First Post of 2014 (And Only A Month Late!)

It's a new year, and so, it's about time for a new post. Ha! Clearly college life did not leave much time for blogging in 2013, but I'm alright with that. More important things were being done. Friendships were being made, lectures were being attended, course material was being studied... all clearly things that are more fun that blogging (and by "all," I mean only the first one). 

Anyway, even though in public I scorn New Year's resolution lists, I do like the idea of striving to improve myself. So, here is a short list of things I want to work on in my life, in 2014 and beyond.

1. Do more of what I enjoy. This means draw more, cook more, read more, hang out with friends more, explore more–just do more. Even if I don't have tons of time on my hands, I can try my best to spend the small amount I do have doing meaningful things.

2. Stop spending so much time in the black hole that is the internet. This kind of piggy backs on the point above. I want to spend less time on Facebook and Pinterest, and more time unplugged. That being said, I would also like to spend a little more time blogging.

3. Get more organized and manage my time more effectively. I've already started to do this by implementing a hybrid GTD / bullet-journal Moleskine planner. I'll probably post about that later, because I kind of really got overly excited and geeky about the whole thing (but I'm prone to geek outs, so not surprising). The idea is that this will help me achieve 1 & 2. 

4. Pursue Christ daily. Even though I lead Bible study, I still find it harder than I should to spend my daily time with God. I think this is an area of my life that I really need to be more intentional about, and I hope to improve in this over time.

5. Compare less. Attending a school like Penn can really take a toll on my self-esteem. Especially when I am constantly comparing myself to my peers around me. I really need to learn not to do this to myself, even if it means going against the grain of the culture that surrounds me.

6. Be more courageous. I don't actually know what this means functionally, but I know it's something I want to do.

If you have any "resolutions" you made that you'd like to share, please do! It's fun to hear what other people are doing. 

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