My 2013 resolutions were:
(1) Spend more quiet time with God and in the word.
This was my most important resolution, and I really feel like I've grown spiritually because of it. No matter how tired I am, I pick up my Bible every night and read a few passages and pray. And on top of that, I pray every time I'm in the car and before meals...and randomly throughout the day. I've found the more I talk to God and the more I reach for him, the sweeter our relationship becomes. It's hard to describe the fulfillment that a relationship with my Savior brings, but it is certainly a relationship I know I could never live without. Pure and total unconditional love is what everyone needs, and God gives that to me every day. I've learned to love myself and others because of it.
(2) Work on patience, a positive attitude and a pure heart.
Oh the struggle. Between marriage, parenting, work, stress and everything in between...it really is a challenge to have complete and total patience and a perfectly positive attitude. I'll be the first to admit I've failed at this one this year (if I don't tell you, my husband will...ha), but I've made major leaps and bounds in the right direction. Thinking before I speak, holding my tongue
(3) Cook every single day for my family (except for the nights we go out)
Okay so this one must have been a joke. Or either I had just drank an obscene amount of coffee and had caffeine flowing through all of my veins before I wrote this, because there is no way in the world I could have the energy to cook every single day. I tried, I really did. But then I came to realize that this resolution was out of reach for me. This year I'm aiming for 3-4 days a week. There's bound to be enough leftovers from those meals to get us through the remaining days. Don't you think? ;)
(4) Maintain my fitness regimen.
I shouldn't have even made this a resolution. Fitness is a way of life for me, and I knew when I made this one that this would be the one thing I followed through with. I did indeed workout 4-5 times a week, every single week this year. YES.
I have to say 2013 was a great year. It truly was.