January 2, 2009

Well, I decided to tell you all the rest.

Because I have a lot of resolutions. And I only told you a few. Drum roll please:

1. to do much better with school. Not grades-wise, but not procrastinating-wise. [speaking of that, I should go do some now]

2. to spend less time on the computer and more time studying God's word.

3. to grow in wisdom. God kind of has to help me here. But really, I have a lot of maturing to do. I want to know more. Know more for the sake of learning and know more for the sake of pleasing God and doing less foolish things.

4. to have more uplifting and Biblical fellowship.

5. to be more encouraging to my friends on a daily basis.

6. to be more wise with my words. Too many times, I find myself walking away from a conversation thinking 'why on earth did I say that?'.

7. to grow musically. This includes get much better on guitar and piano. I adore both of these instruments and really desire to be able to play them well. And to learn and get better at writing music.....which I really desire to do well, as well :)

8. to be selfless in everything I do and have more of a servant's heart.

9. to do more listening. Too often I have a conversation with a friend were they are sharing their heart and I find myself not totally concentrating on them and their situation. So, I want to be more concentrated when I'm talking to my friends and do more listening and less talking. Because if you know me at all, you probably know I can talk a lot. *sigh*

10. To get to know and grow closer to my friends. I want to know all of my friends well. I want everyone of my friends to feel comfortable to talk to me anytime about anything. Too many of my friends just know me 'sorta well'.

11. Lastly, to be more serious sometimes. Again, if you know me at all, you probably know that I laugh a lot and probably know me to be 'goofy'. And sometimes that's good, but I feel like it's to the point where some people only see the 'silly, goofy Emily' and don't see the Emily that loves her God and loves to have serious, deep conversations.

So there you go. Another really long post. I promise my next post will be a little more lighthearted and a lot shorter :)


Wesley said...

Very good. I think we have pretty similar resolutions if you saw mine yet... I'll try to help you out with these as much as I can!

Emily said...

I know. We have a lot of similar thoughts. And yes....hold me accountable on these....don't be afraid too ;)

Marissa said...

I'll be praying for you, Emily, and am willing to help you as well. I have noticed you already working on these in the past couple months, however, so you have a head start! :-)

Morgan said...

those are really good emily! i need to work on a lot of the same things!

Emily said...

thanks Marissa!

I'll be praying for you too Morgan!

Matt said...

i can definitely see how you would need to work on these i'll be praying that you can keep your resolutions...

by the way...i guess i should write out some of my own resolutions.