2018 – A New Year, A New Start

By: Bailey

A bad habit I’m going to break: Procrastinating.  This is going to be such a challenge for me, because I thrive off of waiting until the last minute and deadlines, but I know I can do better.

A new skill I’d like to learn: Cooking.  Honestly, I do not know how to cook many things.  I can bake a lot of sweet treats, but as far as actual meals go there are very few I can master.

A person I hope to be more like: Christ.  I want to be a kinder, gentler, merciful, humble, more loving and more compassionate person with each passing day.  I want to find God in the every day, to keep my eyes open to how He works.

A good deed I’m going to do: There is this family in Texas that has a little girl with ichthyosis, the same skin condition that I have.  I am going to try to fly out to visit her.  I know it will impact her life in a positive way.  I see so much of my young self in her.

A place I’d like to visit: Europe!  I didn’t pick a particular place because there is so much there I want to see.

A book I’d like to read: Harry Potter Series.  I read the first two books before the end of 2017, and I’m planning on reading through the rest of them.  It’s my first time reading them and they are fantastic!

A letter I’m going to write: I want to be more diligent in letting the people closest to me know how much I appreciate them.  Plus, I’m a sucker for sentimental and handmade gift giving.  Therefore, I’d like to send out letters to my family and friends telling them what they mean to me.

A new food I’d like to try: I’ve already tried so many new things when I went to South Carolina for the first time last year (gumbo, collard greens, fried bologna, grits).  I would like to try an elk burger, maybe.  I live in Elk County which has an entire herd of elk but I’ve never tried it.  This might be the year!

I’m going to do better at: Getting things done.  I have a lot more free time than I used to, so I want to make the most of my time to make me the best person I can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  I have vowed to complete one or two goals each week so I can feel more accomplished than years past.

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