Monday, April 1, 2013

April Resolutions

My Resolutions have been MIA.  February was never updated and March just flew by. Now that my schedule is ironed out and I have set shifts at my two jobs, my blogging will hopefully be back on a regular schedule.  I've missed this!  The above photograph is not my own, but it perfectly describes how I have felt, on my last strand before breaking.  April will be a better month.

My Spiritual Resolution for the month of April is to focus on the Fruit of the Spirit Faith.  My verse of the month will be:

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1

This Fruit of the Spirit will be easy for me, because "I know whom I have believed" -
(II Timothy 1:12)

My Mental Resolution for the month will be to finish reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card for the second time and to read four more books by the end of the month.  I'm behind schedule for my #50in52 Book Club.  The leader of the club sort of disappeared on us.  He hasn't posted past the first ten books.

Do you have a book recommendation?  Please share in a comment below.  I will give any book a try.

My Physical Resolution for the month of April will be yoga!  One of my coworkers recommended it to me and another girl told me she lost 30 lbs doing yoga.  I'm going to borrow some DVDs from the library and do it in the safety of my own home.

My Emotional Resolution will be to spend more quality time with friends and family.  Joe and I have spent the past few nights playing card games.

An additional Resolution without a category is to monitor my finances this month.  Every purchase will be tracked.  April is going to be an envelope method experiment.  The idea is to have an envelope for each classification, for example rent.  The potential "leftover" money will be divided between a miscellaneous envelope and savings.  April has an "extra" paycheck which won't be there in May or June, so I will definitely have to keep that in mind.  Next month, I will institute a more strict budget based on the information gathered on this month's finances.

The idea for monthly resolutions comes from Kelli from She Learns As She Goes.  She is a fun, creative girl, check out her site!
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