December 21, 2010

day 21: future self

future self. imagine yourself five years from now. what advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (bonus: write a note to yourself 10 years ago. what would you tell your younger self?)

knowing that my focus for 2011 is discipline in every area of my life, i would remind myself of a quote i frequently stumble across: "the pain of self-discipline is far less than the pain of regret." in 2011, i need to hold myself accountable in more ways. i need to make sure i follow through with the goals i set. i can't let myself off the hook. not if it's that important to me in the first place. i want to be standing here this time next year proud of how i spent my hours and days. i want to see what a little more discipline and determination will accomplish. my friend Becca is a beautiful example of the disciplined lifestyle i so desire.

let's see...10 years ago, i was 14. so that' puts me in 9th grade. yes, i'm young for my "grade." hasn't stopped me yet though! i'd probably look back and tell my 9th grade self to step up her game spiritually. i hadn't hit the point where i looked at my faith seriously. i was a good kid, but i was missing the part about passionately pursuing the Lord. i wasn't investing in anyone else's life. i wasn't discipling. i wasn't serving. (well, i was serving plenty of volleyballs, but you get my point) i was me focused. my gaze was so set on Carolina Volleyball that i was blinded to needs and opportunities to serve that were right in my face. i wouldn't go back and change my 9th grade self, but i'd tell my 9th grade self to start passionately pursuing the Lord and find ways to serve.


live unashamedly. laugh uncontrollably. love unconditionally.


Becca Christensen said...

Wow, I'm not sure I'm deserving of such a compliment friend, but thank you. I know that you will have a great successful year. When my post like this posts you will laugh because it is not at all deep. But it is funny.

bekah brinkley said...

i can't wait to see what you post on all these days once you finally "catch up" to me. :o)