Yes, I’m a Resolution Kind of Girl

Yes, I’m a Resolution Kind of Girl

The other day I heard a podcast featuring Dave Hollis, from a series by Jen Hatmaker, which focused on finishing strong. He offered a few questions relevant to the ends of years, and decades. Ones that I plan to sit down and ponder at some point after 2020 officially begins:
What did I fill my day with?
What brought me joy?
What was a good use of my time?
What was a poor use of my time?
My grandiose plan was a personal calendar retreat, but instead, I’ve found myself sitting idly in bathtubs and coffee shops and in front of Netflix. Still, in all the stillness (And likely because of the stillness), I have a few courses of change for the upcoming year/decade:
1.  Moving toward publication. I completed the rough draft on May 10, 2018. They say it is good to walk away for a time before reviewing and editing material. I think it’s been long enough, wouldn’t you say?
2.  Moving toward a year alcohol-free. I’ve hit the reset button a few times since completing and surpassing my ninety-day goal in November.  And I could stay with the idea of keeping consumption for special occasions, and eventually that may be where I end up. But at this point, I want more for me. And this requires more time in the abstinence lane.
3.  Moving to a new community of believers. I’ve held back leaving my church out of fear and emotion for nearly two years since I felt the nudge to leave. Gentle and patient He is with our reluctancy to change. It’s time though to walk through new doors where the openings are in roofs (This will make sense to a few of you :)). I’m looking forward to serving where the need is greatest.
What I’m noticing is this:  Movement is necessary for possibilities to become realities.
And since possibility is my “word” for 2020…it is time to shake things up a bit.
How about you? Any change in store for the upcoming year?


  1. Margo on December 31, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Love Dave Hollis and your blogs. Happy New Year Josie. So looking forward to seeing God’s plan for you.

    • Josette Barone on December 31, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Aww thank you!

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