Sunday, January 22, 2012
I have been thinking about goals and dreams. Do you ever feel like although you are happy with your life the way it is, you wouldn't mind a few changes? It isn't like I am not appreciative of what I have, but I guess I am a little dreamer. One of my dreams is to live in Carmel. Of course Carmel is in no way inexpensive so for that dream to be a reality will take a huge act of God. Still...if there were a way, I would definitely be there.
I went there on my honeymoon in 2007, and I absolutely fell in love with the place. Really it just has the appeal to me that so many towns like it do. It is kind of a small town thing. I loved the views, the greenery, and of course many of the sweet looking cottages I saw. I looked at these amazing homes and just wondered to myself what it would be like to live in a place like that. Imaging waking up to the sound of the surf and the site of the cliffs...magical.
My husband and I are going back soon. For some reason this made me totally look at the homes there and in Pacific Grove. I daydreamed quite a bit about waking up in one of these sweet cottages. A simple two bed and two bath would be fine with me...though I would appreciate also a yard (front and back) so I could garden.
I don't feel it is wrong to dream these things...I just wish I could figure out that whole way to make them happen short of winning the lottery of course. When I come back from my honeymoon. I'll post some pictures.
Now speaking of goals. I have been reading about ways to help you change habits and be successful in endeavors to change. One of the things I have really wanted to do is spend more time in the Word. I have been trying to figure out a way to make this more of a reality. It is killing me. I don't want to do it, but I seriously think that getting up earlier is probably going to be my only way to go. I don't mind getting up early. I just hate not sleeping. How sad am I?
So do I do it? Do I get up a half an hour earlier so I can spend that time reading my Bible? Part of me wants to do it, but part of me desperately wants to sleep more. So here's my plan. For the n ext week starting tomorrow, I am going to get up one half hour earlier and read my Bible. I am going to just tell me flesh to shut up and do it. I am also going to pray for God's help in this. My flesh is weak, weak, weak.
Where did this post start? No idea. Off to finish watching American Idol.