I don’t do New Year resolutions and haven’t for quite some time. And yet here I am going to post a list of things that I’d like to either achieve, work on or try. But don’t be fooled into thinking it has anything to do with the New Year. It’s just timing. We’ve had our tree-change. A major family crisis also happened. One that has affected both John and I physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially and in any other way that I can’t think of how to express. You’ll have to stay tuned into future posts for more information on that one.

I miss reading books

I read all day. Online. It’s not the same. Even great blog posts don’t simmer in my mind as much as reading a whole book. I want to read more books.

I started a new novel yesterday and even though I’ve wanted to read it for a few years, it just didn’t hold my interest. But I’ll persevere a little longer. What did catch my eye was an autobiography. So I paid $1.99 for it and downloaded it to my Kindle app. That’s a start.But I’m very far away from what I used to read – I’d have at least three different types of books on the go at any given time.

I miss music

I’m not sure why music took a back seat but I want to listen to a wide variety of music again. I’m happy to listen to Giggle & Hoot but I also want some more Paul Wilbur, Enya, LOTR soundtrack, Paul Potts, Transiberian Orchestra, Classical and more! Pandora has been helpful and I will use it more each morning.

I want to write more

I am committed to only sharing my story and not that of my kids. And that doesn’t always leave a lot for me to say because our lives are so intertwined and it’s hard for me to write my story, from my perspective without intruding on their privacy. Whilst that is tricky, it’s not insurmountable. I used to write a lot, even when I homeschooled all four children and had a small business. This 500 Word Challenge is my way of starting to write more.

I want to exercise

Even just a little. Enough said.

My list is not very spiritual, is it? Read the Bible more, pray more, visit the sick, feed the poor, etc. are all things we should desire to do – borne out of relationship with Our Father. I have never put them on such lists.