It’s a new day, a new year. Each year I wonder if I should begin a New Year’s Resolution….or not. Well, this year I have decided not.
Instead, I want to keep on, keeping on. I want to keep on working on what I am already working on…which already feels like a lot. I don’t want to loose my focus or the headway already made. At my first Charlotte Mason conference, while walking through the halls from one workshop to another someone said, “What I do, I want to do well.” I wish I could remember exactly who said it to me, because I have thought of this phrase repeatedly over the years. I do not want to add more wonderful things to my life, my school, my plate without first thinking about what I am already doing that needs to move from simply doing, to doing well. So I will refrain from adding a new diet, a new list of books to read, or new projects as my New Year’s Resolution. No, not this year.
So what will I keep on, keeping on? I am already working on changing my thoughts, changing habits and character, doing what I ought vs. what I want, and learning not to procrastinate. I am already reading Character is Destiny, CM’s volume two, and I am slowly moving through The Deadliest Monster. We are working on implementing a Way of the Will chart weekly in our school week. I would like to develop consistency. We are discussing two chapters a month from Character is Destiny with four other families, hosted at my home. We should be finished in May, and I want to see that I have not just read a book but established real change. Add to this schooling from AO years 10, 7 and 4 and my plate is full. What I am doing, I really just want to work on doing well.
So no New Year’s Resolutions this year! My plan is to keep on, keeping on.
“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1b