Did you make any new year resolutions this year? If you remember my post about New Year Resolutions and the giveaway along with it, I said that I don’t believe in resolutions which is true. I think most of them fail. However, even though I feel that way I made a goal/resolution of my own for this new year. I decided that I wanted to spend the year trying to get more plugged in at church and meet people there.
Even though I seem like a social maven on-line I’m not social at all in real life. Talking to people is a challenge for me, sharing my life with them is hard, of course I could talk about my blog until I was blue in the face but then I feel like I’m bragging so I try really hard to just not talk about my blog. Anxiety and nerves always kick in when I’m around people. I over analyze everything so I’m working on overcoming this and meeting people.
Here’s My progress so far:
My husband and I joined a class at church. We had our first meeting on Monday and it went ok. I say it went ok because all we had time to do was introductions. The videos and dinner portion ran late so we didn’t have a lot of time for discussions and digging in deep. Next week I’m sure I’m going to be pushed further out of my comfort zone. SIGH!
Then last night we went to a family game night with our small group hosts from church. They held it at their house and we had dinner, played Catch Phrase and had dessert. The kids had quite a lot of fun and Zoe did really well. I see a lot of my anxiety in her when it comes to meeting new people but I think she knows all the kids from Sunday School. I met one new couple last night and got to know three couple a little more than I did before. But I have to say that Catch Phrase made me feel like I was going to pass out with anxiety. I’m sure I wasn’t alone, and I did everything inside my head to calm myself down. I took a lot of deep breaths and tried to slow my heart rate. I love playing games, really I do! Anxiety bothers me a lot more now than it did 10 years ago.
Our other goal is saving for Disney World and Paying off debt. I would say that’s another post all on it’s own right there.
Overall I would say yes I’m making progress on my goals for this year. How about you, how are you doing? Are you losing weight, are you eating better, saving money, paying off debt? How are your goals going?