Friday, January 1, 2010

So This is the New Year, and I Have No Resolutions

I don't really believe in "New Year's resolutions." It's always some lofty goal that we never meet. For example, a few years ago when I woke up and suddenly realized I was fat, I resolved to lose weight. For the first month I did well; I counted by points like a good Weight Watcher. By April, however, I ditched the point counting and went on a major buffet binge.

That's not to say that I don't believe in making goals. I just don't limit my goals to 12-month periods. Too restricting.

My goals include:

-Lose weight (I try to spin for about 15 minutes every night)
-Write a book (think of it as "Blue Like Jazz" if Donald Miller had mental issues)
-Get married (I've been engaged for almost three years, so I think it's time to get the proverbial ball rolling

But my biggest goal is to, as we Christians say, draw closer to God. If you're like me, you're very easily distracted by the things of this world: individualism, materialism, etc. If I'm not careful, I can easily go so wrapped up in that stuff that I nearly forget who I am. So hopefully I can stay focused both this year and every remaining year after that.

So Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. These are great goals, Travis. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with that book!

  2. me either! well. except, possibly for my own personal amusement, to do grave injustices and butchery to the englishes!