12 Things I Want to Do in 2015

    Now that 2014 is winding down, I’ve come up with a list of things I want to do in the new year. Here they are, counting down from 12 to 1.

    12. Learn one new thing each day. I’ve got what some call an “OCD” problem. I tend to stick to what I know and see that through till I can’t handle it anymore, then drastically change things up. So, in 2015 I want to do ONE thing different each day to spice up this life I live.

    11. Learn to love myself more. In order to fully grasp the love God has for us, we must love ourselves. I’m a 29-year-old male who has always been a bit too self-conscious. I want to learn that I am who God made me. I’m not perfect. I will never be perfect. And that is completely the way I want to be.

    10. Be a better son, boyfriend, friend, roommate. I am not the most patient person. I tend to let little things get to me. I tend to stress over the small things and don’t bother with the big things. In 2015 I want to be the man God made me.

    9. Learn to enjoy coffee without sugar and cream. Coffee is my love language. No, seriously. But, as most true coffee fanatics will scoff at, I put sugar and cream in it. I don’t appreciate the simple form of black coffee. In 2015 I am going to break up with the sugar and creamer.

    8. See the world a tiny bit. I’m 29 and I’ve never left this content that is North America. I live in Los Angeles, close to one of the largest airports in the world. To this, I say, Iceland is calling. Dream big, dream small…just dream.

    7. Get more involved. In 2014 I helped out a nonprofit a bit on Thursdays. In 2015 I want to make it my mission to find something I’m truly passionate about and get involved—full in.

    6. Spend less time behind a screen and more time in front of a human being. I work on a computer for a living. I’m a writer and social media guru who often spends a bit too much time looking at the white screen. In 2015 I’m logging off on weekends and making it a point to be more intentional with relationships.

    5. Use the microwave less. I’m busy, so the microwave has become my best friend. I’ll often throw frozen food into that little machine, click two minutes, then eat on the go. In 2015 I’m going to appreciate the God-given gift of good food. I’m going to cook more and take time to enjoy it.

    4. Make someone smile daily. I can change the world daily. In a sea of negativity with news, we need more positivity. It’s said that the quickest way to turn someone’s day around is with a smile. I’m doing that more in 2015.

    3. Understand my faith more. We can never ever fully grasp what God is. God is _____. In 2015 I want to have more conversations, more book clubs, more more more of our Creator.

    2. Be more involved in my family’s lives. There isn’t much that’s more important than our families. Most of my family lives 2,000 miles from me. This year I’m going to be more involved through Facetime, letter writing, even dropping in unannounced (keep the snacks handy, Mom!).

    1. To not understand everything, but enjoy the ride God has me on. In 2014 I spent so much time thinking about purpose. What is my purpose? What am I going to do? How am I going to do it? I simply fell off the track a bit and, in fact, felt even more confused. I think that we have to be careful to not get so involved with the giant “P” word—purpose—because we serve a God much bigger than that. Our God works in the most mysterious ways. He has a plan for us. Don’t get so wrapped up in the future and instead focus on the here and now. God placed you in this moment for a reason. Figure out what this moment means before you worry about and plan for tomorrow.


    Girls, what do YOU want to do in 2015?

    Dave Herrmann
    My name is Dave, you may see me writing funny articles on PI or managing the social media accounts. My life is putting Christ first and everything else second. Life is beautiful when we smile and choose a positive attitude. God is good!


    1. Those are some great goals
      I would love to make joy a bigger part of my life and share that with people, and be less shy. I like #6, because it really relates to having direct conversation with people. I would really like to practice that.

    2. I’ll say some stereotypical ones, but I like to give things my own twist.
      1. Lose weight- while I know I am pretty well-proportioned (a lot of people tell me that and whatever), I actually need to lose weight to pursue one of my career goals, in service to my nation (USA).

      2. Grow closer to God- I’ve actually started putting into practice for this goal (a new year’s resolution doesn’t mean you can’t start early). I’ve decided to start and finish my day in the Word (sort of, depends on what’s going). I’ve been working on the Proverbs (evening reading) and I started the Psalms (morning reading). I also began a plan to read through the Bible in 90 days (I suggest people do it). Just through this bit, I’ve learned a lot.

      3. Turn off and Tune it- As in, turn off the computer (Sundays), and tune into where God is leading me (take quiet time, “Be still”).

      4. Go on an Adventure- With my senior year of high school almost halfway gone already, I want to make the most of what is left. I’ll try to work harder, connect more with friends, just enjoy life. It won’t be long before I graduate and am off to college and away from family and hometown friends. I want this year to be a year of exploration and accomplishment.

      Mostly, as I’ve said before, I want this year to be one dedicated to God’s service, growing in my relationship with him and following his plan for my life.

    3. My New Year’s resolutions:
      1. Build my relationship with God- this year of 2014 I haven’t done nothing but breaking God’s heart and always push him aside thinking that is my fault and don’t need his help. So this 2015 I will definitely reconnect with God’s ways and always pray to him.
      2. Control my anger and patience- I have huge temper problem and sometimes I deal it with violence instead of clam down. Also, I need to be patience I’m 17 now still in junior year and very soon as I step into the real world everything has to be worth waiting for otherwise I lose control.
      3. Believe in myself- every times something happens I always think of negative like I going to fail? Don’t want to do in my life? I hope I’m right? , and What’s my purpose in life? all theses things I kept on thinking over and over again. But no more, I have to believe in myself that no matter what happen I can always find a way to do. So, I need to build confident in myself in order to achieve in life.
      4. Rise to my achievement- keep doing good works in school, lose weight ( I look fine but I wanted to fit my size correct), learn how to cook ( when I’m adult I need to cook for myself no mommy help), and improve my health.
      5. Discover who am I- God have put me on this earth for a reason and I need to explore that reason and I know I can’t do this alone with God. So, need to read more about my faith, Jesus our savior, the holy spirit , and our Creator.

      • Your resolutions are really similar to mine! I also had some struggles with my faith in 2014–it was a really tough year and instead of running to God, I ran away.
        Anyways, all I am trying to say is that theses are awesome resolutions and even though I don’t know you, I totally believe that you can do it!

    4. I love these ideas! Most people tend to opt for the “Go to the gym everyday!” resolution, which isn’t bad at all but people do use it a lot. These are fresh ideas that may seem small but will really make a difference. 1. is something I really need to work on. Something about me is that I over think everything and sometimes it drives me crazy because I realize I can’t know it all. I plan 30 years into my future and if it doesn’t work out I get upset. I need to just trust in God and not worry about it.

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