Week Four

Week four was a good one, mainly because I made some pretty good progress on my goals. I worked out and watched what I ate more, which lead me to already lose a few pounds. I finished a great book (A Thousand Splendid Suns–definitely a recommended read). I also got to spend a lot of time volunteering at church and at school. With the time that I wasn’t volunteering, I spent a good amount of time bonding with my mom, and also sitting down for some hours to get lost playing the guitar and piano. It seriously amazes me how healing the sound of an instrument can be. Overall, I feel pretty good about myself and this week.

On the other hand, this last week was rough when it came to my relationship with Jesus. Though I read my bible every night, I felt empty and really distant. That all changed today. I watched Tim Chaddick’s sermon on jealousy and realized that I have been jealous in a lot of of different areas of my life without even realizing it. His words convicted me, and made me realize what things I need to work on. Already, I’m incredibly excited to work on these changes, and can feel myself already allowing Jesus back into my heart. It’s a great feeling.

I guess you could say that this week was pretty great. I’m hoping that it continues for some time to come.


Week Three: Progress Report

The last three weeks have been…well, great. I’ve gotten to spend a large amount of time with my friends, with my family, and I’ve been able to go on random adventures with friends, both new and old. I’ve also watched way too many episodes of The Office, and spent far too much time on Pinterest and Tumblr.

Despite this, I’ve really struggled with a few of the goals that I had set for myself. I haven’t finished a book, I’ve gained weight, rather than losing it, and I’ve eaten so much junk food that it’s embarrassing.

On a brighter note, I’ve been really good with time management. I’ve also been pretty good with keeping up a good appearance. I’ve found little things to keep me busy, like volunteering at my church and school.

Reading through this, I guess I could say that I’ve had some progress. Not in the areas that I had most hoped for, but that’s my own fault. I need to be more responsible with how and what I eat, and making sure that I work out as often as I can. I still have 64 days until school starts. I don’t know about you think, but I’d say that’s still plenty of time for me to still make some changes.