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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

Goals for 2008

Originally posted on my HSB blog, January 4, 2008

Here are some things I am hoping to accomplish in 2008:

Read through the bible in a year - This year my family and I decided to read through the Bible using a One Year Bible. My siblings and I have never done this, and I am really excited. Although it is a real big commitment, we are still going strong.

Grow closer to God - I think this should be a goal for our whole lives. My Dad says that you can ALWAYS be closer to God. One way I am going to do this is by reading through the Bible in a year.

Become a better sister/daughter - No matter how it seems on the blog world, I am not perfect. I mess up a lot and am not the most patient person in the world. This year I hope and pray that I will learn to control my temper and have more patience and self control.

Finish the MANY projects I have started - I have many projects that still need to be finished, believe it or not. They include: knitting a scarf for my sister, finishing crocheting my baby blanket, finish sewing my three-tiered skirt, as well as others which I can't remember.

Work on my attitude - My attitude could use some work as well. This year I'm praying that God would help me to improve my attitude.

Make a cape - I am planning to use some of my Christmas money to make a Narnia-style cape. Mom said it shouldn't be too hard, and, while I still have to find a pattern, we found some deep reddish-purple fabric at Wal-Mart that would work.

Those are all the goals I can think of at the moment, but I will probably add more as the year goes on.

Oh, and I wanted to post a little note about my posting schedule...because of the busyness of the holidays, I have not been posting regularly on Tuesdays and Fridays, but hopefully now that things are calming down I can get back to normal.

Have a blessed year!

Kylie

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