A New Beginning....

June 5, 2011

Today is the First Sunday of the month. The church sermon today was about getting back on track and doing a revival. I know that the pastor was referring to a spiritual revival, but I know that there are so many more aspects to life that folks need to revive. My mind went to wandering about where I am and how I may be falling short. I figure there is no time better than this day to do some self reevaluations and get some things back on track. To do this, I had to look back on my list of goals for the year that I made on New Year's Day. While this hasn't been a complete fail, I am a little off where I want to be. I have been making some steps but I love to push myself to near perfection. So here's where I stand….

Goal #1: The first task was the pass the MS bar exam…..which I failed. I was exactly 6 points away from passing. I just don't get it. I come SO close to be able to reach out and grab it and can't get to it. 

Goal #2: Still haven't got that job yet…..but I have an interview for a great job lined up. Not necessarily in my career path….but it will pay the bills until I get there.

Goal #3: As far as my weight loss goes….I have gained and lost the same 6 pounds since the beginning of the year. Even though I want to lose weight, I have not been motivated enough to actually do something about it for more than 2 weeks at a time.

Goal #4: This is one I am blowing out of the water!! I am reading more than I have been over the past 4 years. I have started a Goodreads book reading challenge and have pledged to read 25 books over the course of this year. I'm 5 down and almost finished with the 6th! Yay!

Goal #5: I am slowly but surely beginning to blog more. This is a challenge because I get intimidated by other people out there. I am starting to find my own voice though….

Goal #6: *sighs* I am not attending church regularly. BUT I have been watching church regularly on Ustream. So I am, by my own standards, making strides. The upside of watching this church on Ustream is that I will be actually setting foot in the doors regularly really soon…..which brings me to…..

Goal #7: I am going to be moving away from Oxford in 2 months!!!!! Whether or not I have a job by the end of my lease, I am going to be moving to the Jackson Metro area. Now if certain job opportunities open up….I will be moving elsewhere. But the time in Oxford is coming to an end.

Now 3 and a possible out of 7 isn't bad….but I need to get in gear NOW. So this is the updated list for the rest of the year.

Find a job. No way around it. Just has to happen.
Start studying for the Tennessee and Louisiana bar exams. I really feel like that this is a sign that Mississippi is not my final resting place. It's time to get moving. I thought that I could only take the Mississippi bar 3 times but after this fail attempt, they sent me the paperwork for a retest. I don't know if I want to go through this with the state of Mississippi again. I will try for reciprocity later in life if I want to come home and practice.
Lose this weight. It's really getting ridiculous now. I saw a recent picture of myself that made me ask "what happened?" I am starting to have big girl issues….and I am afraid, lol. Tomorrow is the day. No excuses. Just got to get moving.
Continue in my walk with God. It's one of the few things that is giving me life right now. For the first time in a long time, I am excited about my faith.

How are doing with your New Year's resolutions? Are you keeping up or falling short?


Bookworm Diva said...

I admire how you are looking at the passing the bar situation! Do it girl!!! Let God lead you!!

Kathryn said...

Thank you! Most people around me are trying to lead me to quit. I don't think that this chapter in my life is over. I am going to keep pushing til I get a sign that it is time to do otherwise.

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