As the new year approaches, I bet I'm not alone in reflecting on the past and dreaming about the future. In so many ways, my life is more than I ever hoped for at age 25. However, there's always more to strive for—better character, new opportunities, more experiences. It's more than natural to dream of things to come, and I believe that God places certain desires in our hearts that he plans to fulfill in His time.
So the question I'm asking myself as January 1 approaches is this: what am I'm imagining for my life in 2012? Briefly, here's what comes to mind first:
- Read more books. This means more book reviews for you girls, and more inspiration for my writing and life. I want to check off every book on my to-read list, and take advantage of my free time this coming year by making time for reading at least most days during the week.
- Write more—for blogs, online magazines and really any other opportunity that comes my way. Know someone who needs a writer (or an editor, for that matter)? Send them my way. In 2012, I think writing (and editing) is going to be my thing.
- Live beautifully. As you know, I recently started writing a series for Darling Magazine about redefining beauty. More than just a good writing idea, it's something I'm learning for myself in a deep way for the first time—and I want 2012 to be a year of progress in that department.
I'm sure that list will get broader and more specific as time goes on, but I think a simple list is a good start. I can't wait to see what comes of this next year—what dreams will come true, what new desires I'll discover, and what kind of opportunities will come my way.
What does the life you imagine look like? What's keeping you from getting there (or at least getting closer) in 2012?