It's the time of year to start thinking about resolutions. If you're like some of us, you have already settled on one thing you'd like to change for the upcoming year. And if you're like others, you throw out the resolution idea altogether. For those of us at jb and me, we're all about self-improvement. Whether it's something big that we would like to work on, change, accept, or focus on, or even if it's something little, we've all decided to resolve something for 2015! We encourage you to join us in reflecting on the past year, and envisioning what the future looks like for you. Here's a little inspiration for your journey into 2015 with what some of our staff members are resolving! Tell us what you're resolving in the COMMENTS!
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This is my big 3-0 year... So I have a few! I plan on paying off my debt (before October) and REALLY learning to play my guitar (with intentions of participating in an open mic before my birthday) EEEE! ;)
My New Years resolution is to treat myself more kindly. Cut myself some slack, embrace who I am and accept that I cannot control everything. The aging process is going to happen, life happens and it's all okay!
My New Year's Resolution is to find my vocation and vision for my personal and professional future. As I look forward to graduating from Hope College in May, I must discern where God-given gifts and passions are best put to work. Starting a meaningful career, building fruitful relationships, and keeping Jesus my number one priority are my goals for the 2015!
My New Year's resolution is to train my puppy to not chew on furniture and learn a new hobby (possibly the piano)...and as always eat a little healthier!
Although I try to be a kind person all the time, often I find myself angry & hurt at those who are unkind to me. It is easier to be nice to those who are kind; obviously it is harder to be nice to those who are unkind. I've come to realize that the people who are unkind are the ones who need me MOST to be kind to them. Therefore, my New Years resolution is to return kindness to those who are unkind to me.
My resolution is to call my friends more often, especially the ones who live far away. I am notoriously bad with phone calls, and need to make a point to call the dear friends I love more regularly, just to check in. One of my favorite authors, Shauna Niequist, touches on this in her book, Bittersweet, and it really resonated with me. She writes, "Get up, make a phone call, buy a cheap ticket, open your front door. Because there really is nothing like good friends, like the sounds of their laughter and the tones of their voices and the things they teach us in the quietest, smallest moments."
As cliche as this sounds, my new years resolution is to eat healthier with help from my friend and fellow jb and me stylist Suzy! :) I have been eating way too many oreos in 2014!
My resolution is to make more time for the things that I enjoy doing, such as, spending more quality time with my friends, remodeling my house, playing with my puppies, etc.! It's easy to want to just relax after a long day at work, but I want to focus on reenergizing once I get home!
I am not one for resolutions. Instead, all year long I strive to improve on how I live life. I strive to humbly consider others better than myself, looking not only to my interests, but to the interests of others (Phil. 2:3-4).
My resolution is to simply not "sweat the small stuff." I want to focus on enjoying my last semester of college and embracing all the changes in my life that will occur this coming year!