12 Jan 2014

Intro 2014

So New Year's Day seems to feel ages ago, yet we are less than 2 weeks into the New Year. A couple of posts ago I wrote about New Year's Resolutions and how I don't like having a legalistic set of rules to stick to - however I do love the opportunity to reflect and see what I want to achieve over the year. 

So even though we're a couple weeks in, I thought I would share what some plans are for the year. I've broken them down into various categories:

Spiritual - to grow closer to God by...

  • Reading through the whole Bible from my new Message* version of the Bible. (*The Message is a Bible written in contemporary language which tries to capture the meaning of what was written in the original Hebrew/Greek)
  • Meeting with someone to pray every fortnight
  • Being more generous 
  • Taking time to talk to those people might class as social outcasts
Environmental - to be more aware of how my decisions affect the environment by...
  • Only eating meat 2-3 times a week (if you think I'm crazy read this or watch this)
  • Walking/cycling more
  • Looking into how the clothes I buy, food I eat, products I use are manufactured and produced and see if there are ways to be more eco-friendly.
Social - to develop solid friendships with lots of different people by...
  • Joining a sports team
  • Regularly attending my Church midweek group
  • Having a weekly "pub" night
  • Visiting old friends (especially in Wales)
Fun - to ensure I don't get old and boring by....
  • Leaving the country at some point
  • Going clubbing more
  • Doing something different with my hair
  • Baking exciting things like "brookies"
  • Taking more photos
Cool well that's pretty much it...

Oh and make sure I see these guys more 
Photo courtesy of Nom and Malc