The Question of the Month is a bloghop that occurs the first Monday of each month and it is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined. Here is the question for January 2016:
What are some New Year’s resolutions you’ve had in the past?
I have not made many New Year’s resolutions for the past few years. I think it’s mainly because the words of my pastor come to mind. He often says that we should not vow to do something unless we plan to stick to it. When we make empty promises, it will only lead to disappointment. That being said, I still do use the New Year as an opportunity to rework my goals. In the past I have redone my budget, started new Bible studies, tried new healthy recipes, and started an exercise routine within the first two months of the year. I did resolve once in January and another year in July to read through my Bible in a year. I did not make it within the year-long deadline, but I did eventually finish both times. I think that goals can be made any time of year, but a New Year is a good time to wipe the slate clean. It’s like picking up an old book you only read halfway through, sometimes it is easier to just start over instead of trying to remember where you left off. If you have made resolutions this year, I hope you do well with keeping them. Don’t give up if you get off course for a few days, just dust yourself off and try again.
Happy New Year everyone! I will see you again Wednesday for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day.