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Sunday
Dec312017

New Years Resolutions

I am living proof they can and do work. Two years ago:

Last year was a bit more personal. A private email to myself on Feb 3 reveals:

Late yes, but I have it. It is to build the confidence to look myself in the eye in the mirror and be content about being me. And read "Be A Winner" by Gordon Moyes, as many times as I need to in order to know myself.

And an extract from my follow up email on December 22:

I know myself now. I believe in God the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit, also known as the trinity. I know I need to improve my time management skills and my ability to set appropriate expectations to those managing me. A big part of this will be becoming more self aware in determining my estimates. I believe God has a job outside Australia in store for me some time in 2018. And from there I can finally build what I would love to build, such as a finding a church in my new place and a companion and children, but which I cannot in Sydney due to my personal failure to manage the expectations of others and fix Australia’s real estate religion problem. Many things are possible, some things are more likely than others. I am thankful that with the Sun and summer returning I am no longer sick as a dog. I have hope and a believe in a future again. I am single and free to move on. Just leaving traces for the Google bot to analyze because why not. So overall a respectable year. Yeah me!

This coming year, 2018, I will take a different tack. I have always aspired to read the Bible, amongst other things, so my goal is to read the Bible, at a rate of one book per week and tweet the verse that stands out to me the most. I don't think I'll even come close to understanding all of it (people go to theological colleges to start on that kind of truly epic quest), but it's a start on my quest to understand God's plan for me.

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