Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

Happy New Year!  I rang in 2011 with a ton of high schoolers at Winterfest at Liberty University last night.  It was a concert filled night and was a lot of fun!  We heard KJ 52, Fireflight, Hawk Nelson, Kutless, and Newsboys in concert and Clayton King and Matt Pitt both spoke.  Kutless sung lots of songs from their worship album, and it was so nice to start the year off worshiping our Savior!  What about you- did you do anything special for New Year's Eve?

I can't believe it is 2011 already!  This is going to be a year of big changes for Jeremy and I.  This is the year we will get married, start new jobs, move to a new place, and make new friends.  Am I ready for all that this year will hold? I'm excited for what God has in store for the two of us this year, and am trusting His faithful hand to lead us through it all. 

Do you make new year's resolutions?  I try sometimes, but like most people, I don't get too far with them.  The one time I remember actually following through with a new years resolution was when I read the Bible through in a year.  So very rewarding- I highly recommend you start that today!  There are free guides online to tell you what chapters to read every day or you can get a One Year Bible that breaks it up into daily readings from the Old Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, and the New Testament. 

This year I do have several goals for this new year that I'm committed to following though on.  I spent some time yesterday thinking over what I really wanted to accomplish this year and thought I'd share some of them with you. 

Goals for 2011:
- Lose 15lbs. before March 23 (my birthday) and maintain my weight for the wedding.  (So I can fit in my wedding dress for bridal portraits!)
- Eat out less, cook more homemade unprocessed meals
- Save More Money and Begin a "mock" budget plan for Jeremy and I so we will be set for June. 
- Finish reading my "to read before I get married" book list by June
- Maintain a more consistent time in the Word daily

I used this new year's goals worksheet to make an action plan for these things to happen.   This worksheet breaks it down into a "48 hour plan", "short term plan", and "long term plan" to help make sure that you follow through with your new year's goals. 

I am looking forward to continuing to blog this next year and want to say thank you for those of you who read and check in with us here.  If you stop by and read and aren't a follower yet, I'd love for you to follow so I'll know you're reading.  I pray that this blog will be a means of blessing and encouraging you each in some way. 


  1. Hi Cortney,
    sounds like you had a great night. I don't make new years resolutions. Just some goals. I once tried to read the bible in a year. It took 3 or 4, but I was so glad I did it. Losing some weight, and quality of life are on the goal list, along with working on some personal qualities - neverending. I'm off to check out your goals worksheet.

    Lisa x

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    Enjoy - Cheers,
    Lisa x

  3. Lisa,
    I just checked out that website and love it! Thanks for sharing!


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