New Year Passions

Forget New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re not passionate about something, you won’t stick with it.

Financial Responsibility
Ok, so I’m down to my last month of being in Canada. My last month of having an income. As of the beginning of this month I felt a heightened urgency to track my spending habits. So since the first of January I have been keeping receipts for every single thing I have spent money on.

It’s annoying.

It’s annoying because it made me realize how much useless things I spend money on.
So today I developed a rough budget plan: a way to maximize the amount of money I will finish this month with.
Normally I wouldn’t be so concerned with the amount of money I pile up, but I don’t know how much my trips to Sweden and Germany are going to cost me in the end, so I better be safe than sorry.

Nutrition and Wellness
It seems that I have come into a sudden interest in nutrition.
I may appear healthy in the broadest sense: in that I am not visibly sick at the moment. But I don’t think that I am well. I know I do not get enough exercise, and will be the first to admit that I do not have the healthiest diet. This might cause you to think that the next thing I’m going to say is, “I’m going on a diet and am going to shed some pounds.” (Or maybe something along those lines with a little less cheese factor).

I think a huge pitfall of “diets” these days is that they cater to a crowd of people looking for a quick fix: something to lose those extra pounds. So people starve themselves or what have you.
My focus is more of one seeking a lifestyle change that will promote wellness, not just quick weight loss. I want to know what will help me, and what will hinder me. And I feel ripped off that the only thing I learned about nutrition in school was, “Follow Canada’s Food Guide.” Thanks, that’s a big help. Er, no, it’s not.

So, this is all very new, but I’m thinking this is something I could persue a career in. If you think of it, could you keep me in your prayers as I contemplate this? Thanks.

5 Responses to “New Year Passions”

  1. Clay Says:

    It’s great to see you’ve become so passionate about so much lately! It’s like you’ve had a total transformation since Christmas…and it’s all been good.

  2. Neely Says:

    That was a great post! I’ll try to remember to pray for you, although I’m very forgetful. All the best for you as you carry out these plans.

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