.” But this year, the theme will be… (drumroll please)…

“Take Action to Get Action.”

Yeah, I said it. (Sorry Mom.)

Now, before you go thinking that I’m going to morph into a brazen little hussy who leaves bars with strangers after taking shots of blue liquor, just calm down. That’s not what this is about.

This is about taking small steps each and every day toward what I want – or at least what I THINK I want – not expecting everything to happen all at once, but participating in what Eugene Peterson so brilliantly calls “a long obedience in the same direction.” Whether it be in terms of writing, or music, or vocation, or finances, or health, I will attempt to move forward one day at a time.

What does this mean? It means that I will do something every day. That sounds very generic and unparticular, I know, but my specific goals do not need to be publicized. I know what they are – I’ve written them down. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll not only hope for change, but begin to experience change.

But yeah, also, I’m going to look good in my jeans while doing it.