I sit here as children's laughter echoes through my ears. Out of the corner of my eye I can see two people playing cards with each other, enjoying each others company. Two people who usually don't socialise, joined together by united enjoyment.
Behind me a water fight is erupting. I hear screams, I hear stomping feet and water splashing against the glass. In the distance, I hear the soft hum of cicadas coupled with the drone of moving water.
Tonight, I am at camp. A youth camp where we, as leaders, spend 5 days teaching the kids about Jesus, playing exciting group games and in general have fun with each other, growing with one another.
I have been leading this camp for the last 3 years, and it has been such an amazing experience, one that I will talk to you more about in the coming weeks.
For now though, I am slightly distracted by the looming end of year that is literally just around the corner. I usually am not a fan of New Years Eve. I never have much planned and most of my resolutions fail within the first week. It's like I've set myself up to fail. Should I dare say next year will be different?
I am unsure. It's still motivating to write a list, but it is also so dissatisfying when I fail. To be honest, if I were to write a list, it would include some adventure, dance, fitness and just general happiness. I think general resolutions may be easier to accomplish? Or are specific ones easier because they are exactly that?
I want to choose a new way of living, or perhaps a new outlook on my life. Maybe choosing to be more adventurous in my day rather than waiting for an adventure to find me. Perhaps choosing to listen to music and dance when I am bored rather than spend hours scrolling through an endless, pointless Facebook newsfeed.
I don't know. I haven't decided on anything yet, but what I do know is that I want to start choosing to live my life rather than waiting for it to start. It has started. This is it.
What are your New Years resolutions? Do you believe in them? Do you follow them? Any tips for sticking by them? As you can see, I don't have a clue...
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