It’s so cliche but I really cannot believe we are 1/4 of the way through 2016! I’ve stayed busy with work and classwork and I guess I haven’t paid much attention.
I spent some time this morning looking over my quarterly goals from January to March. Some were accomplished, but most were not. As always, I did a better job meeting my external goals than internal ones.
For the second quarter of the year, I plan to focus on these internally centered goals: health and rest. I listened to a sermon a few weeks ago about the importance of Sabbath rest. It is a commandment, but I know I don’t heed it the way I do the others. Intentional rest is an outside sign of trust…trust that the Father will take care of His child.
Here are a few other lessons I learned this March.
- Taking two classes at once was a big mistake. By the grace of God, I am getting through it, but May 31 cannot come soon enough. I finished one class on March 21, but another one start the 28th, so I will finish 3 this semester.
- Academic writing is HARD! This is a result of #1. One of my classes is killing me. I haven’t had to write in APA format for years.
- Fellowship brings life. I started attending a new small group in February and it has been a joy. I am so thankful.
- I tend to make life decisions out of fear. This could be its own post but for now, I will just leave it here. I don’t like this about myself. I think it is a big reason why I have trouble finding rest.