Monday, January 2, 2012

Designed to Grow

So after watching UGA lose in their bowl game today in TRIPLE overtime, I decided to finally write some New Year's Resolutions.  But this year I decided I would take the advice of one of the DJ's from my new favorite radio station here in the triad, K-Love.  The idea isn't to write down a bunch of goals but to pick one word to focus on. Have a theme for all of 2012. You can read more about it here.

I really liked that idea. I tossed around a few words but nothing was really sticking.  Then it hit me!  Let me explain in photos:

This is me on 6/28/1979. I eventually grew out of that buddha stage
And grew into my pacifier stage (notice my great loves-Star Wars and UGA football)
Then I stopped being cute and grew into my dorky phase where I wore HUGE glasses but it's cool so did my doll.
I grew into contacts and went to high school and wore super awesome velvet dresses that make me miss 90210.
I grew up and went to college and (also grew a few pants sizes too-freshman 15 x 2).
Eventually I grew into an adult, started running, stopped dating losers and met the man of my dreams and got married.
But the story shouldn't end there! I should keep growing. I should continue to GROW in my relationship with God, GROW in my marriage, GROW in my new city, GROW with my besties in other cities, GROW in my new job, GROW as a runner, GROW in the kitchen, GROW in my hobbies, GROW our savings, GROW GROW GROW.  I think instead of staying complacent this year, I will GROW.

Hey maybe I could redesign that one word into a nice printable to frame and put on my fridge or up in my office.

What is your theme for 2012?  What one word can you focus on this year?

Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.


Meredith Davenport said...

Some friends of mine and I have each been choosing a "word of the year" since 2003. It has been so great ... we have found it makes us so much more intentional about the changes we want to see in the coming year. Kudos to you in your pursuit of growth!

Julie Tiemann said...

Ohmygoodness, I too had a Molly doll and I too had big glasses, although they were even more hideous than yours! Ah, the awkward years. Well, you are NOT awkward now, Miss Hottie. Here's to continued growth in 2012!

Caroline said...

Um, I am loving the pictures. The one with your doll is by far my favorite. I love this idea. I have never been one to set goals for the year because I never follow through with them. But a word, I like that idea. So smart!

Kimber said...

Love love love it! You are such an awesome person. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Patty George said...

I LOVE Grow. For this year mine is "to be open," same thing really. But ditch any "can't do that" negativity and be open to new ideas, new friends, new technology, new ways of doing things and jump right in the way I see my grandkids do.

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